Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Archer goes Noir

I'm not sure how many other people have been keeping up with the newest season of Archer (after all the schenanigans of delaying the season 7 premiere with the creators completely reworking the show) but it's back and it's greater than ever. Archer decided to take on the Noir. I wonder how we can consider genre about a show that is so multifaceted that it's just taking on particular genres and playing with them from season to season. Two seasons ago we had Archer Vice, and now Noir/Police Procedural. It's unclear if from merely the season opener if this will be the last season of the show (watch the first episode of season 7 to find out why) but as we move forward in our paratext, referential, hybrid-genre spewn world, when do we consider these hybrids to be creating their own moments? Unclear, but if you're obsessed with Hollywood noir films or with older cop procedurals, definitely go see if you can find the easter eggs pretty blatantly scattered throughout and often subtly named in the episodes. I've attached the season teaser to this, but I'd love to hear what y'all think.

1 comment:

  1. As far as I know, the show has been renewed for further seasons, so I doubt this will be the last. As for the show itself, what I find so interesting is how it can fundamentally blow up its premise (twice!) while retaining what ultimately defines the show i.e. it's rapid-fire jokes and its fantastic cast of characters and voices.