Welcome to the latest edition of EMExclusives! On this edition, when it comes to animated series, nothing beats one of the best primetime series that I have seen in a long time – and that series is Archer. With its twelfth season starting tonight on FXX, we can get ready for spies, mayhem & laughter.
Here with me to talk about Archer and so much more is a talented actress who plays Pam Poovey, the former head of an international spy agency and has become a fan-favorite on the show. She has been playing Pam since its inception back in 2009. She will also showcase her talent in the world of film with her lead role in the upcoming adult indie comedy How to Ruin the Holidays, which she is also executive producing. Friends of the Revue, let’s welcome today’s guest, Amber Nash!
In yet another imaginative reinvention, Archer: Season 9 – Archer: Danger Island finds the semi-functioning alcoholic seaplane pilot, Sterling Archer, a lush on the lush South Pacific island of Mitimotu in 1939, only concerned with who’s buying his next drink.
FXX’s Archer: Danger Island will premiere on Wednesday, April 25tyh (10/9C).
Archer: Dreamland (FXX, Wednesdays, 10/9C) picks up almost where season seven left off – following a brief opening scene of Wodehouse’s funeral – with a badly wounded Archer floating in a swimming pool (talk about instant catch-up) before cutting to our hero (and I use the term loosely) in a hospital bed, in a coma, and his mother sitting by his bedside and refusing to move (but not refusing to drink – a lot).
Archer (FX, Mondays, 10/9C) returns with a bang, literally, in tonight’s season five premiere. After a surreal, paradisical teaser that unspools to music every Chuck Jones fan will recognise, something goes horribly wrong and the credits roll. It’s something that’s a bit shocking and a little disturbing on the heels of something hilarious – a mix Archer fans have come to know and love.
Although I’m not a huge fan of live action TV shows in which the characters are all reprehensible beyond redemption [*cough* It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia *cough*], the morally repugnant characters of the FX cult hit Archer are funny beyond all reason. The Season Two DVD set is a real killer in that regard.
The Bandit is taking on the head of ISIS – on a date, that is! Burt Reynolds is appearing on FX’s hit animated spy spoof, Archer – as himself – in the January episode entitled, ‘The Man From Jupiter’ [Reynolds’ home in Florida], in which he dates Malory Archer – much to her son’s great displeasure.
This week’s episode of Archer [FX, Thursdays, 10/9C], El Secuestro, is built around the character of Cheryl/Carol, dim bulb secretary to the self-involved head of ISIS, Malory Archer. It’s an episode packed with unexpected delights and a juicy secret or two.
How do you top the kind of unspeakably crude and equally unspeakably funny work of your first brilliant season? If you’re Adam Reed, creator of Archer [FX, Thursdays, 10/9C], you dig deep and go for a situation that’s so uncool that even Sterling Archer is compelled to show some discipline!