So for one thing, the show shows Archer checking his expense account and him constantly getting yelled at for all the crazy things he expenses like prostitutes and gambling. Whereas, I feel like, in James Bond, you don't see parts like that that make would make it seem more real. I also find it comical that Archer works for his mother more so in a family business setting and not some sort of agency. So instead of this upscale, well-composed super-spy, we get this kind of oblivious, dull version of a spy which I think adds to the comedy. I will say he does have the classical inflated egog habits, and inability to take help that I would say the cliché spy would have.
Other than Archer, I think the other characters are also just as outrageous and interesting. I think Pam is hilarious because she's the mild-mannered woman from HR, but then on the weekend, she's a whole other person sleeping around, drinking, gambling. Then there's Cheryl who I also like because she has this weird obsession with fire and commits all this arson. The mad scientist, Krieger, is a hoot because he just does random things like cloning people and playing around with radiation. Lastly, I think the mom's dynamic with Archer is funny because he's essentially doing what she did and is like her in many ways, yet hates her at the same time. As you might be able to tell, I'm a huge fan of chaos and destructiveness.
In conclusion, I love how this show depicts spies in a satirical way than we typically know spy tv/movies to be. The characters all have these super weird yet funny personalities that I think make the show super different and make for a great laugh. I just finished watching the episode where the voice actress of the mother changes, so I'm curious to see where they'll take things! Have you seen Archer yet? Let me know what you think!