Archer: Season 1

Archer: Season 1

Archer: Season 1

Winner of Outstanding Animated Program at the 2016 Emmys, this spy comedy centres on a cocky alcoholic agent who somehow still gets results for an agency run by his mother.

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EPISODE 1.1
1 January 2009

Mole Hunt

Archer is in trouble with his Mother and the Comptroller because his expense account is way out of proportion to his actual expenses. So he creates the idea that a Mole has breached ISIS and... MORE he needs to get into the mainframe to hunt him down (so he can cover his tracks!). All this leads to a surprising ending.

EPISODE 1.2
1 January 2009

Training Day

Lana's residual lust for Archer prompts Malory to promote Cyril to field agent. Archer then trains his new competition as only he can, whilst Malory frets over her own past and her son's future.

EPISODE 1.3
1 January 2009

Diversity Hire

Owing to a rash of agent deaths (the result of Sterling's carelessness), ISIS can't meet government diversity standards. Enter the gruffly elegant Conway Stern, an "onyx" agent who wears a Star of David around his... MORE neck. Conway is "a diversity double whammy," gushes Malory, but that and his secret-agent skills aren't the only reasons she hired him.

EPISODE 1.4
1 January 2009

Killing Utne

Malory hosts a dinner party for the UN intelligence chairman, Torvald Utne, in an effort to get a new weapons contract for ISIS. Unfortunately, a group of rival assassins have targeted Mr. Utne for elimination.

EPISODE 1.5
1 January 2009

Honeypot

Malory's career is threatened when a sensitive videotape falls into the hands of a rogue (and roguish) Cuban agent, so she calls on Archer’s expertise in seduction to turn the tables on her blackmailer.

EPISODE 1.6
1 January 2009

Skorpio

Archer must rescue Lana from the clutches of Skorpio, the infamous arms dealer. Meanwhile, Cyril fears not only for his girlfriend's life, but her succumbing to the seductive nature of Archer's heroics.

EPISODE 1.7
1 January 2009

Skytanic

When a bomb threat jeopardizes the maiden voyage of the luxury airship Excelsior, Archer and the ISIS crew must battle the clock (and each other) to avert disaster.

EPISODE 1.8
1 January 2009

The Rock

After ISIS loses yet another lucrative contract to rival agency ODIN, Malory assigns Archer and Lana to embarrass ODIN by stealing a priceless diamond from their biggest client.

EPISODE 1.9
1 January 2009

Job Offer

When Archer takes a higher-paying job at rival agency ODIN, Malory will stop at nothing to get him back.

EPISODE 1.10
1 January 2009

Dial M for Mother

Questions about the identity of Archer's real father lead him into a perilous trap... and an explosive confrontation with Malory.

Archer: Season 1 / Reviews

Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Two or three episodes in, the characters and dynamics come together, and the show really begins to kill.

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Salon

Salon

It's just refreshing to see something truly repugnant and foolish that doesn't aspire to have even the remotest trace of a redeeming quality.

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USA Today

USA Today

It can be too much, but if you can ride past those moments... you'll find that Archer is just right.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Stupid, ludicrous and occasionally quite funny, you wouldn't exactly call Archer sophisticated.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Managed to continually weave an intricate linguistic tapestry to go along with the "Mad Men"-adjacent visual aesthetic...

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IGN

IGN

The characters, magnificent dialogue and voice acting kept the show flying.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Its first season finale suggests a series that's really hitting its stride.

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