"Riverdale" Is Finally Here And The Memes Are Already LIT

27 January 2017, 12:10 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

Betty and Veronica? Archie & Jughead? Josie & Justin Gingerlake? Too many ships to handle!?

The long wait is finally over - Riverdale, The CW's modern day update on the classic Archie comic series, premiered in the US last night and the internet just cannot handle its emotions.

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Starring everyone's favourite woke bae Cole Sprouse, the much-anticipated mystery series has been on our radar for months now and, judging by the HUGE online to last night's premiere, the high school adventures of Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica look set to keep us all entertained (and making gifs, art and NSFW fanfic) until at least the end of season one.

In fact, even after one episode, the Riverdale memes are coming in thick and fast...

Firstly there is all the inevitable shipping of Betty and Veronica who shared a brief kiss that has the fandom excited but conflicted: 

 

http://riverdaily.tumblr.com/post/156428693822/just-trust-me

 

http://daisyduval.tumblr.com/post/156424734346/me-veronica-kissed-betty-and-betty-touched-her

 

http://cineastette.tumblr.com/post/156426262702/it-took-approximately-36-seconds-of-eye-contact

 

http://saunderskendra.tumblr.com/post/156423785049/betty-ive-been-thinking-about-us-archie-and

 

http://supercatxx.tumblr.com/post/156429102089/betty-cooper-cinnamon-roll-veronica-lodge

 

http://sarcastic-clover.tumblr.com/post/156431287129/me-refusing-to-ship-beronica-because-queerbaiting

 

So many feelings....but will these crazy kids ever end up together (yes, of course, come on, let's just be honest here, it's gonna happen before the finale, guaranteed). 

Although, let's not forget that other big ship that's also got the fandom working overtime on theories and predictions:

 

http://scottmcallss.tumblr.com/post/156425785699/jughead-it-woulda-gone-a-long-way-with-me-my

 

Ya never know...

Elsewhere, Ms Grundy is perhaps not the most popular teacher in town after (spoiler alert) she got a bit too "hands on" with one particular student...

 

http://mayamcboingboing.tumblr.com/post/156425888326/me-wow-riverdale-was-actually-great-i-love-all

 

http://applesaws.tumblr.com/post/156424173417/put-miss-grundy-in-prison-2k17

 

http://saunderskendra.tumblr.com/post/156424048709/okay-hes-supposed-to-be-a-sophomore-fuck-ms

 

Ouch.

And then of course there's Jughead.

 

http://skytouches.tumblr.com/post/156409394457/are-yall-in-love-with-cole-sprouse-cause-same

 

So innocent. So pure.

Cole Sprouse had already stated how important it was for the character to remain asexual and fans have reacted positively to his new portrayl of the classic comic sidekick.

 

http://forsythejones.co.vu/post/156398919968/jughead-jones-does-not-like-girls-jughead-jones

 

Although a few couldn't resist referencing that other role he's pretty famous for...

 

http://applesaws.tumblr.com/post/156428242227

 

IN MY LOBBY?!?!?

But, best of all is the one quote that has already become the series catchphrase after just one episode:

 

http://yosoyleche.tumblr.com/post/156424682074/you-wanted-fire-my-speciality-is-ice

 

Slay.

It's taking on a life of its own:

 

http://hansolocareer.tumblr.com/post/156424774226/youre-looking-for-fire-my-speciality-is-ice

 

Iconic. Put it on our gravestone tbh.

And, last but not least, there's Josie & The Pussycats.

 

http://kevinkeller.tumblr.com/post/156276871787/meet-ashleigh-murray-as-josie-riverdales

 

The greatest band of their generation.

 

http://daisyduval.tumblr.com/post/156424935831/josie-isnt-on-screen-me

 

http://dbzchic.tumblr.com/post/156425209088/no-offense-but-can-the-camera-focus-on-my-girls

 

And we love Josie even more after this particularly savage insult.

 

http://bizzlesblunts.tumblr.com/post/156424084097/read-my-lips-justin-ginger-lake-not-going-to

 

http://daisyduval.tumblr.com/post/156424265646/josie-read-my-glossed-lips-justin-gingerlake-not

 

http://riverdalesource.tumblr.com/post/156274579374/josie-shes-the-star-of-this-little-town-and

 

Tbh, as a fellow ginger, I kinda like that name. Might start getting people to call me that around the office.

So, what did you guys think of Riverdale? Let us know in the comments below. 

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