The glory of Mad Dog: Dial M For Maple interviews Riverdale and Pearson's Eli Goree

Riverdale’s on hiatus, and the (Mad) Dog Days Of Summer have come early for Dial M For Maple since we had a chance to sit down with Mad Dog himself, Eli Goree. The actor’s been busy promoting his work on Pearson — USA’s new Suits spin-off — but he took some time to sit down with host Cameron Scheetz to talk about his…

Our Riverdale podcast closes the curtains on a crazy season with character superlatives and a call from mom

School’s out for summer on Riverdale, but Dial M For Maple returns to the halls fo Riverdale High for one final look at the show’s wildest season yet. Hosts Marah and Cameron revisit the season’s highs and lows—including that insane speech about “the epic highs and lows of high school football”—and hand out…

In a satisfying season finale, the Riverdale teens becomes pawns in a villainous revenge fantasy

Who saw that one coming? In its season three finale, Riverdale finally unveils the true identity of its Gargoyle King, the puppet master behind two years worth of serial killers, addictive role-playing games, and intergenerational family trauma. Was it obvious? Sure, but it’s also wholly satisfying, and it clears the…

With one hacky sack kick and a killer reveal, Riverdale reaches new highs

We’ve been wondering for weeks what The Farm is really up to, so it was to our gleeful surprise that the secret to the hippie-chic cult was right there in its name the whole time. Oh, they’re farming alright. With “The Dark Secret Of Harvest House,” Riverdale finally fills in some blanks as it approaches its season…

Two uninvited guests make Riverdale's "Prom Night" one to remember

Riverdale’s “Prom Night” may have undergone a last-minute theme change, but the night was going off without a hitch until two uninvited party-crashers showed up. Yes, a supervillain team-up caps off a satisfying and scary episode also packed with the return of Mary Andrews, the gospel of The Gargoyle King, and some…

Did Betty go too far? Our Riverdale podcast digs into this week's tense episode

The bobbed wig may be gone, but Dark Betty is back in full force on this week’s Riverdale. Yes, it’s a tense episode all around with Betty’s mom-napping, Archie’s roughest boxing match yet, and a new threat in the form of rabid, drugged-out townsfolk inching us closer to our Afterlife With Archie zombie fantasies. In…

Our Riverdale podcast tries to resist the charms of Chad Michael Murray's cult leader

Never say Evernever! On this week’s Riverdale, we finally get our proper introduction to Chad Michael Murray’s Edgar Evernever and, as expected, this guy’s a charmer! But he and the Farmies have other tricks up their sleeves: Apparently they’re helping Cheryl, Alice, and others talk to dead people? We have no idea how…

Another flashy musical episode—and Heathers' dark comedybrings the best out of Riverdale

“How very,” indeed! For this season’s big musical episode, “Big Fun,” Riverdale pulls out all the stops with a tribute to Heathers: The Musical. This is the show at its campiest and its most emotionally raw, and Dial M For Maple cannot get enough. Hosts Marah and Cameron kick off the podcast by discussing their…

Our Riverdale podcast celebrates the life and legacy of Luke Perry

R.I.P. Luke Perry. It’s been a tough week for many in the wake of such heartbreaking news, but Riverdale nobly marches on. And while Dial M For Maple dutifully recaps the fiery “Fire Walk With Me” (a surprisingly literal episode title), our podcast cedes much of its time to honor the life and legacy of the late, great…

Warring gangs run Riverdale, but is The Farm the show’s biggest threat?

Gangs are running amok in Riverdale—really, it’s hard to keep track—but it’s looking like the most dangerous group of all just might be The Farm. In this week’s Dial M For Maple, we dissect the countless threats of “Requiem For A Welterweight,” from the Gargoyles’ new junkie leader to Elio’s sharp cheekbones to (our…

Dial M For Maple goes "unplugged" to discuss Riverdale prequel novel The Day Before

Riverdale’s taking a few weeks off, so Dial M For Maple decided there was no better time to unplug, unwind, and cozy up to a book. But, as all regular listeners know, there’s always more to discuss, which is why we’re offering up a special “Book Club” edition of the podcast to dig into the official Riverdale prequel…

Riverdale feels like the good old days when its queer characters finally take the spotlight

After offering up musicals, heists, and flashback episodes, Riverdale finally gets back to basics to spend some time with its beloved secondary characters in the charming “Bizarrodale.” And while it’s nice to see more of Josie and Reggie, Dial M For Maple is especially thankful for meaty plot lines for the show’s…

This week's Riverdale goes heavy on noir, and Dial M For Maple is not complaining

Noir has been in the DNA of Riverdale since the beginning, so it should be no surprise that the noir-tastic “The Red Dahlia” is a blast—an episode that doubles down on whodunnits, double-crosses, and dames to kill for. This week, Dial M For Maple pieces the clues together to figure out where the show will go from…

Riverdale unmasks its Gargoyle King, but Dial M For Maple wonders if there's more to the story

After immediately brushing off last week’s cliffhanger, Riverdale tears through plot at a thrilling pace in “The Stranger.” The show reunites Betty with her father, tackles the Varchie/Veggie conundrum head on, and finally unmasks the Black Hood—and that’s only the first half of the episode! Hosts Marah and Cameron…

Riverdale says, "Willkommen!" to 2019 with Cabaret acts and bear attacks

With its first episode of 2019, Riverdale slinks into the new year like a feline-masked cat burglar quietly hunting for a Glamourgé Egg. The town quarantine is five weeks in the past, and everyone is adjusting to a life thrown out of balance—the Serpents are out of work, the Cooper household is now a makeshift…

With a crazy mid-season finale, Riverdale closes out the year on a high note

Riverdale’s mid-season finale feels so epic it’s “practically biblical,” as Hiram would put it. But beyond that, it’s a ton of fun, thanks largely to a visit to The Jones Yard and a much-needed injection of Cheryl Bombshell. In this week’s Dial M For Maple, Marah has suspicions about Gladys Jones, and Cameron ties it…

Everyone's losing it on a Fizzy Rock-fueled Riverdale

Riverdale’s “core four” may be scattered to the wind, but that doesn’t stop Hiram Lodge from making all of their lives more complicated. The titular “Man In Black” is the connective tissue of a particularly loopy Riverdale, which sees Archie fantasizing about farm life, Veronica downing virgin martinis, and Betty…

What do Riverdale's parents know about The Gargoyle King? Dial M For Maple has theories

Parents! What’s the matter with parents today? When they’re not busy handcuffing their kids to a fridge, or shipping them off to the Sisters Of Quiet Mercy, the moms and dads of Riverdale seem to be up to some pretty shady stuff lately. In this week’s Dial M For Maple, hosts Marah and Cameron recap “Manhunter,” which…

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