Chapter 31: "A Night to Remember"

There's one thing Mac & Maud can agree on - Carrie: The Musical deserved to close after 4 performances.

We're back from YET ANOTHER HIATUS for the biggest event of the season! Or at least the biggest event on The CW? Or the biggest...oh who are we kidding, this episode kind of stunk. Betty's Farrah Fawcett hair and the bellbottoms were quite hilarious and Fangs Fogarty is our new favorite person. Fred made us have ALL of the feels. But this musical...it's not so great. And Macintosh and Maud vehemently disagree with why that is. We're back in the Doghouse for the rest of the season, Bulldogs!

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Chapter 30: "The Noose Tightens"

We're all over the place this week before our next hiatus...some good, some bad, some weird. In other words, it's Riverdale.

The writers really threw a lot of spaghetti at the wall this week. Toni rescued Cheryl, Alice gave up her Serpent hatred, and Archie's throwing down against the stupidest mafiosos in the universe. It's weird, but it's fun, and that's why it's Riverdale. Hopefully we're setting up for something amazing when we're back in two weeks.

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Excerpt from "Bullet" by Ann Marr (the song playing under Cheryl's rescue from the Sisters) taken from YouTube. Copyright 2018 Ann Marr. Available for purchase and download via all platforms at this link.

Excerpt from "Me and Mrs. Jones" by Billy Paul taken from YouTube. (P) 1972, 1974 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. You can buy the song at Amazon or iTunes.

Chapter 29: “Primary Colors”

Elections. Drama. Gaslighting. Redheads. It’s ALL packed into this week’s Riverdale.

Despite all the misgivings and weird hiatus, Riverdale came back this week with an episode where some actual things happened . The gang is now firmly split into couples and setting up for a showdown at Riverdale High’s election...or are  they? Meanwhile Mary Andrews is back in town, Ethel-Barb is getting her own damn #justice, Betty’s pulling out the crazy card with Chic, and we get maybe  the worst cameo of all time from a Mr. Andrew Cohen.

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Chapter 28: "There Will Be Blood"

There's a lot going on in Riverdale. The question is - does any of it matter?

A fairly polarizing episode from our co-hosts this week. Maud's excited by the crazy developments (maybe a return of a deceased relative) but Mac...Mac's not into it so much. Between the very low-stakes mafia issues of the Lodges, the gooberish political aspirations of Fred Andrews, or the persistent face of teenage detective work, Betty Drew, there's a LOT going on. Just...does it mean anything?

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Chapter 27: "The Hills Have Eyes"

Riverdale comes back in full force this week as the gang heads to Lodge Lodge for some rest, relaxation and risky behavior...

It's been too long, Bulldogs. We're finally back. And we're pleased to report that this episode was more of the Riverdale we really love to watch - a little high-school, a little sexy, and a ton of one-liners. Jughead and Veronica kiss, Dark Betty makes an appearance, Cheryl gets vulnerable with Toni and Kevin Keller just wants people to stop asking "are you with anyone?" Welcome back to the Doghouse - let's hope they can keep this up.

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Excerpt also used from "Full On Kevin's Mom" from Soundgarden's 1989 album Louder than Love. Copyright ℗© 1989 A&M Records. You can hear the full song on YouTube or purchase on Amazon.

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Chapter 26: "The Tell-Tale Heart"

Everybody's in too deep, and it's only a matter of time before things start to fall apart for the Scooby gang...

In the end, it's not the crime that gets you. It's the gnawing guilt at what you've done. That's the hard lesson Betty Cooper is learning after bleaching the Cooper family kitchen to try and get rid of the mass of blood Chick spilled. Betty's struggling to keep it all together, and she knows she's gonna need help to fix this. Meanwhile, Archie's getting pressured by the "FBI," Jughead's staring down the Mayor, Veronica is trying to broker peace with warring clans and Chick Cooper is a complete sociopath. Join us in the Doghouse to make sense of all the mounting tension in Riverdale.

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Chapter 25: The Wicked and the Divine

Now THAT’s how you make a Riverdale episode! 

Dude. THIS is the Riverdale we’ve come to know and love. Everybody gets some action (especially Jughead and Betty) while the Lodges slowly take over Riverdale. Archie’s turning into a garnet-headed Goodfella, Veronica has to reckon with her sins and Tall Boy is still a total jerk. We’re here to talk about all of it in The Doghouse!

