Awful adaptations: Archie comics
When The CW recently announced the details of its upcoming adaptation of the beloved Archie Comics gang, Riverdale, fans were aghast. Descriptions of Jughead as an "emo heartthrob," Betty with an "affinity for Adderall," and Archie as a "pumped" jock set off alarm bells warning of a potential train wreck.
Which is absolutely nothing new where Archie is concerned. Because Riverdale isn't the first time they've tried to adapt Archie—and it isn't even close to being the weirdest or the worst attempt. So strap in, because here's a look at how good ol' Archie Andrews somehow ended up with 75 years worth of mullets, ghosts, and depressed divorcees.