Archer: Season 1 (2009 - 2010)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

A zany, deadpan adult cartoon with insightful observational humor on office space and international espionage.



Critic Ratings: 16


Audience Score

User Ratings: 462
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Air date: Sep 17, 2009
Air date: Jan 14, 2010
Air date: Jan 21, 2010
Air date: Jan 28, 2010
Air date: Feb 4, 2010
Air date: Feb 11, 2010
Air date: Feb 18, 2010
Air date: Mar 4, 2010
Air date: Mar 11, 2010
Air date: Mar 18, 2010

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Tv Season Info

The first series of "Archer" introduces the outrageous world of the satirical spy agency known as ISIS (International Secret Intelligence Service). Sterling Archer (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) finds himself in hot water after questions are raised about his expense account, and Malory (Jessica Walter) hosts a dinner party for the UN Intelligence chairman. Other series regulars include Lana (Aisha Tyler), Cyril (Chris Parnell) and Pam (Amber Nash).

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Critic Reviews for Archer Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (12)

Perhaps what's most impressive about "Archer" is that it has managed to continually weave an intricate linguistic tapestry to go along with the "Mad Men"-adjacent visual aesthetic it had at its outset.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Suffice it to say, keep the kids away, but you will laugh - and feel guilty about it afterward.

Jan 14, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

I've seen five "Archer" episodes - and laughed frequently and loudly at all five.

Jan 14, 2010 | Full Review…

I like "Archer'' because it succeeds where so many of the snarky animated series tend to fail.

Jan 14, 2010 | Full Review…

FX's new animated "Archer" is one of those shows you're going to love or hate. Put me down for love.

Jan 14, 2010 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The effect can be like some sort of engrossing hallucination you're having that happens to be killingly funny in spots.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

"Archer" wins points with its observational humor about modern life and in its mocking of mundane workplace minutiae.

Jan 14, 2010 | Full Review…

It's fun, but it's best in moderation.

Jan 14, 2010 | Full Review…

[Archer] is relying on crude sex jokes and workplace bullying for most of its laughs. Stupid, ludicrous and occasionally quite funny, you wouldn't exactly call Archer sophisticated.

Oct 31, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It can be too much, but if you can ride past those moments - and you have a fondness for throw-away absurdities and wildly inappropriate office behavior - you'll find that Archer is just right.

Jan 14, 2010 | Rating: 3/3 | Full Review…

An animated spy comedy looks great but could be much funnier.

Jan 14, 2010 | Full Review…

[A] blend of deadpan wit and surreal goofiness. Suffice to say that "Archer" will probably appeal to viewers who like their comedy literate, demented and subversive.

Jan 14, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Archer: Season 1

  • Sep 15, 2019
    If you're easily turned off by excessive sex humour, don't let the first ten minutes of the first episode episode make you turn off the show, it gets so much better than that. The characters only get funnier and more interesting as the show progresses, and the animation style, though I didn't like it at first, soon grew on me in a sort of parodic or self-aware pulpy way. If you're an easily offended person I probably wouldn't recommend this to you, but for me the show is just so fast-paced and filled with hilarious dialogue that none of it really bothers me.
  • Sep 03, 2019
    This blend of James Bond, The Office and Adult Cartoons will without a doubt get you hooked
  • Jan 02, 2019
    Entertaining and outrageously funny. Archer delivers a solid season of espionage and humor slammed together. The season will have you laughing the whole way through.
  • Jan 02, 2019
    Excellent comedy. The entire cast is a talented set of voices and the artwork is entertaining. The relationships are constantly surprising and entertaining. A must watch for the mature adult who doesn't want to be too mature.
  • Jan 28, 2018
    Archer is a spy show that's a comedy that you'll love to watch its not that action packed but its a funny show that you would watch over and over again cause its funny Archer is amazing watch it 10/10
  • Jun 27, 2017
    Observational, and edgy as f*** - Archer is wonderful cartoon-comedy television.
  • Apr 07, 2017
    Archer is phenomenal. Spy Archer goes on different missions each episode and it's funny and thrilling. Aishii Tyler's character is amazing, Archer is great all characters are great. This show does get kind of repetiitive but besides that this films is a great crude animated show. Definitely for a first time watcher.
  • Feb 18, 2017
    The only cons I found in the first season are the facts that the audience isn't eased into knowing some characters; and the backgrounds and animation was often noticeably wonky, probably due to the show's freshness and thus its budget. Nevertheless, Archer is a winning combination of dark humour and improbable situations that bring out the funniest aspects of every character.
  • Dec 23, 2015
    Archer is proving to be one of the smartest and funniest shows on TV and in its first season, it manages to rack up raunchy laugh after raunchy laugh leaving the audience begging for the next episode where they surely won't be disappointed.
  • Dec 02, 2015
    The best part of this show is that it starts off strong and just grows and grows from there. Holy shit, this is a show I'll be watching for a long time.

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