My new favorite comedy animation on TV – Archer

Out of all online streaming services, Hulu is definitely my favorite, but it doesn’t have everything, so i decided to get Netflix for a month to watch some of their shows for a change. I knew i wanted to see Ozark, Arrested Development and House of Cards, and that’s all. And after finishing all three in about a month (my binge-watching skills are over the top) i set my sight on animated tv shows. I’ve heard from friends that Rick and Morty was great, but i was a little put off by the fact that episodes are released slowly, and i don’t like to wait. Instead, i usually wait for shows to be over or reach at least finish few seasons before i start watching it. So i decided against watching Rick and Morty just yet, but Netflix recommended another animated show that interested me – Archer.

 It’s plot goes something like this – There is this handsome spy who is loosely based on James bond, who works for his mother’s spy agency. And you get to see how he handles the troubles he often gets himself and his partners into. Okay, it wasn’t the greatest description of how it goes, but you get the point. It also stars a lot of stars that i like from other shows, like Judy Greer and Jessica Walter from Arrested Development. So it seemed like no-brainer to consume all eight seasons. And even though i haven’t finished and it could get worse, 4 seasons that i’ve seen so far are spectacular. I wonder why this show is not more popular.

  Archer, just like all other characters, is far from perfect – he’s arrogant and selfish, but the brilliant writing in show just makes you fall in love with him. He doesn’t play golf or go to course, but he does love lacrosse. Although, in real life, i would imagine Archer would be golf guy, i think golf just fits his personality. He’s also used to best equipment, so he would probably need perfect clubs  to play. I imagine him as the kind of guy who would spend tens of thousands of bucks for golf gear.

 Other characters are Pam, who is bisexual HR representative, Lana, Archer’s ex girlfriend and current field agent partner, Cheryl, whose lines are hysterical – is his mother’s assistant, and Archer has dated her as well. But her character is way more complicated than that. In fact, after first few episodes, the fact that Archer and Cheryl have dated doesn’t even come up. It seems that writers didn’t like it. And lastly, we have Cyril, who is Lana’s boyfriend and, how do you put it, he’s opposite of Archer. He works as accountant and Lana is the leader in their relationship.

 I hope with all this effort i sold you on the show. Hit me in comments if you’ve watched any of the shows i mentioned and how you liked them.

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