Archer renewed for a third season
Look, I know Archer isn’t for everybody. I mean if cartoon nudity and cluelessly insensitive characters don’t cause you to reject it, there was that breast cancer storyline this year…played partially for laughs.
However, for some people, this is the best show on television.
The writing is clever, the voice acting is great. The characters are consistent…and hilarious.
I particularly found that it rang true when Lana mercilessly criticized Archer when he went on a “rampage” while he was undergoing chemo for his breast cancer. For example, she warned him not to throw up in her car. Is she that heartless? No, but it seemed completely believable to me that she would act that heartlessly to shield herself from emotional involvement in a potentially tragic circumstance.
Pretty deep for a two-dimensional character, hm? 😉
Especially one who is subject to on-going jabs about how big her hands are…and who will get this post hits because “Lana” and nudity both appear in it. 😉
She’s just one of a true ensemble of great characters…think of it as the Mary Tyler Moore Show…if Mary sometimes shot Ted in the foot to keep him in line, and we saw Sue Ann have sex, instead of just talking about it.
Yep, it’s an edgy workplace comedy…it’s just that the workplace happens to be full of secret agents…and a cartoon.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle.