We here at The Average Nobodies consider ourselves TV aficionados. So much so that we created a whole club around the watching of TV. Two weeks ago we talked Better Call Saul, last week we checked out American Gods and this week we plan to discuss the critically acclaimed animated comedy, Archer. I know what you’re saying: “Matt, Ryan, you guys are so handsome and awesome, what an great choice for the third TV Club”. Save your breath, we’ve heard it all before, and we agree, this is an excellent choice for the third TV Club.
Starring the voice of H. Jon Benjamin (Bob from Bob’s Burgers), Archer follows the hijinks of an international spy agency where “global crises are merely opportunities for its highly trained employees to confuse, undermine, betray and royally screw each other”. Not bad for skimming the IMDB page. AMIRIGHT??
Watch the first 5 episodes of Archer on Netflix and call into our podcast (401-285-8120) by 5pm on Thursday to have your voicemail played on the show!
I can’t recommend the new Starz show American Gods enough, and since episode 3 premieres tonight, I thought it would be a good time to share one of my favorite songs from the show’s first two episodes. “In The Pines”, also known as “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”, has been covered a million times by a million different artists, but this version that also popped up in the show’s trailer is marvelous. Mark Lanegan was an integral figure in the 80s/90s Seattle grunge scene, and he brings a lot of that grittiness to this cover version. Reward your ears and listen away.