Archer

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Archer Fan Reviews (37)

8.7
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  • Still Funny

    9.0
    Rife with sop***ric humor, Archer is still as irreverant as always.



    Stirling Archer is a crass and entitled momma's boy who belittles (and sometimes shoots) his coworkers, treats women as sexual objects, abuses his elderly butler, and generally creates mayhem wherever he goes. His success as an agent is largely considered a result of blind luck and superior genetics as opposed to actual skill.



    Yet despite this, he is actually a charismatic extrovert, who craves human contact and at times even shows genuine compassion for others, even his adversaries. It is this dynamic with others, a contradiction of sorts that makes the show funny. His peers tend to view him with contempt and begrudging respect, in equal measure.



    The writing and voice acting are top notch. Not all jokes land all the time, but when do they ever? Plot takes a back seat in this character driven series and you definitely get to know and care about this band of misfits. Definitely worth a watch!
  • the Archer tactleneck exists now

    10
    Just found this sweet partnership between Archer and they designed a tactleneck since the show is launching tonight. Product description is hilar 168607
  • I shouldn't be enjoying this as much as I am

    9.5
    Archer is an incredibly funny, amazingly smart and deliciously witty show. With all the thrills and intrigue of a secret agency, Archer goes the extra mile (or extra 10 miles) over to the crazy side.



    The insults and comments come with no warning at all and there really isn't an area that Sterling Archer leaves untouched. I shouldn't really be enjoying this show but I just really am.



    Great work. Keep doing what you're doing.
  • Never laughed so hard!

    10
    As one reviewer stated, Who wouldn't want to be Archer? James Bond meets Dumb and Dumber. Hard drinking like Bond but dumb as an eggplant and as funny as Woody Allen in his slapstick days (think Bananas, Sleeper) This is the funniest show on TV without a doubt. Hard to believe the development between the character personalities is animated. Fantastic writing throughout all seasons. Can;t wait for more seasons! Highest recommendation, but not for kids
  • Possibley the Greatest Animated Comedy ever

    10
    When I first saw previews for Archer, I thought it looked fairly humorous, but I had no intentions of actually picking the show up. I assumed, much like Family Guy, all of the jokes would be in the promos, and the rest of the series would leave a sour taste in my mouth. Then my buddy brought over the season one DVD (this was probably a month after the release of said DVD), and I figured "What the hell, it's worth a







    Jesus God, I fell in love. Every little moment of this show is comedy gold, from the clever dialogue coming from just about every character, to the insane characters themselves (looking at you, Carol... . The animation team does a great job making the show look beautiful, and the use of an ambiguous time period makes this show all the more interesting.







    If you're wondering whether or not you want to watch this show; just watch it....
  • TOP SHOWS - Bizarre spies, love it!

    10
    Most ep (12-14) ONLINE, FX
  • Wooooooo!

    9.0
    Fantastic show, and easily one of the best comedies on tv, animated or otherwise. Ignore the rubes that clearly don't get it, and ignore the profanity police- their opinions are disposable. This show is irreverent, fresh, and boasts a killer cast (Coach McGuirk, anyone?). Check it out if you're even slightly interested!
  • Vice.

    6.0
    Although it took me the entire first season to get into, Archer is stupidly hilarious. The quirky characters and dark, albeit mainly potty-based humour, is what makes you latch onto this show. All of the characters are somewhat annoying, however Archer (arguably the stupidest on the show) is also the most enjoyable and funny. The first 4 seasons were great, however this newest fifth season dubbed Archer Vice is the lowest yet. It has given major leads to characters like Pam, who was an interesting character during the first 4 seasons with various strange and awesome character traits (underground boxing, Yakuza street racing, etc, however is now the most annoying character on television. I've been hoping she gets shot to death in every episode of season 5, but so far no luck. Every episode so far she has screwed every plan up and the "gang" continues to let it slide. She has made me question whether I should continue watching or not. And Cheryl, who is now a country singer, continues to squawk non-stop, but now she does it singing country songs (KILL ME), being even more insane and idiotic than before. I really doubt the creators intentions with these choices, and hope they get their act together. I can't see how anyone could like this show anymore for these monsters they've created.
  • What man doesn't want to be Archer

    9.0
    Sterling Archer has a huge ego complex, believing he is the greatest secret agent ever, and Gods gift to women, he is also dealing with unbelievable mother issues (it doesn't help that his mother is his boss at the agency) and working with and going on missions with his ex girlfriend. His father is head of the KGB and the doctor/scientist at ISIS is a coked up ex Nazi.. This show is full of violence, curse words, drugs, everything you could imagine to make it one hell of a show.
  • Welcome to the Danger Zooooone !

    10
    That show is crazy.

    The characters are funny.

