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Archer’s unchanging characters and the best world on television


It’s a safe bet that if you love comedy and you aren’t a time traveler from thirty years ago who still derides animation as television for children, you already watch Archer. It’s in the running (along Bob’s Burgers) for the best voice acting cast in an animated show still on the air and it absolutely has the best showrunner an animated comedy could ask for in Adam Reed. There are once-in-a-generation talents making a show with a premise so simple it shouldn’t work at all, but it does. It straddles a very thin line between tropes that make a show easy to love and difficult to make. It’s not all about Jon Benjamin, or at least not as much as it can seem like sometimes.

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