Spy, South Beach, Gay Interest, Gay Stereotype, Gay Seduction
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Covert black ops and espionage take a back seat to zany personalities and relationships between secret agents and drones.
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Domineering-Mother, Sexual Ambiguity, James Bond Spoof, Hand To Hand Combat
Archer is an American adult animated sitcom created by Adam Reed for the basic cable network FX. It follows the exploits of a dysfunctional group of secret agents—Sterling Archer (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) and seven of his colleagues—Malory Archer (Jessica Walter), Lana Kane (Aisha Tyler), Cheryl Tunt (Judy Greer), Pam Poovey (Amber Nash), Ray Gillette (Adam Reed), Cyril Figgis (Chris Parnell) and Dr. Algernop Krieger (Lucky Yates). The premise of Archer evolves in subsequent seasons as the show experiments with the standard setup of an anthology, each with self-contained arcs, new settings, a disparate set of personae for each character, even distinct humor. Beginning with the eighth season in 2017, the series moved to the FXX network.
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Set at ISIS, the International Secret Intelligence Service (cf. SIS, ASIS, CSIS, NZSIS) in New York City, suave but incredibly self-centered master spy Sterling Archer deals with global espionage; his domineering, hypersexual mother/boss, Malory Archer; his ex-girlfriend (and fellow ISIS agent), Lana Kane; and his other ISIS co-workers (including fellow agent Ray Gillette, accountant Cyril Figgis, Human Resources Director Pam Poovey, secretary Cheryl Tunt, and Applied Research head Doctor Krieger); as well as a less-than-masculine code name: "Duchess" (after his mother's deceased Afghan Hound).
The show's time setting is comically anachronistic, deliberately mixing technologies, clothing styles and historical backdrops of different decades. The characters wear 1960s clothing and hair styles and several episodes feature references to the Soviet Union as a current nation and to Fidel Castro as the current leader of Cuba. Similarly, the second episode of the series shows a very young Sterling receiving a letter from Malory about Operation Ajax, which occurred in 1953, though the same episode includes a reference to Dane Cook, who was not a well-known figure until the 2000s. Woodhouse's involvement in World War I also implies the show is not set in modern times (the last surviving World War I combat veteran died at age 110 only months after an episode depicting Woodhouse and several other members of his specific squadron as still living. The technological sophistication within the series varies, with characters using computers that are dated (e.g. reel-to-reel mainframe systems, dot-matrix printers and punchcards), but also cell phones, GPS devices, and laser gunsights. In addition, modern day insults are prevalent (such as "suck it", "screw you", and "douche bag"). This ambiguity is explicitly recognized in the season 3 episode "Lo Scandalo". (Malory: "What year do you think this is?" Archer: "I, uh, yeah. Exactly. Good question.") Adam Reed was asked about the conflicting style, and concluded, "I just think it's ill-defined."
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