Chapter Twenty-Nine: There Will Be Blood

March 15, 2018

Woohoo! EPISODE!

Yeah, we're late. Sorry.


Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes

March 7, 2018

Love, Simon mania is taking over Riverdale, and Russ Burlingame and Chris Hayner are here to break it down for you!

Craig Byrne could not be with us this week, but he did provide the snazzy cover art for tonight's episode.



Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart

February 7, 2018

Wow. I don't want to wait another three weeks for the next one.


Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and the Divine

January 31, 2018

Listen to it. It's good.


Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler

January 25, 2018


What a crazy, busy, crazy episode.

And then Russ had internet issues and took like 6 hours to upload the damn thing.

So there are basically no show notes because it’s time for him to sleep.

You can check out the Tomato Tomato episode on Netflix’s BRIGHT here:


Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle

January 17, 2018

RussCraig, and Chris get together to talk about the first new Riverdale episode of 2018! Pardon our dust -- there were some sound quality issues relating to slow connectivity (thanks, East Coast snowy weather!) -- but if you have been listening right along, you have heard worse. Trust me.

We talk about what exactly is going on with the Blossom Family, the Cooper Family (aka the Blossom Family Part II), and the FBI...who aren't really in Riverdale, right? We can all agree that guy is full of crap?

Anyway, have a listen!

NEW YEAR, NEW DRAMA — Tensions mount when the sudden shut down of Southside High forces Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and his fellow serpents to transfer to Riverdale High. Veronica (Camila Mendes) ensures Hiram (Mark Consuelos) and Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) that she’s still on board with their plans for SoDale. Archie (KJ Apa) is conflicted when he is asked to gather some information on Hiram’s suspicious business dealings. Betty (Lili Reinhart) sets out on a quest to find her long-lost brother, Chic (guest star Hart Denton). Madelaine Petsch, Madchen Amick, Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray, Skeet Ulrich and Casey Cott also star. Tim Hunter directed the episode written by Britta Lundin & Brian E. Paterson (#210). Original airdate 1/17/2018.


Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night

December 13, 2017

It's the season 2 finale of Riverdale, and Russ and Chris got together to talk about it.

We talk a lot about the idea of Jughead as a reliable (or not) narrator.

Enjoy! Back soon with a Double Digest catch-up.


Russ and Chris react to Chapter 20 - Tales From the Darkside

November 29, 2017

Oh, man, it's been a while. 

It will be a while longer for a fuller examination, but here are Russ's first thoughts, followed by Chris's first thoughts, on tonight's episode.


Russ responds to Chapter 19 - Death Proof

November 16, 2017

The whole Riverdale gang couldn't get together tonight for the new episode, so Russ recorded a response for the early risers. Full episode coming tomorrow.


Chapter Eighteen: When A Stranger Calls

November 8, 2017

The most intense episode of the series so far! Check out what we had to say about it.

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