    The situations are stupidly funny.

    And it doesn't bother to sugar code anything.

    And that fifth season is so delicious with that vice twist and more craziness than ever.

    I just regret some lining problems when characters are moving, its really obvious that each part of the bodies are separated and sometimes wierdly animated. But, it doesn't change how awesome Sterling and the others are.

    One of the best shows ever...
  • BAD LANGUAGE NEEDS TO GO!!!!!!

    1.0
    I love this show but the use of the words GOD D***IT has got to be use ALOT less or not at all preferably!!! I seriously cringe every time I hear it and I am considering not watching anymore for this reason ONLY!!! The episode tonight was the worst ever, I lost count after 15, thats not even right!!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make this change, I know I can't be the only one to feel this way. the show will still be hiliarious without it, no one will notice!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!
  • Archer! TAKE 2!

    8.5
    I'm a pretty big fan of Archer, it's different and original. Plus there are some exceptional characters. People who are so "out there" that they seem real. Even Kreiger, the supposed clone of hitler, seems to be a real person not just a set of characteristics. This shows that the writing is v Good. Not just funny but adept.

    Now they've twisted the format! A reboot if you will. Archer Vice! Yes, yes and yes. What was the earlier series missing? Cocaine, drug deals going wrong, a skinny, drug dependent Pam, Pregnant Lana and Cheryl as a country singer. It's like the writers said: "How can we make the show even more balls out crazy?" then someone proposed that they add a few tons of cocaine to the mix. Boom! A new series is born! I will watch this show until the mountains turn to sand or until Cheryl gets a platinum disk, whichever comes first........



  • good show

    10
    it had me dieing every time i watched it
  • Piece of garbage

    1.0
    This is basically the most boring animated show. Lame plot, slow pace, pseudo humour. Stay AWAY from this garbage.
  • Even the lesser episodes are chocked with hilarity

    10
    The show has clever writing, filled with esoteric references, as well as pretty common ones. It, like many shows of it's ilk, isn't for everyone. The humor is pitch black and often hilariously mean spirited. The voice acting is phenomenal and the animation is cool. If you enjoyed Frisky Dingo Season1, Archer is very similar, only more restrained, and IMHO much better.
  • Possibly the Greatest Animated Comedy of Ever

    10
    When I first saw previews for Archer, I thought it looked fairly humorous, but I had no intentions of actually picking the show up. I assumed, much like Family Guy, all of the jokes would be in the promos, and the rest of the series would leave a sour taste in my mouth. Then my buddy brought over the season one DVD (this was probably a month after the release of said DVD), and I figured "What the hell, it's worth a



    Jesus God, I fell in love. Every little moment of this show is comedy gold, from the clever dialogue coming from just about every character, to the insane characters themselves (looking at you, Carol... . The animation team does a great job making the show look beautiful, and the use of an ambiguous time period makes this show all the more interesting.



    If you're wondering whether or not you want to watch this show; just watch it.
  • When season 5 coming out?

    10
    ~I really love this show and I want to know when is season 5 coming out
  • A disappointment

    3.0
    I was excited to watch this show because, for the most part, I really like FX. Which is why I was shocked by how slow and unfunny this show was. The dialogue is awkward and the plot isn't much better. I don't know what type of person would find this show funny, but they must like really dry humor and slow plot development.
  • I love FX

    9.0
    This show is hilarious. I'm not really into animation (except south park and family guy) but Archer might be one of the funniest shows on tv. Also the show after called Legit is really funny. I think FX is just really good at making their shows be genuine instead of trying to appease everybody like on network shows. I saw this article today about Legit how it and archer are both hilarious and original.
  • i hope

    9.5
    one of the best show that we have right now and i hope that the cast can make more seasons
  • Confused

    7.0
    I don't know what to make of this show.

    I really like the art style, that's probably the reason why I'm still watching it.

    Sometimes it's very funny, sometimes it feels ridiculously dumb. The characters are interesting, but the main character is strange. One time he's the best shooter, the next he totally sucks. One time he's smart, the next he's dumb as a tin can.

    I like the mature theme. But that's confusing as well. For example they show scenes with two characters having sex, but they won't show a female nipples... And they freely talk about anal sex, but they have that beep sound over the word fuck... which is hypocrisy at it's best, unless that's some joke that I'm not getting.

    All in all, I'm still confused, but I'll probably keep watching it.... at least for now.
  • One of my Favorites

    9.0
    This has to be one of my favorite adult animated series and it seems like the seasons are too short.

    I am waiting to see what Sterling will get himself into this season.
  • Excellent

    10
    Archer is a great show, but something weird happened last season. it just wasn't the same. the artwork was different and it wasn't quite as funny as the first 2 seasons. Still for comedy, there's nothing I'd rather watch, so i hope it get's its groove back. I rate it 10 as it's one of my favorite shows and I've watched the first two seasons 10 times over.
  • Way UNDERated!

