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Riverdale Season 2 DVD review: What to expect & why it’s worth buying!

As Riverdale: The Complete Second Season drops on DVD and Blu-ray, we’re diving into the 4-disc set to explore what fans can expect and why they should be adding it to their collection!

After a breakout debut season, Riverdale wasted no time in cementing itself as one of the most buzzed about series around. Full of countless new secrets, shocking new betrayals and, of course, just the right dash of seduction and corruption, Season 2 upped the ante more than we ever imagined to deliver yet another unforgettable season!

With a phenomenal 60% average viewership growth from last season, Riverdale continues to build its passionate fan base in its second season,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. “We’re thrilled to release Riverdale: The Complete Second Season on DVD so both new and returning fans can relive all of their favorite episodes and enjoy new behind-the-scenes extras.”

Thanks to our friends at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, we were lucky enough to receive an advance copy of the release in order to bring you an in-depth look at what to expect from the 4-disc set before exploring what makes the set must-have!

About the Release – What to Expect

About the Season

Photo Credit: Riverdale: The Complete Second Season/Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Image Acquired from Warner Bros. PR

“Based on the characters from Archie Comics, Riverdale returns with its subversive take on small-town life. Determined to protect the sanctity of his town in the wake of his father’s shooting by the Black Hood, season two of Riverdale finds Archie seeking justice…and vengeance,” Warner Bros. Home Entertainment teases of its latest release.

“As a civil war brews between the Northside and the Southside, loyalties are divided. Betty and Jughead’s relationship enters fragile territory when Jughead decides to join the Southside Serpents and Betty’s long-lost brother Chic returns. Veronica finds her life upended by her father Hiram’s arrival and his dark schemes for the town’s future.

Everyone will have to pick a side, including Queen Bee Cheryl Blossom, star-to-be Josie McCoy, Kevin Keller, and Reggie Mantle. Things are never what you’d expect in Riverdale, and that’s especially true as Archie and the gang race to avert a full-on riot and to solve the mystery of the Black Hood.”

Disc by Disc Line-Up

Disc 1
  • Episode 1, “Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 2, “Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 3, “Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 4, “Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded Sundown”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 5, “Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls”
    • Deleted Scene
Disc 2
  • Episode 6, “Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof”
    • Deleted Scene
  • Episode 7, “Chapter Twenty: Tales from the Darkside”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 8, “Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 9, “Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 10, “Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 11, “Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler”
    • Deleted Scene
Disc 3
  • Episode 12, “Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and the Divine”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 13, “Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 14, “Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 15, “Chapter Twenty-Eight: There Will Be Blood”
    • Deleted Scene
  • Episode 16, “Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primary Colors”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 17, “Chapter Thirty: The Noose Tightens”
    • Deleted Scenes
Disc 4
  • Episode 18, “Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 19, “Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 20, “Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 21, “Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Episode 22, “Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World”
    • Deleted Scenes
  • Caught Between Two Worlds: The Darkness Inside Bonus Feature
    • Prepare to dive deep into the psyches of Riverdale‘s Core 4 – Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica – with this special feature which puts the quartet front and center.
  • Making the Musical: Riverdale Bonus Feature
    • A true standout from Season 2 was without a doubt the season’s special musical episode which hit the perfect note with viewers. Now through this special feature, fans can get a special behind the scenes look at the magic and challenges of bringing Carrie the Musical to the Riverdale High stage.
  • Riverdale: 2017 Comic-Con Panel Bonus Feature
    • A staple on most Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases, travel back to 2017’s Comic-Con Panel to witness the excitement of the show’s second SDCC appearance.
  • Riverdale Pop Quiz! Bonus Feature
    • Just how well does the Riverdale cast know the show and their characters? You’ll find out in this fun, light-hearted bonus feature which challenges the cast with testing their knowledge of the show.
  • Gag Reel
    • No DVD release would be complete without a gag reel and the Riverdale Season 2 gag reel is sure to delight fans!
Next: Casey Cott and Ashleigh Murray tease Season 3 dynamics, relationships & more

Photo Credit: Riverdale/The CW, Diyah Pera Image Acquired from CWTVPR

Final Thoughts – Why It’s Worth Buying!

When it comes to Riverdale: The Complete Second Season, there is absolutely no denying that this 4-disc set is an absolute must-have for any fan of the series!

For me, what pushes the set over the top is the number of exclusive bonus features included on the 4-disc collection. When determining whether to pick up a season’s DVD or Blu-Ray set, my decision is almost always based upon the collection’s bonus content and immediately after giving Riverdale: The Complete Second Season DVD set a thorough view, I was sold on the set.

First and foremost, can we talk about the fact that the collection features at least one deleted scene from each and every single episode in the season?! Sure we expect a few deleted scenes, but I never imagined the collection to come packed with so many wonderful deleted scenes.

Adding to the allure of the collection are the variety of additional diverse bonus features, features that provided fans with that new content we so often crave from DVD and Blu-ray releases. From staples such as the gag reel and SDCC panel to the pop quiz with the cast and behind the scenes look at Carrie the Musical, each special feature hits the perfect note.

If you can’t get enough of The CW’s breakout drama and its charming cast, adding Riverdale: The Complete Second Season to your collection is an absolute must!

Make sure to pick up your copy of Riverdale: The Complete Second Season where Blu-rays and DVDs are sold!