Riverdale Review

Kate Santoyo, Reporter



River dale is a show that addresses issues going on in our everyday lives, and it specifically shows how to deal with tough mental health stressors. 

The show starts off with Cheryl and her brother rowing a boat going down a river than they hit the rapids. The next scene is Cheryl soaking wet sobbing saying that the boat turned over, and the camera starts to zoom out the viewer sees a large amount of cop cars, firefighters, and a ambulance then the word “River dale” shows on the screen. Cheryl hides how she truly feels about what happened, bottling it up until it explodes.

It’s like how people bottle it up or hide how they truly feel until they explode. Sometimes people let their feelings take control doing impulsive choices that they didn’t mean, but once it explodes there’s no going back. 

Cheryl couldn’t deal with how toxic everything was around her to the point where she didn’t have an escape or she felt like she couldn’t talk to anyone this pushed her to the edge. Instead of seeing mental health for all the things affecting her, she kept it in but it just kept building up over time then it exploded. 

According to Scott Hurst, one of Skyline’s counselors, “Mental Health is as important as physical Health. If you hide how you feel and let it grow, it can end in catastrophe. Not only that, but it infects the people around you.” All of the characters throughout the story have faced problems that most of us face in our own lives, but it also shows the result of what happens if you don’t do anything about it.

River dale is on its 4th season. The first episode is about the Memory of Fred Andrews, the man who would do anything for his family and others no matter what the cost. The focus of this season is learning how to “let things go” in order to cope and  move on with life.