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Chapter 24: The Wrestler

We don't even know where to begin this week - there's good, there's bad, and there's some seriously crazy going down in Riverdale.

This week was a BEAST in the Doghouse. Veronica is scheming with Mommy and Daddy, Archie's trying to impress Hiram Lodge, Kevin Keller gets to tackle his carrot-topped friend, Betty's learning about her dark side with Chick, and Jughead reports on a bombshell that he maybe shouldn't have told. Oh, and Cheryl has some serious chaos up her sleeve. We're grabbing some coffee, hitting our favorite chairs and gabbing about all the latest gossip in Kevin's column - join us in the Doghouse!

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Chapter 23: The Blackboard Jungle

You guys, we just got back to the Doghouse. Did you have to make such a mess fighting in here?

After one long month, Riverdale has returned and HOO BOY is this one a rollercoaster. Archie’s working for the *finger quotes* “FBI”, Betty meets her long-lost brother and the Serpents are moving to Riverdale. And that would usually be enough, but when you throw in some really cheesy writing, inconsistency and very bad graffiti, we’ve got ourselves a real humdinger. Get your snacks and grab a couch for the newest Doghouse!

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DOGHOUSE AFTER DARK: Mid-Season Review

We're officially on break from Riverdale, so that means it's time for the DOGHOUSE AFTER DARK!

After everyone in their house got sick, Mac & Maud are finally ready to jump on their mid-season review of Riverdale. We've got a full tin of Jingle-Jangle and a ton of opinions, and we're here to share. The writers have a LOT of explaining to do, Alice and FP are our favorites, and we spend a good amount of time trying to determine whether there's too many plot points or not enough plot connections. Then, after a break, we talk to Maud, the TV Genius, about her ongoing predictions and play a round of "Guess the Plot from the Episode Name." We're working on a better title...

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S2E9 / "Chapter 22: Silent Night, Deadly Night"

A cursory watch of this episode will make one feel as though the writers had done a pretty good job of setting us up for the 13 episodes coming in January. Upon further examination, however, this actually looks to be a real clunker. Why haven't we learned more about Penny Peabody and FP Jones, and what "debt" she is holding over the Jones family? Why did you decide to tell Veronica the family's secret business plans without ever trying to reveal them to us? And why, oh why, do you keep trying to shoehorn social commentary into my dumb teen TV show?

These are all questions we ought to ask ourselves. On the other hand, creepy murderess Nana Rose is kind of incredible in her absolute cruelty. And Dark Jughead taking over Serpent business is genuinely frightening.

Still, c'mon Riverdale. We know you're better than this.

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S2E8 / "Chapter 21: House of the Devil"

This week's episode of Riverdale was brought to you by the term "awkward." Somewhere between Veronica not saying 'I love you' to Archie, Cheryl's super-creepy post- (or pre-???) shower rubdown of Josie, and the cringe-worthy strip tease of manic Betty. Maybe the only thing in this episode that fit just right were Alice and FP, together again. Because Lord knows those two have had spent a LOT of quality time together. And while Mac & Maud were pretty close to giving up on Jughead's bad character arc, in the end, we're back on track to go hunt the elusive Black Hood...

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S2E7 / "Chapter 20: Tales from the Darkside

It's a spoooky Halloween episode this week...in November...as the Black Hood tests the town to see if it's pure. Mac & Maud couldn't tell you what might be considered "pure" to the Black Hood, but we can tell you all about Sheriff Keller's weird grunting in the basement, the total Twin Peaks vibe the show's playing with this episode, and Betty Drew's wild-eyed, unwavering belief in her theory about Sheriff Keller (which is totally wrong, but when has that ever stopped her?).

Also, is...is that Mr. Svenson lurking around the corner, watching us? Ok, we need to go ahead and get out of here before things get real creepy.

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S2E6 / "Chapter 19: Death Proof"

Archie shouldn't be in charge of plans anymore. A quick review of his prior decisions ought to make anyone think twice about being leader. Unfortunately, Archie's also kinda dumb and assumed his plans will save Riverdale, which is exactly why he decides to wear his letterman jacket to a showdown between rival gangs.

Meanwhile, Betty's trying to figure out how to make amends while chatting with a serial killer; Nick St. Clair is the biggest jerk-monster in the universe; Cheryl decides she's had it with her mom's lies; and OMG MAUD IS A TV GENIUS because Fred's taking painkillers...

