Friday, December 31, 2010

TV Review: Archer [2010-2011]

Agent Sterling Malory Archer works for the international spy organization called ISIS, which is led by his domineering mother Malory. Archer also deals with his ex-girlfriend Agent Lana Kane and her new boyfriend ISIS comptroller Cyril Figgis as well as Malory’s lovesick secretary Cheryl. The animated comedy debuted on January 14, 2010 on the FX Channel.


MAIN CAST
Sterling Archer - H. Jon Benjamin
Malory Archer - Jessica Walker
Agent Lana Kane – Aisha Tyler
ISIS Comptroller Cyril Figgis – Chris Parnell

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS
Woodhouse – George Coe
Cheryl – Judy Greer
Pam Poovey Amber Nash
Major Nikolai Jackov – Peter Newman

CELEBRITY APPEARANCES
Conway Stern
Jeffrey Tambor
Rene Auberjonois

SEASON 1 EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS
01 – Archer attempts to falsify an expense report however runs into a mole
02 – Cyril is promoted to field agent after Malory believes Lana lusts for Archer
03 – A new field agent Conway Stern joins ISIS as a new diversity hire
04 – Malory woos the UN chairman by staging a false assassination attempt
05 – A closeted Cuban operative blackmails Malory while Archer tries to out him
06 – Lana travels to the French Riviera to take out an international arms dealer
07 – Archer and Lana investigates a bomb threat on the luxury airship Excelsior
08 – ISIS steals from a museum so they will be hired as security consultants
09 – Archer quits from ISIS while Barry Dylan from the rival agency ODIN hires him
10 - Season Finale: Archer confronts her mother about the identity of his father

RECOMMENDED – 4 OUT OF 5