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Archer

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Jekyll, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. AldenPyle

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    Well, I can't imagine even this show would have the nads to become a wacky comedy about a bunch of wealthy and successful coke dealers.

    This past episode was particularly short on laughs. "Pull over, Cyril." "Don't you dare pull over cyril". "Make up your minds, gaaah", thats like Gilligans Island level funny.
     
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    This past episode was excellent.
     
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    Bingo.

    The last couple episodes have had archer back to being functional again. Its fine that they are reinventing characters to keep things interesting (and I do think that it is actually a good thing for the longevity of the show), but having archer be so terrible was not funny.

    I can't tell if they had planned that all along or if they are acknowledging that they screwed up a bit considering there were several comments in the episode about if archer was being intentionally bad at selling coke and about why archer's disregard for himself makes him so good at what he does (it seems that way, but I don't know how far ahead their production schedule is running...these may have been written and recorded before episode 3 was even published).
     
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    Just watched the most recent episode. It was indeed excellent. The one before it was solid, too. Maybe the reboot is finally hitting its stride.

    And, yeah, I like the fact that Archer is back to being a badass. It's one thing to tinker with the characters, but making Archer completely inept was just a terrible idea.
     
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    My stupid DVR only recorded the last nine seconds of this episode because my wife had scheduled a bunch of other crap for the same time. Lame.
    They started this last season, the incompetence to badass ratio had slipped pretty far. The stuff with him fighting to crash planes/space shuttles never really made any sense, just being an inept asshole for the sake of it?
     
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    That sucks. You missed a good one.

    My DVR did something similar with the first episode of Justified this season. I was pissed.

    True. It has been a long decline. I'm glad they're mitigating it now, though. They didn't do anything about it last season, and that one was weak start to finish. This season looks like it's really coming around, which is awesome.
     
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    Did you guys notice that Cheryl was strumming on a guitar that looked just like Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar?

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    Great episode again. Their "editing" was perfect.
     
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    Agreed. The whole palace series has been great to watch.
     
  11. AldenPyle

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    I thought the last 5 or so episodes were great.
     
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    They should just have spent 80% of the season in San Marcos instead of coke-Pam for 80%. Cyril as a dictator and Krieger-clones had so much more potential.
     
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    Somebody told me that was the season finale

    They're probably going to go back to doing Isis now
     
  14. Gibonius

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    Yeah. The Coke-Pam was fun for an episode or so, but they kind of beat it to death. There were three or four totally flat episodes in the mid-season.


    They are, Adam Reed said as much in a recent interview.
     
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    Pam made the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
     
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    I didn't know there was an Archer thread. This show is great.
     

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