New TV show of the year: ‘13 Reasons Why’ or ‘Riverdale’?
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New TV show of the year: ‘13 Reasons Why’ or ‘Riverdale’?

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Young adults had no shortage of new shows to watch in 2017. While "13 Reasons Why" is a controversial series, fans argue the show doesn't actually romanticize suicide. Instead, it provides a positive message to teens. Based on the characters from Archie Comics, "Riverdale" is now everyone's favorite teen murder mystery. But which show is the breakout hit of 2017? 📺

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It's the end of the year! And we're facing-off the best songs, albums, movies, TV shows, video games, sports, pro athletes and entertainers of 2017. The "Best of 2017" is chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately, we want you to let us know who and what from 2017 won the year in each category.

"13 Reasons Why" and "Riverdale" are among the newest much-watch shows of 2017. But which is the new show of the year?

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Below is the synopsis of the "13 Reasons Why," per IMDB.

Follows teenager Clay Jensen, in his quest to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.

"13 Reasons Why" won breakout show of the year so far in June, beating out "Dear White People. The teen drama sparked criticism for allegedly romanticizing teen suicide, but clearly the show still resonates with people. Some fans argue "13 Reasons Why" details the harsh realities of suicide and other controversial issues like rape. Supporters say the show isn't romanticizing suicide—it's doing the opposite by telling a nuanced story about the issue. Regardless of the drama, the show's first season holds a 83 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it's coming back for a second season on Netflix.

Watch the trailer to controversial yet popular series below. 


Below is the synopsis of "Riverdale," per IMDB.

A subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome facade.

"Riverdale" premiered on the CW in January 2017 to favorable reviews. Fans and critics alike are enjoying the mystery and the ensemble cast. The show is such a hit that it's not only slaying in season two, but there's a spinoff in the works called "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina." Season one held a 88 percent fresh rating. Season two has a 87 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Obviously, critics are still pleased. TV Fanatic's Justin Carreiro wrote about the show's second season premiere

The drama is heightened, the romance is steamier, and things are getting darker. We got blood, death, and deception within the hour.

Watch the trailer to season below. 

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