Season 4 of FX's raunchy, hilarious spy-spoof Archer hits library shelves this January. Catch up with previous seasons here.
For the fourth season in a row, everybody who lives or works at the Abbey lines up in a weird zig-zag for the DVD cover photo. Catch up with previous seasons here.
In case you were wondering, this series with its proto-The Office-style humor - along with its predecessor Knowing Me, Knowing You With Alan Partridge - is the origin of Steve Coogan: famous person. He's been everywhere lately, with starring turns in Philomena (which he co-wrote), What Maisie Knew and The Look of Love, a voice in Despicable Me 2, and a sequel to 2010's arthouse comedy hit The Trip hitting the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Film Festival this April, but he keeps harking back to Partridge. A feature film update has already been released in the U.K. and will no doubt be hitting American theaters soon.
February's a big month for Season Threes, with BBC's modern day Holmes joining HBO's Game of Thrones. Those of you missing the first two seasons of both shows have some serious catching up to do. I've now heard two sources claiming that CBS's Elementary is the superior present-day Holmes adaptation (most recently from the Onion's not-satirical critical spin-off, the AV Club). Based on circulation numbers, Saint Paul Public Library patrons prefer the British version, but maybe, however you feel about British TV in general, just maaaaybe, it'd be worth giving Elementary a shot, too.
Gillian Anderson returns to the world of criminal justice, only this time she's British and there are no aliens, government conspiracies or Cigarette-Smoking Men. As with most modern British detective series, this one is pretty gritty.