    9.0
    I'm surprised that I do not hear more buzz about this awesome show. The writing is spot on, if a bit esoteric at times, and the lines are delivered with ease by long-time heroes in the comedy world. Anyone who is not an Archer fan is travelling straight into the danger-zone!
  • I find it okay, but way over rated

    6.0
    Eh, I just don't like it that much. I watched 5 episodes of the show, which were all from different seasons and the only one I really liked was "The Man from Jupiter" (the Season 3 premiere). It's just not that good. I could barely get through the other 4. Just...I don't know. I want to like this show, really I do, but I just don't. Luckily, it doesn't go as overboard as South Park does.
  • Checking the papers for vacancies

    10
    Well, you would, wouldn't you?

    It's an office environment that offers you the opportunity to travel to (dangerous) places that could be quite exotic (and strewn with crazy or alligators), it offers a social hub with an intricate socio-political base (that is often horribly irrational) with co-workers that use their situation efficiently (for back-stabbing (each other)) and consider themselves environmentally friendly (as in, it's still there, isn't it?).

    Archer is a show with adult humour, graphic violence, nudity, sexuality and VAST amounts of substance abuse (particularly alcohol). The animation is based upon cell-shading principles which give a beautiful smooth texture to every frame and, on occasion, has made me wonder if they'd used a spot of motion capture in places... but what really makes this show shine is the dialogue: the writers have been absolutely 100% on top of their game when producing this. This maybe a 'cartoon' but the writing, in and of itself, is on many occasions considerably superior to many live-action shows with voice-acting that really gets what the writers are trying to convey.

    But a 10? Seriously? Why?

    Because it does EXACTLY what it set out to do - I like Family Guy and American Dad et al, but Archer is better, on all accounts. It doesn't try to be anything else. Huzzah!
  • Archer, Stirling Archer

    10
    If James Bond, Barney Stinson and a bottle of scotch had a threeway, Archer would be the lovechild. Not only is this show crass and offensive, it's freaking hilarious!!! I absolutely love ever second of it. If you're easily offended, then maybe just the tip?
  • Archer is Sophisticated, funny, original, cool, and fun to watch. TV-MA LV

    9.0
    Archer is a hilarious FX TV show about sophisticated, dangerous field agent Sterling Archer, (H. Jon Benjamin) an ISIS agent who everyone hates. His boss is his mother Malory (Jessica Walter), he has a co-worker Lana (Aisha Tyler), a "sex addict" account, Cyril (Chris Parnell), a dumbass ISIS worker, Cheryl of the famous "Tunt" family (Judy Greer), a fat, unappealing sexless woman in human resources, Pam (Amber Nash), An ISIS doctor, Kreeger (Lucky Yates), a Homosexual ex-field agent (before become being paralyzed thanks to Archer), Ray (Adam Reed), and Archer's butler who raised him, Woodhouse (George Coe). When not dealing with his work, Archer deals with his rival company ODEN. Archer also has dealt with paying child support for the Wee Baby Seamus, whose not even his baby, saving Woodhouse from a murderer, being annoyed by a Swiss teenager who likes him, acting gay to kill a homosexual, dealing with a mysterious man for a "Diversity Hire", turning off his mom's dildo, and killing asses who gave him counter fit medication ------- for his breast cancer! It's all happening on Archer!
  • A very tawdry show - it's my guilty pleasure.

    8.0
    I watch this show when my family isn't home. I don't know if it's the tawdriest show ever, but it's probably high on the list ^_^

    After quite a few shows, they start to give the lower level characters a lot of story time, and they're every bit as messed up and dysfunctional as the main characters. I think Pam and the science guy crack me up the most, even more than Archer. The science guy is in love with his Anime, artificial-intelligence holographic program! I hope they'll somehow figure out how to get married! I think that would add a lot to the show, especially if "she" learns how to nag, or becomes jealous if he ever programs another artificial-intelligence hologram ^_^
  • This is how you get ants

    9.0
    This show is brilliant. The perfect type of adult humor for anyone. They never even give you time to laugh, the entire show is just a nonstop hilarious conversation. There are no breaks the entire time between the main plot and the sub plots this shows got it going on. Sterling is a hilarious narcissistic bad ass who couldn't make you stop laughing if he tried. This show is the perfect mixture of hilarity and action. Every character will leave you crying, especially Pam, the raunchy gossiping office fatty in HR who can be a cold blooded killer when she needs to be. Overall this is probably the best put together animated comedy I've ever seen and I would recommend it to anyone.
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