Archer: Dreamland ends on a bloody, heartbroken nightmare

So, what are we doing? Are we just jumping right into this? Because tonight’s Archer is one of the strangest, darkest things this show has ever done, and I’m honestly at a bit of a loss as to how to approach it. The first half of “Auflösung”—German for “resolution”—is pretty normal Archer fare: everybody takes turns…

Archer finally breaks down after an evil cyborg game of cat and mouse

Way back at the start of this oddball season of TV, I wrote about how its premise—lodged as it is right in the middle of its hero’s surprisingly jazzy subconscious—felt like a trap for critics and other overly analytical minds. It’s just too easy to read deeper meanings into a story like this, where every element is…

It’s the Cheryl show, as everyone’s favorite heiress takes over Archer for a week

One of the side effects of Archer’s decision to wipe the slate clean this year is that none of our regular characters are quite as crazy as they used to be. Sure, the Dreamland version of Archer has his war-inflicted PTSD, Mother is sinister, and Krieger’s still Krieger, but these versions of the characters haven’t…

New mobile game will put you in the middle of the Archer: Dreamland action

We’re two weeks out from the release of Archer: Dreamland, the latest, weirdest season to date for FX (now FXX’s) debonair-superspy-turned-comatose-private-eye Sterling Archer. (And on a personal note, as the show’s reviewer here at The A.V. Club: It’s fantastic.) But while fans will probably spend the intervening…