Riverdale Season 2 DVD Review – All The Cheryl and Toni Deleted Scenes!

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Riverdale Season 2 DVD (Image: Farid-ul-Haq)

Riverdale: The Complete Second Season is currently available on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital. So, if you want to own all 22-episodes along with some interesting extra features, I recommend picking up a physical copy. Also, while the show still has some problematic elements, as far as my opinion goes, binge-watching the Riverdale Season 2 DVD made for a better viewing experience than waiting for weekly episodes. Riverdale is definitely a binge-worthy show.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own

The debut season of Riverdale attracted a lot of viewers, resulting in a “phenomenal 60% average viewership growth,” in the series’ second season, according to Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. Let’s see if the viewing numbers continue to be high for the third season.

Anyway, coming to the 4-disc Riverdale Season 2 DVD release, the series’ sophomore outing ended up being 22-episodes long (the first season was only 13-episodes). So, of course, even crazier stuff happened. Riverdale isn’t a masterpiece. But it sure is fun to watch even if you might cringe at a few scenes.

The second season gave us a mysterious serial killer, creepy parents, teen melodrama, and numerous plot threads. I can’t wait to see what more shenanigans the third season has in store. However, I hope the series (season 4 and onward) goes back to being smaller than 22-episodes to do away with certain pacing issues and filler content.

The front of the DVD packaging has the main artwork. The back has the synopsis along with a list of special features. Here is the disc breakdown for the Riverdale Season 2 DVD release!

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
    • This feature shines a spotlight on Archie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica.
  • Making the Musical: Riverdale Bonus Feature
    • This is a behind-the-scenes look at the musical episode in the second season.
  • Riverdale: 2017 Comic-Con Panel Bonus Feature
  • Riverdale Pop Quiz! Bonus Feature
    • The cast is tested on their knowledge about the characters and the show.
  • Gag Reel

One of the things you might have noticed about the Riverdale Season 2 DVD release are the deleted scenes accompanying every episode. While most of these deleted scenes don’t necessarily add a lot to the show, I personally liked the ones featuring Cheryl Blossom (my favorite character) and Toni Topaz. I can’t understand why these scenes were deleted in the first place. They added a lot to Cheryl and Toni’s relationship. Do better, Riverdale editors. Do better!

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Riverdale Season 2 DVD (Image: Farid-ul-Haq)

Cheryl went through a lot in the second season. She was even part of a queer conversion therapy plot thread which… don’t ask. I mean, I can’t bring myself to drag Riverdale when it doesn’t try to prop itself as the greatest show in the world. It knows what it is, and because of that, I tend to put my harsher criticisms away when talking about it.

The DVD release’s 16×9 widescreen format video presentation makes for a clear picture, ensuring even the most dimly lit scenes show you what’s going on. The Audio presentation is in English 5.1 and I didn’t experience any problems with the sound.

Here are some basics:

Price: $39.99 SRP

4 DVD-9s

Audio – English (5.1)

Subtitles – ESDH

Presented in 16×9 widescreen format

Running Time: Feature: Approx 968 min

The Blu-ray is available from Warner Bros. Home Archive. You can also own the entire season on Digital.

You can also read my review of Riverdale Season One DVD release.

Are you looking forward to Riverdale Season 3? Will you be picking up the Riverdale Season 2 DVD release? Let us know.

Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.

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