Third-episode verdict: Archer

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In the US: Thursdays, 10pm, FX.
In the UK: Fiver. Starts Thursday February 25th

Well, the first episode was brilliant and the rest of it? Well it’s just brilliant, too. You’re virtually guaranteed two laugh out loud moments per minute with this thing. I nearly snorted cereal out my nose this morning, I was laughing so hard. That’s an image you might not want to have and Archer is great for those.

Carusometer rating: 0
Rob’s prediction: Should run and run. It’s superb.


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.