Thursday, April 7, 2011

Another show to watch on Thursdays

By now, you guys are probably aware that we watch a lot of TV on Thursday nights.  With no new episodes tonight of 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, or any of our other favorites (if you like Perfect Couples, then you deserve to be stabbed in the eye), then there’s really no reason why you shouldn’t be watching Archer tonight.

The animated show revolves around a spy agency and focuses on their star field agents, Sterling Archer and Lana Kane, and their interactions with the agency’s office drones. It’s like a sexy, vulgar cartoon remix of The Office and Chuck.

While there’s plenty of sex jokes and cheap visual gags, the show has a surprising amount of depth to its humor as well.  I’m talking about literary and historic pop culture references that’ll make you run to Wikipedia just because a joke went over your head.  And nothing delights us hipsters more than jokes that go over people’s heads.

The show’s cast is damn good also. H. Jon Benjamin, my favorite voice actor of all time, stars as the lead.  His work as Coach McGuirk in the underrated Home Movies was full of YouTube highlights and he also plays the lead in Fox’s Bob’s Burgers, another excellent animated comedy. Jessica Walters and Judy Greer of Arrested Development fame and Chris Parnell, formerly of Saturday Night Live, also star.

You owe it to yourself to check it out tonight, if only for the hot cartoon characters who might give you a semi hard-on.  Because we’re the experts in cartoon ladies who might give you a boner.

Archer is on at 10pm on FX, Thursdays.

1 comment:

  1. It took me 5 episodes to start appreciating Perfect couples humor. But then again attack of the show was good for the same main reason I watch perfect couples. And that show couldn't suck more.