Strap in, cause this one's a sprint to the finish.

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S2E5 / "Chapter 18: When a Stranger Calls"

Hey, Betty? We get that you want to make sure people don't get hurt by the Black Hood. But you're starting to alienate everyone around you, and now the Black Hood is needling you to unleash Dark Betty. Which we're not gonna complain about per se, but we'd like you to feel OK. I mean, your boyfriend is about to go through a gang initiation so maybe you should check on him instead. And what the hell's up with that dude Nicky St. Clair. He seems to be a real jerk-face. At best.

Oh, and we still don't know who the Black Hood is yet. Other than there's no way it's Hal. Absolutely. OK, like 95% sure.

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S2E4: "Chapter 17: The Town That Dreaded Sundown"

We think it might be time to stage an intervention for Archie. Target practice in the woods, starting gangs, bad graffiti in Southside, or using a fake ID for buying weapons - he's making some reckless decisions that just ought not be tolerated. The good news is, Veronica is both incredibly supportive and ready to smack Archie down when his crazy gets too off the rails.

Meanwhile, Betty gets the creepiest "secret admirer" note of all time from the Black Hood; Jughead's finding a true crime companion in Toni Topaz; Nancy Drew strikes again; and THERE'S GONNA BE A RUMBLE, Y'ALL.

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S2E3: "Chapter 16: The Watcher in the Woods"

Leave it to Archie to try to make vigilantism wholesome and inspirational despite all indications that he's lost his mind. His ridiculous schemes are no match for the real treat this episode: Kevin Keller getting his own, amazing story that got these two reviewers a little choked up. And then Betty would make a determined face, or Veronica would refocus on herself, or Cheryl would take every bit of pleasure she could at creating chaos

Also, Sheriff Keller is a REALLY bad sheriff. Great dad, horrible sheriff.

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S2E2: "Chapter 15: Nighthawks"

Archie's looking rough. Like, hasn't slept or showered or slept in a few weeks rough. Watching your dad get shot and having a gun aimed at your head has a way of doing that to you. It's up to the rest of the Scooby Gang to pick up the slack - Jughead's desperate to save his dad, Betty's using her Green Lantern-like willpower to save Pop's, and Veronica has some MAJOR dad issues to get through. In the midst of all of this is a creepy murderer, Reggie dealing "jingle-jangle," and CHERYL "BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER" BLOSSOM

Sorry. We're a little excited.

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S2E1: "Chapter 14: A Kiss Before Dying"

Riverdale is back, which means Macintosh & Maud have officially re-entered the Doghouse!

YOU GUYS. We were already excited about this episode, and then they just went for it. We get a whole lot of Archie this episode, and we get real choked up by KJ Apa perfectly channeling Archie's shock, fear and sadness as Fred fights off death in his dreamworld. 

While Archie's dealing with that, though, we're also excited about Jughead and Betty's adorable motorcycle capers; the return of PEAK ALICE COOPER; Cheryl Blossom going completely off the deep end; and a twist ending that finally put to death one of the absolute worst things about this show.

It's good to be back.

AFTER A BREAK, we discuss predictions, "next time on," and possible spoilers. So if you're trying not to know...maybe skip that part. We'll let you know.

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DOGHOUSE AFTER DARK: S1 Review & S2 Preview

We're a week out from Season 2 of Riverdale, so Mac & Maud are settling in for deep dive on the season we just watched. We talk about what we loved, what we hated, and how to make Maud's signature cocktail, "Lady Juice."

Then, after the break, Maud lays out her TV Genius predictions, including Fred's impending opioid addiction and the virginity status of each of the main characters. It's a little boozy and a WHOLE lot of fun...

Finally, after Mac & Maud watch the new trailers (sooooooo many trailers) for Season 2, Mac & Maud have a quick discussion of casting news and the new trailers, and get pumped about the premiere. It's a fun dive, and has plenty of laughs for everyone. Enjoy this podcast before the new season, starting October 11th!

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The epic song by the band Savages that Macintosh mentions in the show is "Adore." It's played in S1E11 during the final sequence of the episode. You can check out the song here.

Also, the other awesome song we mention this episode is "Muddy Water" by the amazing Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, played in S1E5 in the final sequence with Cheryl at the grave in Thornhill. Listen to the song here. Then go listen to EVERYTHING ELSE Nick Cave has done.

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