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Set at the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) 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; her ISIS accountant boyfriend (later ex) Cyril Figgis; and a less-than-masculine code name, "Duchess".

The show has an unusual style, in which technologies/clothing styles of different decades coincide. The characters wear 1960s clothing and hair styles and several episodes feature references to the Soviet Union as a current nation (the episode "Movie Star" hinges on the assassination of "the new Soviet Premier"). The technological sophistication within the series varies, with characters using computers that are dated i.e. reel-to-reel mainframe systems, dot-matrix printers and punchcards, yet also use cell phones, GPS devices, laser gunsights, and modern day insults (such as "suck it", "screw you", and "douche bag"). Adam Reed was asked about the conflicting style, and concluded, "I just think it's ill-defined."

Main Cast:
H. Jon Benjamin ... Sterling Archer
Judy Greer ... Cheryl Tunt
Chris Parnell ... Cyril Figgis
Amber Nash ... Pam Poovey
Aisha Tyler ... Lana Kane
Jessica Walter ... Malory Archer
Adam Reed ... Ray Gillette
Lucky Yates ... Doctor Krieger
George Coe ... Woodhouse

Reoccurring Characters:
Peter Newman ... Maj. Nikolai Jackov
Maggie Wheeler ... Trinette
Dave Willis ... Barry Dillon
Jeffrey Tambor ... Len Drexler
David Cross ... Noah
Neal Holman ... Brett Buckley
Patrick Warburton ... Rip Riley

Thanks to mw2merc for this description.

Show Archer in catch up



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