Can you ever be too old to watch animated TV shows? Not when it’s naughty, like seriously naughty, like this!
I was starting to run out of stuff to watch on Netflix, resorting to randomly asking Google to play this or that, working my way through my list of 471 shows to watch…But to little success (finding that many programs were no longer available on the Australian Netflix library). Boo! But what Google did locate, was Archer.
Oh boy, this animated series contains adult themes. Like really bad, can’t be repeated jokes in public kind of bad. And after the first couple of episodes, my wife told me that she was out. It was too crude for her.
So I resorted to watching it in secret, before she came home from work each night. Guilty!
Until one night when she came home earlier than anticipated and caught me watching cartoons which make Futurama, American Dad and Family Guy seem utterly family friendly!
The premise of the series focuses on Sterling Malory Archer, a self-obsessed but highly capable secret agent; his mother who runs the spy agency he works for; and his fellow spies and support staff who keep the International Secret Intelligence Service running. It’s like James Bond meets ‘The Office’, it’s as much espionage as its workplace shenanigans.
The themes are all inappropriate, politically incorrect, and offensive to many……. But it is humorous though.
After being found out (due to kick-starting an episode later than usual, and wifey coming home earlier than anticipated), I only had 5 minutes to go so I continued watching, aiming to get to the end of the episode before I had to explain myself…… But as she was going about her own business I heard her chuckle from hearing some of the dialogue (you find yourself laughing, even though you know you ought not to).
But to cut a long story short, let’s just say we’ve now finished season 3 (of 10), but I’ve heard from season 4 onwards, it’s not as funny as it used to be so I’m not sure how much longer I’ll keep following……
But if you haven’t watched Archer before, and you’re curious to know how bad can it be (and how inappropriately funny), check it out at your own risk – just ask your smart speaker to “Play Archer on Netflix”.
Lana: “Don’t say it Archer!”