Archer : Season 5

  • Network: FX , FXX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 14, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 93 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 93
  2. Negative: 9 out of 93

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  1. Feb 11, 2014
    8
    Once again Adam Reed has raised the bar an inch higher. This season could develop into something canonical or plunge the show past its depths. Regardless it'll be entertaining to find out.
  2. Jan 13, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The whole proposed 180-degree and (SPOILERS) downfall of ISIS is a rare and brilliant surprise (only bettered by surprise fellatio). With season 4 starting to feel tired, Adam Reed also seemed so, so he's stripping everything that we knew about the show apart from the characters. This was a great new season premiere (and possible pilot) for Archer... Vice Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2014
    10
    I don't think I'm in the traditional Archer demographic, but I am completely in love with this series that just keeps on ratcheting up the brilliance. Krieger, Pam, Cherlene have radically and hilariously transformed, and still feel consistent to their personalities. Archer's continued almost innocent narcissistic elitist **** is perfect. Not crazy about the new palette for opening titles,I don't think I'm in the traditional Archer demographic, but I am completely in love with this series that just keeps on ratcheting up the brilliance. Krieger, Pam, Cherlene have radically and hilariously transformed, and still feel consistent to their personalities. Archer's continued almost innocent narcissistic elitist **** is perfect. Not crazy about the new palette for opening titles, but it does evoke the Miami Vice postmodern pink, teal, tropical color scheme. The sets are exquisitely and hilariously rendered as they deconstruct the notion of retro, pulling from several decades simultaneously. Obscure references continue to instruct and amuse.The timing of the cast is spot on. Loved the last episode's Breakfast Club bit (Mallory: "Now you're just spouting random words" (not verbatim). & Fred Armisen is predictably fabulous. I imagine many find this show bad for the kids, deeply profane. I just love it and Bob's Burgers, and find them Macintosh innovative compared to the mass produced Windows-like, endless McFarlane shtick. Total 10 for this girl. Expand
  4. Jun 26, 2014
    8
    With the revelation that ISIS weren't actually a legal branch of the CIA Archer both literally and figuratively (is there a word for that?) blows itself up to start over as Archer: Vice. This fifth season is arguably the least consistent in terms of quality, with plot taking priority of jokes perhaps a little too often, but the show still remains thoroughly entertaining with laugh out loudWith the revelation that ISIS weren't actually a legal branch of the CIA Archer both literally and figuratively (is there a word for that?) blows itself up to start over as Archer: Vice. This fifth season is arguably the least consistent in terms of quality, with plot taking priority of jokes perhaps a little too often, but the show still remains thoroughly entertaining with laugh out loud moments throughout the thirteen episodes on offer. Expand
  5. Apr 19, 2014
    10
    The change in plot has created more situations of pure comedy. Same Archer in new situations. This is one of my favorite seasons of Archer, and it's still the funniest animated show.
  6. Apr 13, 2015
    9
    So changing the Archer crew from spies to cocaine smugglers doesn't drastically change the show. It just allows for some more ridiculous situations for them to get involved in. The humor is still on point. Some new recurring jokes are added into the mix (a twist on the show's "phrasing" gag is particularly funny) and it still pushes the lines of decency enough to still be funny, but notSo changing the Archer crew from spies to cocaine smugglers doesn't drastically change the show. It just allows for some more ridiculous situations for them to get involved in. The humor is still on point. Some new recurring jokes are added into the mix (a twist on the show's "phrasing" gag is particularly funny) and it still pushes the lines of decency enough to still be funny, but not offensive.

    New character plots centered around the female characters are much appreciated. They just add some new dynamic to them that bring even more jokes to the forefront. The change in scenery doesn't really make for much of a change in style, but the sharp writing and hilarity all make up for that. In it's fifth season "Archer" is still going strong.
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No score yet - based on 3 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Reviewed by: Jim Scott
    Jan 28, 2014
    70
    There was a certain circuitousness to the plotlines that Archer Vice not only interrupts, but short-circuits completely.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Ward
    Jan 13, 2014
    80
    Archer‘s affection for character and craft makes it more likely to be remembered as one of the great TV shows of our time, and not just another dirty cartoon.
  3. Reviewed by: David Sims
    Jan 13, 2014
    91
    The show is getting rebooted for its fifth season, and it’s quickly clear what a good idea that is.