Archie Comics enters TV and while the show is much better than the really horrible TV movie, it’s a dark ‘subversive’ take on the world. Everyone has hidden secrets and blah blah blah.
It’s hard to say what it will become. They kept gay Kevin Keller, but Jughead is no longer asexual (or perhaps is not yet asexual), and the very first episode gave us a faux-lesbian kiss with Betty and Veronica. After one season it was too-soon-to-tell. Season two was even weirder and twisted. The show is just odd.
Queer Plotline Timeline
In season one, Cheryl’s actions towards girls was a bit off. She was close friends with Josie McCoy, harboring what appeared to be a crush, but nothing was said.
In season two, we meet openly bisexual Toni. Midway through the season, Cheryl tells Toni she was in love with her best friend in Jr. High, Heather.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Season Two, Episode 3 “Chapter Sixteen: Watcher in the Woods” – Toni makes out with Jughead, but says she’s more into girls.
- Season Two, Episode 14 “Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes” – Cheryl admits to Toni she’s always been into girls.