Archer returns to the small screen

Once again the cutest show on television The Peanuts Archer, is coming back with all the original charm of the last few seasons. Our favorite spy returns and he is just as mopey as ever. Of course our other favorite characters are back as well. Our favorite dog Snoopy Krieger is back and he seen laying on his red doghouse as per usual working on novels and getting into hijinks with his bird friend Woodstock Cyril. Lana is also back and it isn’t long into the first episode until we see Lucy Lana pull her usual stunt of calling her friend Charlie Brown Archer a block head and doing her trademark pull-the-football-out-of-the-way-at-the-last-second trick sending Archer flying into the air and shouting as we have come to expect from the comedic king that is Charles Schulz Adam Reed, the creator and sole writer of Archer.

This season brings a whole new set of challenges to Archer and the gang. First we learn of a new kid coming to the school and Archer immediately is smitten with her. Feeling too nervous and insecure Archer goes forth trying to learn as many new and interesting skills as he can so that he can seem more interesting to the new girl in his class. Taking up dancing and reading old literature it all seems to backfire in a menagerie of ways. Throughout the season Archer just can’t seem to catch a break however and every time he feels like he has a leg up he seems to either be shot down or outdone by someone that is either better than him or just doesn’t seem to care about his feelings.

Our favorite dog isn’t without his own side plot though as he is up to his old ways trying to be taken seriously as a writer (despite the fact that he is a beagle) and make the next great american novel. True to form Snoopy Krieger is obsessed with the WW1 era of storytelling and writes himself into the story fighting against his infamous rival the Red Baron. His story is so enthralling however that you can easily forget that he is just a dog and not a human fighting in the war, and the fact that it’s just a story within our bigger story (Archer seems to also be keeping its rather meta tone as well.)

To be frank, the newest Archer season seems to have taken a departure from its older seasons and settled into a more down to earth plot that can really be enjoyed by the entire family. Sure it may not be the same as it was in the beginning but it still has that same heart and wholesome fun that you have come to expect from The Peanuts Archer and it will definitely warm you up on a cold spring day. The new season of Archer gets a 13 out of 6. Worth watching for a few minutes but not really any more than that.

 

Editors note: this article appeared in the March 31, 2016 edition of the Exponent, the “Excrement”. The edition is the annual April Fool’s edition of the paper. All articles are satire. For questions and comments please contact editor@exponent.montana.edu or (406)994-2224.