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Those who remember the season known as Archer Vice already know that the animated series Archer is no stranger to changing formats – and it seems that the show will once again be heading in a new direction for its seventh year of existence.
While it’s only been in the latter part of its evolution that television has fully embraced sexuality as a driving force of live-action entertainment, TV animation has almost always had a little more breathing room in using attractive scantily-clad characters to tell tales. There is probably a far-reaching wave of influence over children that is worth studying here, but that definitely is not what this is story is about.
A lot of crazy and envelope-pushing things have happened at TBS’ Conan over the years, but Conan O’Brien isn’t the kind of late night host who often gets into extended car-chase sequences while eliminating dangerous enemies with the coolest secret agent that’s ever existed. It happens here though.
To guide my argument that this show should have much more stellar ratings this year, here are five reasons why Archer is as magnificent as it’s ever been, and why you literally need to start watching it right now! Wait…not literally, depending on when you’re reading this, as Season 6 starts tonight on FX.
For Season 5, known as Archer: Vice, the squad took a year off of clandestine spy work to attempt to sell a vast amount of cocaine, which went about as well as viewers would expect. It was these crimes, as opposed to the plethora of other wrongdoings Archer & Co. are guilty of, that would have landed them behind bars. But it ultimately wasn't to be.
During the holidays, everyone wants to stay cheery and free from stress and bad moods, but there’s almost always a point when it just gets to be too much. If that happens to you, don’t resort to mountains of happy pills and red wine. (Pass those on to me.) A much better way to add happiness and laughter to your day is catching up on some of the best 2014 comedies that you may not have seen the first time around.
Few network nail promos like FX does, and they’ve dropped a batch of superb Archer clips out there for the show’s rabid fanbase to imbibe on. Hope you aren't shy about seeing Archer's genitals racked with pain.
Anytime we’re only a couple of months away from new Archer episodes, celebrations are in order. And there’s no better way to shake your groove thang than by watching the badass first teaser trailer for Season 6.
Happy Movember, everyone. During the month of November, men across the country celebrate by growing out spectacular facial hair, a practice that is followed by athletes, actors and average individuals alike. Apparently, animated characters dig Movember, as well. This week Sterling Archer, the spy and detective lead in Archer, announced he is growing a Movember ‘stache.
Archer is a show known for taking jabs at general ideas about government agencies and political ideals, but Reed doesn’t often target specific real-world incidents. It was somewhat fortuitous that, as the group ISIS first adopted that name in 2013, Reed had taken Archer’s characters off on a new Vice storyline that involved them selling coke to try and keep their lifestyles afloat after the agency ISIS got shut down.
The booze-reeking FX series Archer traveled to this year’s Comic-Con with a few updates about where Season 6 is going to take this quick-witted ragtag group of spies. It’s a pretty familiar place, and some familiar faces will be joining the cast for guest roles.
FX has lined up their Comic-Con plans, announcing panels and signing booths for some of their popular series. Archer, American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy and their upcoming new drama The Strain will all be featured with panels at the San Diego convention set to take place later this month.
FX has a long and storied history of keeping shows around for quite some time. With that in mind, it’s not a big surprise that the network would be in favor of keeping its well-liked comedy Archer around for a little longer. What is a bit of a surprise is how long the network has committed to keeping Archer on the air.
Since we last watched ourselves some Archer there have been rumblings that Adam Reed, the show’s creator and sole writer, is getting bored with espionage. Thus the switch in direction from a spy show to a drug cartel show. It makes no sense as to how this could be the same series. After watching five episodes of the new season it’s clear that Archer Vice is indeed a new premise, but it’s blissfully the same show we’ve all come to adore.
Say what you want about FX’s animated spy series Archer, as long as all you want to say about it is how fricking hilarious and well-written it is. Adam Reed and whatever muse he keeps locked up beneath his bed are flawless when it comes to perverting ideas and turns of phrase, and now they’ve gone and dirtied up the promotional campaign for the series’ upcoming fifth season.