Review: FX Trips Over 'Unsupervised' But 'Archer' Remains Brilliant

 

When FX first launched the brilliant series Archer, it was going against conventional wisdom that you couldn’t put an animated series on the schedule all by itself and be successful. Animated series, like Fox’s Sunday block, had to be grouped. A random solo animated series was doomed. 

Clearly it wasn’t. Archer enters its third season tonight at 10 and, in an episode that features Burt Reynolds, proves exactly why it’s been so great since the beginning: Smart writing, great voice cast, cool animation and, just so you understand, still more smart writing. Archer has always been a series that knows how to use the MA rating that FX puts on, well, virtually everything it makes, while also not abusing the freedom in some juvenile attempt to be a bloody mess by being so far out on the bleeding edge. Read More...


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