After depicting the drama behind the lives of the windy city’s firefighters, cops and medical staff, Dick Wolf’s latest expansion into his Chicago universe follows the prosecutors and investigators at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. The city’s high-stakes cases often capture the attention of the media, forcing State’s attorney Mark Jefferies (Carl Weathers), assistant State’s attorney Peter Stone (Philip Winchester), chief investigator Antonio Dawson (Jon Seda) and investigator Laura Nagel (Joelle Carter) to balance public opinion, embedded power struggles and their unwavering passion for the law.
Although the characters of the show are based on the popular Archie Comics, don’t expect to watch a colorful action-comedy version here. This TV adaptation by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has shifted the innocent small-town shenanigans of Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and the rest of the gang into a shocking tale featuring character deaths, risqué explorations of sexuality and even toying with the undead. “Riverdale” is full of recognizable Archie elements, but the familiar character names and some of their superficial traits have been funneled into a creepy murder mystery with shadings of incest, inappropriate student-teacher relations and corruption that would make the original “Riverdale” gang blush. The main cast feature K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty and Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodges.
Ever wonder what Bryan Mills, the character played by Liam Neeson in the three “Taken” movies, did to be such a badass CIA operative feared by many? Well, the new “Taken” TV series is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that follows the origin story of a younger, hungrier former green beret Bryan Mills, who eventually became a deadly CIA operative. This show features “Vikings” star Clive Standen as Bryan Mills.
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