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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Televisionist: 'Archer'

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 4:47 PM

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ARCHER
9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18
FX

As somebody who is partial to both the Sean Connery-era “James Bond” flicks and the movie “Airplane!” I have found a lot to like in the new animated series “Archer.” The show revolves around the adventures of Sterling Archer, a Bond-ish super-spy with a penchant for taking 007's misogyny and arrogance to absurd extremes – think “24” meets “The Office.” The show often pushes the boundary of good taste right over the cliff into delightful absurdity, with storylines involving everything from racism in the office to Archer's secret lust for his mother — who happens to run the spy agency he works for: The International Secret Intelligence Service. The results are, in my way of thinking, some of the funniest stuff I've seen on TV in awhile. In short: If you're a fan of the screwball comedy, “Archer” is right on target. Give it a shot.

David Koon

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