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Archer 3.05 "El Contador" Review

Archer spies out its latest from season 3, or technically season 3.5 with "El Contador," as Archer and Lana hunt a Columbian drug lord with newly-promoted Cyril Figgins (Chris Parnell) in tow, and the ISIS agents at home face the thread of a drug test.  "El Contador" brings in the usual laughs the Archer crowd knows well, but doesn't bust the gut as heavily as last week.

Before last week’s season 3.5 premiere I made sure to point out my own history with Archer, and overall feelings about the series as a means of illustrating exactly what does, and doesn’t work long-term in animation.  Luckily, “The Man From Jupiter” was the type of Archer episode that hinges on an attention-grabbing concept, that of Burt Reynolds’ guest turn, providing a solid re-integration before launching into the traditional fare.  “El Contador” represents that exact kind of Archer, one of the more stand-alone episodes that runs with a particular concept for a solid 22 minutes without worrying too much about the consequences. Read More...


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