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Reply #245 on: June 11, 2016, 12:33:04 PM

So, this finished. I thought it was a kind of weak season unfortunately. Too much of just Archer trying to bang Veronica Dean and not enough of the other characters. Jumped the shark or just an off season?

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Reply #246 on: June 11, 2016, 01:50:20 PM

I thought there were a couple of standout episodes, but by and large this wasn't a patch on previous seasons. I think the attempt to have a season-long story arc might have boxed them in a bit too much. It also felt like they didn't really introduce any new jokes, just rehashed old ones.

Apparently the ending is deliberately ambiguous because they didn't know if they were going to get renewed or not. I guess we'll see.

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Reply #247 on: June 11, 2016, 09:01:10 PM

I get the feeling he's bored and burnt out. Would be better to not continue with another mediocre season than try and force it.

Still, that clearly was just another Archerbot.   why so serious?

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Reply #248 on: June 11, 2016, 11:06:58 PM

I wish they would go back to the spy theme - it felt natural whereas this season felt forced and the drug dealer theme was somewhere in between.

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Reply #249 on: June 12, 2016, 12:04:27 AM

I think the Magnum PI/'80's detective show was a lot funnier on paper. There were some good jokes this season (love the Lambo on the tow truck) but the season felt too short.

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Reply #250 on: June 13, 2016, 05:38:01 AM

Archer Vice worked because they could still have Archer doing all the spy stuff (running, jumping, shooting) and the plotlines pitched them against big targets (the Yakuza, South American dictators, Cuba). I still think the final four episodes of that season is one of the best plotlines the show has ever done. Trying to do the same with some shady hedge fund managers and an aging bunch of Hollywood celebrities just doesn't offer as much scope for wacky violence and capers.

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Reply #251 on: June 13, 2016, 09:39:40 AM

That, plus they already plumbed the the major Magnum P.I. references in RAMPAGE.

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Reply #252 on: June 14, 2016, 01:25:36 AM

Honestly I think they just came up with the awesome season trailer for fun and then had to follow through with it.

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Reply #253 on: June 14, 2016, 05:05:00 AM

It was a nice homage to Sunset Boulevard, but really made for a slow, short season. I'm sad to see it go, but at the same time I think it overdid it's run. They should have ended it before last season and done Frisky Dingo 2.0
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Reply #254 on: June 14, 2016, 07:54:57 AM

I would kill for a Frisky Dingo sequel.

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Reply #255 on: June 20, 2016, 11:53:48 AM

Archer is literally Frisky Dingo 2.0, but with some actual editorial/creative control.  I mean, I laughed at Frisky Dingo, but couldn't make it through the entire run.  It suffered pretty badly from the Adult Swim "Here is some money artists!  Make what ever shit comes out of your head without any producers looking over shoulder to make your shit more coherent."  It's the exact same people who did that show, but with actual network creative control to make it watchable.

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Reply #256 on: June 20, 2016, 11:56:50 AM

With the exception of some of the meandering through the sewers and sweat shop part, I thought Dingo was pretty coherent for the kind of show it was trying to be.

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Reply #257 on: June 20, 2016, 08:19:42 PM

I think overall I enjoyed Frisky Dingo more than Archer. If H Jon Benjamin had voiced Xander Cruze it would have been about perfect.
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Reply #258 on: June 22, 2016, 07:12:20 AM

Doesn't matter what you think, Archer gets 3 more seasons.

The only hitch is that they will only be 8-episode seasons instead of 10 or 13, but still I'm happy. More Archer. Keep playing it until they run the jokes into the fucking ground.

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Reply #259 on: June 22, 2016, 07:29:40 AM

Yup, I'd rather have 24 mediocre episodes than none!  awesome, for real

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Reply #260 on: June 22, 2016, 08:43:02 AM

Splitting it into shorter seasons could work especially if they go with a theme like the last two seasons.
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Reply #261 on: January 12, 2017, 09:05:53 AM

Archer moving to FXX for season 8, premiering on April 5. See the synopsis:

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Archer moves to FXX for its eighth season on Wednesdays, starting April 5 at 10 PM ET/PT. Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that revolves around the hardboiled private eye Sterling Archer and his quest to find his partnerís killer in 1947 Los Angeles. The case proves to be more difficult than expected after Archer quickly gets mixed up in a deadly game of tug of war between Los Angelesí most powerful crime bosses. Every clue leads Archer further away from his goal and deeper into a mystery involving kidnapping, prostitution and drug addiction. The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin, Jessica Walter, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, Adam Reed and Lucky Yates

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Reply #262 on: January 12, 2017, 10:16:03 AM

Archer moving to FXX for season 8, premiering on April 5. See the synopsis:

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Archer moves to FXX for its eighth season on Wednesdays, starting April 5 at 10 PM ET/PT. Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that revolves around the hardboiled private eye Sterling Archer and his quest to find his partnerís killer in 1947 Los Angeles. The case proves to be more difficult than expected after Archer quickly gets mixed up in a deadly game of tug of war between Los Angelesí most powerful crime bosses. Every clue leads Archer further away from his goal and deeper into a mystery involving kidnapping, prostitution and drug addiction. The series features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin, Jessica Walter, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, Adam Reed and Lucky Yates

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It's probably a dream Archer has or something.

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Reply #263 on: January 12, 2017, 07:34:19 PM

Considering Archer (and his LMD) died at the end of last season (oops spoiler), I don't think we are meant to take much of anything on this show as lineal story telling. 

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