Archer: Season 5 (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Archer manages to remain fresh while staying true to its dirty, grimy, hysterically funny characters.

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Episodes

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Air date: Jan 13, 2014
2
Air date: Jan 20, 2014
4
Air date: Feb 3, 2014
5
Air date: Feb 24, 2014
7
Air date: Mar 10, 2014
8
Air date: Mar 17, 2014
9
Air date: Mar 24, 2014
10
Air date: Mar 31, 2014
11
Air date: Apr 7, 2014
12
Air date: Apr 14, 2014
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The gang leave spying behind and turn to a life of crime in Series 5 of this hilarious animated comedy. After ISIS is disbanded by the U.S. government, Archer (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) and his fellow former agents set out to sell a secret stockpile of cocaine he and Malory (Jessica Walter) had hidden away. Along the way, Cheryl (Judy Greer) transforms into a country-music singer, and Pam (Amber Nash) develops an addiction. Also back for the fifth series are Lana (Aisha Tyler), Cyril (Chris Parnell) and Ray (Adam Reed).

Cast

H. Jon Benjamin
as Sterling Archer
Aisha Tyler
as Agent Lana Kane
Chris Parnell
as Cyril Figgis
Judy Greer
as Cheryl
George Coe
as Woodhouse
Adam Reed
as Ray Gillette
Fred Armisen
as Gustavo Calderon
Lauren Cohan
as Juliana Calderon
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Critic Reviews for Archer Season 5

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

This new season has been reassuring proof that Archer can explore new territory while remaining true to itself.

Jan 30, 2014 | Full Review…

It's still reliably dirty... but in the service of something much grimier and at once totally fresh. It's also very, very funny.

Jan 22, 2014 | Full Review…

A rare, but refreshing move for an animated series...

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

[Rebooting] gives the series new life. Not that it was floundering at all, but there was a certain circuitousness to the plotlines that Archer Vice not only interrupts, but short-circuits completely.

Jan 27, 2014 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The episode succeeded in assuring fans things won't really change all that much, and the show is in the right hands.

Jan 20, 2014 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

Archer's affection for character and craft makes it more likely to be remembered as one of the great TV shows of our time, and not just another dirty cartoon.

Jan 15, 2014 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

You already had me hooked, Archer; just don't make such a desperate sales pitch at me anymore and I'm sure we will still be cool.

Jan 14, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Kudos to Adam Reed and friends for not being afraid of change and keeping things fresh.

Jan 14, 2014 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

Packed with its usual share of action and comedy, Archer's refresh injects some welcome energy into the adrenaline-fueled animated series as it continues to be one of the funniest shows on TV.

Jan 13, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Archer is defiantly silly but it is so in a way that people could easily underestimate. In other words, it takes smart people to write characters this gloriously dumb.

Jan 13, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Archer: Season 5

CaiusC

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½

EdK

Super Reviewer

This season just didn't work for me. It wasn't the change of approach, I quite like it when TV shows are bold enough to change the story a bit but the humor on S05 just didn't work as well as before. As much as it is a delight to have more Pam around, there's just way too many fart/burp jokes around and the stupid "phrasing" joke is getting annoying, not funny. Plus, do you really need to pull so much the Pam addicted to coke approach? Every single minute she's chewing something coke related. Again, repetition is never good in comedy and S05 has too many of these moments floating around. I appreciate a more story scentric season but the way it was handled wasn't the best.

Francisco G

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