Can we take a minute to appreciate the fact that Quentin is wearing a t-shirt of himself as a Simpson’s character.
shout out to that one pokemon you use as a meat shield while you heal the pokemon that actually stand a chance
2 time Academy Award nominee Jonah Hill.
Aasif Mandvi interviews Fox Business commentator, Todd Wilemon.
laughing because nonsense republican trying to logic; crying because republican policymakers actually have this attitude about poor americans.
the third series by Adam Reed & by far his most successful.
Sealab 2021 (an absurdist/surreal parody of an obscure edutainment cartoon from the 70s) & Frisky Dingo (an extremely uneven tho generally funny parody of superhero stories) are very weird shows. this show is a parody of spy dramas and only slightly less weird than those two which isn’t saying much.
Archer is a much more sophisticated show than its predecessors, mostly in its general production. Sealab 2021 originally made use of almost entirely stock footage of its parent show while Frisky Dingo has some aged worse in looks. Archer is definitely a good looking show, probably one of the best looking animated shows on TV currently.
it’s well-written for the most part. the dialogue is insanely clever and filled with puns, references (obvious & obscure), and loads of running jokes. it’s also an action series and those scenes are generally done pretty well.
while there is actually is pretty strong continuity to the show, it’s always been a character show. each character is quirky as shit with the title character - Sterling Archer, who is a narcissistic, alcoholic, womanizing, man-child who also just happens to be the most competent secret agent ever - is actually the sanest one by comparison.
typical plots generally follow one of two patterns. the first is the simple office sitcom style plots, except y’know with lots more explosions and gunshot wounds and mad scientists building cyborgs. the second type are the actual spy stories that play out like parodies of spy/action movies - both general and specific parodies.
for the most part it’s a really good show that’s consistently funny and is actually better the second or third time you watch it (there are a ton of smaller, subtle running jokes that are easy to miss the first time). the pacing of each episode is fast enough that you don’t get bored but not so fast that you can’t follow what’s going on even if what’s going on is several shades of What The Shit.
the downside? well, from a personal standpoint i think the show’s gone on a little too long. by the time it gets around to the 4th season it starts relying too much on its sillier side and downsizing each character on the show into incredibly condensed versions of themselves. i lost interest a few episodes into the 5th season.
the first three are pretty solid though. aside from one or two characters who serve literally no purpose after the first season i don’t have much complaint about them. also, as well as each individual episode is actually made they are pretty formulaic in how they play out so while you’ll get more of the jokes the second or third time thru you’ll also probably realize just how mechanical the plotting can be at times.
it’s a weird show, but mostly enjoyable.
oh my god I was so angry and then pissed my pants