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If Ian Fleming had been a jaded American.

Archer: A Going Concern

by Za’chary Westbrook

2 out of 5

A GOING CONCERN

In every James Bond fanboy conversation, there will ultimately be the question of which is the worst film in the series. While many will back Octopussy as the classic stinker, others will go after Never Say Never Again and the younger crowd tend to say Die Another Day. Wherever you land, we all agree that On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was an embarrassment to the franchise. We can prescribe all sorts of remedies for these scars on the suave spy, but you know what would’ve made them all much, much worse? If the spies had been worried about finances. Continue reading

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Archer: Swiss Miss

by Za’chary Westbrook

3 out of 5

Much of Archer‘s┬áSeason 1 was insufferable. The whole super-secret-agent-is-bad-at-his-job thing was cute in the Pilot, but they squandered that in subsequent episodes by focusing less on the incompetence (Get Smart anyone?) and more on him being a self-centered ass; which only just works parody. The show eventually saved itself by making every other character, save Lana, equally horrible. So, while most of any given episode is people hurling abuse (which would be more fun if the characters were clever), they all kind of deserve it and that is fun. Continue reading

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