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Archer is an American adult animated sitcom created by Adam Reed for the basic cable network FX.
Why It Rocks
- Decent and detailed animation.
- Likable, witty and hilarious characters, such as Sterling Archer, Cheryl and Lana Kane.
- Perfect voice casting for the characters, especially H. Jon Benjamin.
- The jokes are hilarious, on-point and not afraid to test its boundaries, especially the ones about women and alcohol.
- Consistency. There are little to no filler episodes and almost every episode focuses on the plot while managing to make every episode story more different than the last.
- The show is fast but well-paced, as it allows the viewers to get to know the characters each episode.
- Smart, unique and funny dialogue.
- Pretty satisfying action.
- The show majorly redeemed themselves in Season 10, following the disastrous Season's 8 and 9.
- Excellent music to go along with the action.
- Malory, Sterling's mother, although hilarious, is a very mean-spirited character.
- Some of Archer's offensive and narcissistic quotes can make him more unlikable than he is supposed to be.
- Some of the humor is very outdated.
- The name of the agency from seasons one to five, ISIS, is painfully controversial, even if it does stand for something else.
- While the character designs are great, the character movement is incredibly stilted.
- Seasons 8 and 9 weren't well received by fans and critics because of the weak Storyline of Archer falling into a coma.
Archer is considered to be on of the greatest adult animated shows. It currently sits at an 8.6/10 on IMDb, an 8.8/10 on tv.com and a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.
- Magazines that characters read are often references to later episodes or plotlines for upcoming episodes in the season
- Every episode has the sound of ice cubes clinking on glass.
- The real physical model for Ray Gillette is Lucky Yates, who is the voice actor for Dr. Krieger.
- In most episodes, you can find Pam's (Amber Nash's) name in graffiti on the walls.
- Cyril Figgis's alias "Chet Manley" is the name of the boy who drops four baby turtles into a sewer in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic.
- Creator Adam Reed has admitted in interviews that the show isn't set in a realistic time period. The geopolitical Cold War situation doesn't align with the technology being used, or Woodhouse's (George Coe's) age.