Preview: Archer 1×1

In the US: Thursdays, 10pm, FX. Starts January 14th, 2010

Who doesn’t want to be a spy? Imagine the glamour, the excitement, the women/men you’d meet.

Of course, reality is going to be a whole lot different. It’s all going to be screwed-up people stuck in relatively normal workplaces, quibbling about expense accounts – at gunpoint.

That, at least, is the premise of FX’s new half-hour animated comedy Archer, which features the daring exploits of Sterling Archer, ace superspy for top secret organisation ISIS.

What kind of man is Sterling Archer? Well, imagine James Bond. Imagine his lifestyle, all the glamour, the excitement, the women – then imagine that instead of James Bond, you have an American, trust fund-holding, egotistical, self-centred, empty-headed, misogynistic jock douchebag with mummy issues.

It’s brilliant.

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