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Wednesday, January 16 2013

The Best TV Shows of 2012

Thanks to imports and cable channel choices, the year in TV was very interesting indeed. Where else can classical detectives meet with their updated complements, or sullen 20-somethings smirk at their ancient societal/criminal betters? Oh, and don't forget squid.

Tuesday, January 10 2012

The Best Television Shows of 2011

The small screen offers up the usual suspects, proving once again that, with a few exceptions, what's good on today's prime time schedule will stay that way until the next best-of list.

Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best TV Shows of 2010

Running the gamut from the ever-present to the new and novel, PopMatters' TV picks prove that, as a medium, the small screen challenges the big at every entertainment (and aesthetic) level.


Monday, January 13 2014

Still More Strangeness and Subtlety in FX's 'Archer'

Archer may be a simple man, but his is a life of many complications, and he is in turn a complication for most of those who know him.

Thursday, January 17 2013

'Archer' Returns, With an Identity Crisis

Floating between violent and bloody spy genre spoof and comically self-aware pop culture commentary, Archer delivers laughs via antic situations and sharp, geeky dialogue.

Wednesday, January 25 2012

For Your Eyes Only: 'Archer: The Complete Season Two'

Pull on your black turtleneck and pour yourself a drink -- Archer is back for a second round and he's just as lethal as he was in Season One.

Wednesday, January 18 2012

'Archer' Returns, with Burt Reynolds

Creator Adam Reed doesn't seem too concerned about making Archer accessible to newcomers, but rather, trusts the audience to keep up.


Thursday, July 14 2011

Archer: A Perfect Satire of Modern America

The funniest show on TV, FX's cartoon Archer, skewers the mentality of today's "Masters of the Universe" on Wall Street.

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