Archer Vice: ISIS the Cartel

Hello everybody! Today we have a review for the most recent season of FX’s Archer.

ARCHER VICE

 

CREATED BY: Adam Reed

STARRING:  H. Jon Benjamin, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Chris Parnell, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, George Coe, Adam Reed, Lucky Yates

GENRE: Action, Adventure, Black comedy, Crime, Espionage, Sitcom

YEAR: Jan. 14, 2010 – Current

COUNTRY: United States

When ISIS is disbanded by the U.S. government, its former employees take note of a hidden stockpile of cocaine that the agency accumulated from previous operations. They establish a new headquarters in Cheryl Tunt’s manor and form a drug cartel, before heading south to sell the cocaine to fund their retirements. Cheryl, who is already extremely wealthy, instead decides to launch a new career as a country singer. Along the way, the group attracts the attention of rival gangs and face problems that arise from the characters adapting to their new roles. This season is considered a “re-boot” of the series, taking the gang to new places away from the spy game.

Archer Vice takes the series in a whole new (while still familiar) direction that is just an absolute joy to watch. While the ISIS gang tries their hardest to sell their “tonne” of cocaine, but they really aren’t the best drug dealers. Are they really the best at anything? I mean, first they are a spy agency, then a drug cartel, then arms dealers. They just conveniently keep fucking everything up and it is hilarious to watch. I want to point out that this season we were able to see more of some of our favorite secondary characters (I.e. Pam, Kreiger, Cherlene). As part of the Archer Vice series, the producers even released a country album for Cherlene. Its actually pretty good to, listen to it here Cherlene: Songs from Archer.

While I really enjoyed this “re-boot” of Archer, I can see where many people are thinking it is a step forward in the wrong direction. This feeling is only supported by the fact that Archer creator Adam Reed has stated that the ISIS gang will be going back into the spy game for the next two seasons. A single season remake? Seriously? Also Lana finally gave birth. She pissed me off and was a total bitch as a pregnant woman. Archer had gone as far as they could with Lana being pregnant, thank god that is over. The mother in her will maybe give some decent content for the show to attract more viewers.

PROS:

  • New direction for the show.
  • Outlaw Country!
  • Secondary characters have more screen time.

CONS:

  • Lana is a bitch pregnant.
  • Could they have some success please?
  • Re-hashing old story lines.
  • One season reboot?

SCORE: 8.0 / 10

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? Time for a Reboot!

Whose Line is It Anyway?

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GENRE: Comedy
YEAR: 1998-2007, 2013-
COUNTRY: United States/ United Kingdom
LENGTH: 9 Seasons

NOTE: This review is specifically for the 2013 reboot.

Alright everybody! It is time for another reboot of one of our favorite tv shows! Last night (07/16/2013) the CW aired the 9th season premiere of Whose Line Is It Anyway?, a hilarious improv comedy show. Great, at least now the CW has a few decent shows to watch (Arrow, Nikita). Whose Line Is It Anyway?, from now on being abbreviated as WLIIA, had its original United States run from 1998-2007. The main cast of the show consisted of the host Drew Carey (now hosting The Price Is Right) and improv veterans Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady, and Ryan Stiles. The show consisted of 4-6 skits which the actors would have to improvise in order for the show to go on.

Alright lets get to the premiere. The new reboot of WLIIA included many of the original skits and cast. The new host is Aisha Tyler who is famous for her stand up and the voice of Lana Kane on FX’s Archer. Plenty of the original jokes showed up, much to my surprise. They brought back jokes about Colin’s hair, Wayne’s singing, and Ryan’s shoes.

There have been some improvements to the show, they have included a fourth actor (much like the original run), but with more popular actors and personalities. While the fourth actor has always been rather popular, i have high hopes for changes. the coolest addition is a “special guest” contestant that will perform in one skit throughout each episode. A few examples are Maggie Q (Nikita) and Lauren Cohen (Maggie of The Walking Dead). They have included a few new games as well. For example “What’s in the Bag?” features three contestants using only props from the purses donated from the audience.

Alright so I have a few things that bother me about the new WLIIA. One, I love Aisha Tyler but she isn’t as funny as Drew Carey. Well she doesn’t have the chemistry with the cast like Carey did. Second, the fourth performer gets to perform less than they did originally. That is disappointing because they were typically hilarious since they often had no idea with what they are doing. Third, it feels like they are forcing the reboot on us. We will accept you with open arms, but only if you don’t try so hard.

You can watch both of the new episodes down below:

EPISODE 9001:

Contestants: Wayne Brady, Gary Anthony Williams, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

Special Guest: Lauren Cohan

EPISODE 9002:

Contestants: Wayne Brady, Heather Anne Campbell, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles

Special Guest: Kevin McHale

PROS:

  • Mainly original Cast.
  • New Games!
  • New contestants/special guests.
  • Special Guest themed games.

CONS:

  • Doesn’t feel the same without Drew Carey.
  • Aisha Tyler is trying too hard.
  • Wayne Brady lost his hair!?!

SCORE: 8.0/10

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