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‘Archer’ Review: Season 11 Comes Home Stronger and Proves Why This Show’s Survived So Long

‘Archer’ Review: Season 11 Comes Home Stronger and Proves Why This Show’s Survived So Long

In a year when the phrase “back to normal” has been (rightfully) stripped of all meaning, it only seems appropriate that it also brings “Archer” Season 11, one in which its title character returns from a coma.

The three-year diversion (a length of time that holds true for this animated world as well as ours) found Sterling Archer and his merry band of erstwhile spy colleagues traveling through his own subconscious. It was an ambitious swing that not only gave the show a broad visual palette to work with, it also gave series creator Adam Reed a chance to transition the show to a more traditional writers room.

So as Sterling (H. Jon Benjamin) returns to the cozy mid-modern interior of the agency office he hasn’t seen in 36 months, it’s a slightly different show that he’s stepping back into as well. While some of this season may feel like a reset,

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