Why Sterling Archer Is My New Straight Boyfriend

I guess I have a bit of explaining to do.  Given that PFC’s demographic apparently skews thirty to forty-five, most of our readers might not be aware of the salty adult animated comedy series Archer currently in its fourth season on FX. (‘Salty’ is my new favorite adjective since our contributor Eric Baker referred to this site that way as a warning to the readers of his own blog before linking them here.) 

Dying Is Easy. Comedy’s a Bitch.


by James Killough

We are developing a half-hour, single-camera comedy series for TV, so I’ve been doing research by finally watching Arrested Development, a show that ran for only three seasons with great critical acclaim but middling ratings on Fox.  It has garnered such a cult following since then—it has a nine-point-five rating out of ten on the IMDb, something I’ve never seen before—that the network has ordered another nine episodes with the original cast, which will lead up to a feature film to be released in 2013.

In the land of the venal, the one-eyed drunk is queen.

Arrested Development is very good, but it isn’t nine-point-five great.  I can only think that the inflated IMDb rating is obsessive fans clicking the ten-out-of-ten button over and over.