PEOPLE, TV & CINEMA Riverdale Characters WARM-UP Fate un elenco di film e cartoni animati tratti da romanzi o fumetti. SPEAKING GROUP WORK 61 From comics to tv Riverdale is an American teen drama television series based on the characters of Archie Comics, an American comic book publisher specialised in series for teenagers, which takes its name from Archie Andrews, the protagonist of the comics. It was originally conceived for a film adaptation, but it was converted into a television series. The series is made up of seven seasons, and the first episode was released in 2017. Story Riverdale is a quiet town which is upset by the death of a popular rich boy, Jason Blossom. Archie and his friends try to solve the case, but each discovery reveals more and more secrets that their hometown hides: Riverdale is not as innocent as it appears and hides many mysteries and dark truths that the four protagonists are always involved in. 1 INVALSI READING Scegli l opzione corretta. 1. Which of the following sentences is wrong? a. Riverdale is a teen drama series. b. Riverdale is an old tv series. c. Riverdale has supernatural elements. d. Riverdale is filmed in Canada. 2. Which of the following adjectives can be used to describe the plot of Riverdale? a. Mysterious. b. Comic. c. Funny. d. Romantic. 114 Archie Andrews is a smart, kind and honest student who has a good social life and a strong passion for music. He is friendly, but sometimes he becomes aggressive and is often involved in fights. Betty Cooper is Archie s best friend. She is a sweet girl and a brilliant student who loves doing research and writing newspaper articles about her findings. Jughead Jones has been Archie s friend since they were children. He is a handsome and good boy whose difficult childhood made him tough. He loves being a writer. Veronica Lodge is a rich, charismatic, and confident girl who moved to Riverdale from New York after her father s arrest. She is Betty s best friend and becomes an entrepreneur . 3. Why is Jughead a tough guy? a. Because he is a writer. b. Because he had a hard childhood. c. Because he is jealous of Archie. d. Because he loves Veronica. 4. Why does Riverdale look old-fashioned? a. Because it is set in 1939. b. Because characters wear old fashioned clothes. c. Because it is based on old comics. d. Because it is an old series. 2 WRITING Crea uno schema per riassumere il testo.