Within the past decade people have come to understand that animated movies and television programmes are as valid as any alternative, as much as the Oscars fail to recognise it. Archer is an incredible example of how utterly brilliant an animated show can be and is easily one of my favourite things to watch at the moment.
Having just finished the first series I would be hard pressed to tell you an episode which held even a moment of material that fell flat or otherwise disappointed me. The writing is exceptional and the jokes so rarely seem easy or obvious. With a second and third season available to me on Netflix I am actually debating whether to save it or just enjoy it as soon as possible, and that's usually a good sign.
H. Jon Benjamin, the voice of Archer, has proved his comedic timing and delightful tones on many occasions, but none more so than here. For whatever reason, despite how much of an imbecile he often acts, I always found myself routing for and loving the character of Archer. This is as much a testament to the performance given by Benjamin as it is to the remarkable script.
The episodes never fail to be well-paced, and with each episode lasting no more than 21 minutes no one story-line outstays it's welcome. I certainly found myself falling into the trap of feeling as though another 20 minutes at the end of my day wouldn't hurt.
Netflix describes the show as 'Wacky, Quirky, Raunchy, Witty', and whilst I feel as though this is a pretty lame way of phrasing some of the shows underlying themes, I suppose I would agree. I would personally add 'Hilarious, Aesthetically Appealing and Loveable' but once again, the whole 'loveable' thing takes us down cheesy road and onto corny town. Regardless of any of that nonsense, I genuinely don't have a strong reason to advise against watching it. Having said that if you are underage forget everything I just said, in fact, if you are too young, then what the fuck are you reading this for you silly dipshit?
Hmm, I don't very much like swearing.