Archer: Season 1 Reviews

July 5, 2018
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.
January 14, 2010
FX's new animated "Archer" is one of those shows you're going to love or hate. Put me down for love.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 14, 2010
"Archer" gives FX something that the drama-heavy channel hasn't enjoyed for awhile -- namely, a sharp comedic arrow in its quiver.
January 14, 2010
I like "Archer'' because it succeeds where so many of the snarky animated series tend to fail.
January 14, 2010
I've seen five "Archer" episodes - and laughed frequently and loudly at all five.
January 14, 2010
Two or three episodes in, the characters and dynamics come together, and the show really begins to kill. Literally and figuratively, but mostly figuratively.
October 31, 2018
The effect can be like some sort of engrossing hallucination you're having that happens to be killingly funny in spots.
October 31, 2017
[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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 14, 2010
It's fun, but it's best in moderation.
January 14, 2010
"Archer" wins points with its observational humor about modern life and in its mocking of mundane workplace minutiae.
January 14, 2010
The knockout pilot is one of the funniest half hours floating around before the TV season started.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 14, 2010
[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.
January 14, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/3
January 14, 2010
An animated spy comedy looks great but could be much funnier.
January 14, 2010
It's just refreshing to see something truly repugnant and foolish that doesn't aspire to have even the remotest trace of a redeeming quality.
Top Critic
January 14, 2010
Suffice it to say, keep the kids away, but you will laugh - and feel guilty about it afterward.
Full Review | Original Score: B