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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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 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!
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 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.
ARCHER is great fun to watch with its unique animation style, but it's the WRITING that makes it gold. You can watch it over and over and keep laughing at the often subtle zingers. Having worked in an office environment for many years, I can testify that the office politics is SPOT on. Archer himself is fully loveable, as adept at his craft as Bond, but without the charm. I love Lana too, though I admit I kept hearing Katey Segal when she spoke. Once I looked up Aisha and had a face to the voice, I then was able to block the Segal influence. Swiss Miss is my absolute favorite to date, with Skytanic a close second. Bottom of the list is Double Deuce; well done and entertaining, but strays too far away from the core of the show. I could only give ARCHER 9.5 because I haven't seen full-frontal Lana yet, but give it time... give it time... A TRULY amazing show. A live action adaption would be great, but animation has a soul of its own.
Got young kids in the house? Well give them a cracker and a glass of water, pat them on their blessed knobby little heads and send them off to bed, while you prepare to sit back and laugh yourself into a hemorrhage with your significant other watching the latest installment of 'Archer'!!
This is perhaps the most screamingly funny thing I've seen on television in years, and perhaps ever. Well produced and howlingly well written, don't you dare miss an episode. Oh, by the way...make sure you have a cover story for the kids when they ask you later on why mommy and daddy were braying like a couple of jackasses the other night. A genuinely funny show!
First off, Archer is a jerk. But you come to understand him as we find out how neglected he was by his mother. His Mother was a former Black Ops agent now Director of ISIS operations and Archer's Boss. During her time as Black Ops Archer's Mother, Mallory Sterling. Never had time for Archer. Having placed him in a boarding school at age 6. The Series started with Archer having broken up with the stunning Lana Kane ISIS ofter top field agent. Lana is very competent at her job and takes all assignments seriously. While Archer is a very good field agent. He tends to spend ISIS resources on personal items, accidentally get other agents killed and constantly skirt chase during assignments. But despite all of this Archer so how manages most of the time to complete his assignments. Archer's success is either dumb luck or skill is never made clear. Lana has decided to date Comptroller Cyril Figgis. The type of guy girls date until something better comes along. Cyril is Archer's opposite. He's kind,compassionate , and so what effeminate. The show humor is spot on. So many jokes that you have to rewatch to catch them all. comparisons to Frisky Dingo are bound to pop up. Since this show was created by Adam Reed. However I find that show to be more realistic than Dingo was. It could be that Dingo was a spoof on superheroes and science fiction and Archer is a spoof on spies and thrillers. Either way Archer is the better of the two. But that's just my opinion. All ten episodes are watchable online here at TV.com so get it a look.
It's crass, it's crude, and in no way politically correct...but hell it's funny. I honestly watched this show not expecting anything from it I thought it would be a dud but I was wrong the pilot had me in tears it was so funny and each episode has been a gut buster since then, I think that FX is sitting on a gold mine here and hopefully they realize it. For people who are easily offended at raunchy jokes you might want to go somewhere else this series isn't for you...I would recommend to anyone who enjoys family guy and futrama.
Being a big big fan of Frisky Dingo, I was looking forward to this show from the beginning. Luckily I was not disappointed. I felt it started off to a great start and the only gripe I had with it at the beginning was the lack of catch phrases (Frisky Dingo had plenty). Which I've gotten over, although they actually seem to be slowly adding some to the show. The news of a second season gives me hope the show will reach new heights. The writing already seems to be getting exponentially better from the beginning of the season.
Although Frisky Dingo is still my favorite animated show at the moment, Archer has the potential to top it.
Having never seen Frisky Dingo and only a few episodes of Sealab 2021(Archer creator Adam Reed's previous shows), I wasn't sure exactly what to expect out of Archer. Though the plot did have me interested. It follows a top secret agency, ISIS, as their agents thwart international terrorist threats with the support of the other ISIS employees. At least that's what would happen in a perfect world. What really occurs is the agents usually just getting the job done by the skin of their teeth or not at all, while the employees are too busy with office politics and gossip to assist them.
What lured me in was the cast, which is as close to perfect as I've seen in quite awhile. The main attraction was H. Jon Benjamin who I had first seen in Home Movies, which quickly became one of my favorite shows and has remained one of them for years. Knowing he was going to be heading the cast as Sterling Archer, top field agent for ISIS, I felt I had to give the show a try. After looking into the show I learned that there were a couple of Arrested Development(my favorite comedy) alums, in Judy Greer(Carol or Cheryl, depending on who you ask) and Jessica Walter(Malory Archer). Both of whom are reprising their respective roles on Arrested Development, in a way, Carol being a some what dim witted receptionist and Malory as Archer's overbearing and controlling mother. Rounding out the cast were a couple of actors that I wasn't so sure about. Chris Parnell, who I love on 30 Rock as Dr. Spaceman, but haven't really cared for in anything else. And Aisha Tyler who I just wasn't really familiar with. Both have delivered incredible performances, especially Tyler who's trademark "yup!" has become something I can't stop myself from saying. Parnell plays Cyril Figgis ISIS comptroller and current boyfriend of Lana Kane, Tyler's character. Lana is a field agent and used to be with Archer. This of course leads to some pretty awkward moments between the three, all of which are hilarious.
A couple of the less prominent characters also deserve a mention, Pam voiced by Amber Nash is ISIS's Human Resources director and not so secretly attracted to Lana. Pam has become one of my favorite characters her lines and delivery are always hilarious. George Coe voices Woodhouse, Archers man servant and whipping horse. I fell in love with the series after the first episode and would highly recommend it to anyone that likes an even mix of high and slightly low brow humor.
I recently just started watching this show and it's already one of my favorite animated comedies. I've now seen most of the first season on netflix and I must say that it is hilarious. This is from the creators of frisky dingo and it definitly feels like an adult swim show. The guy that voices coach migurk from home movies voices archer and does a great job at it. Well what its about is a secret agent that doesn't take anything seriously and always screws around, its basically a spoof on james bond. . . . . . . .