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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 14, 2010
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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  • Summary: The ninth season of the animated series finds Sterling as a seaplane pilot on the South Pacific island of Mitimotu in 1939.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Animation, Action & Adventure

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  1. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Apr 20, 2018
    91
    Archer remains the same terrific spoof it’s always been, even as it shifts from a spy satire to a jokey, adventure homage.
  2. Reviewed by: Alex McLevy
    Apr 24, 2018
    67
    While the mix of trivia-knowledge riffing and coarse humor still makes for a lively combo, the season also occasionally delves into extremely dark humor that doesn’t always land, including an awkward moment where an interrupted sexual assault is played for laughs.
  3. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Apr 25, 2018
    40
    It’s impossible to ignore the lack of invention and energy in Danger Island’s storytelling turns.
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  1. Jun 16, 2018
    7
    I've seen a lot of negative reviews for this season Danger Island, but I wouldn't say this was a bad one. I personally don't think there areI've seen a lot of negative reviews for this season Danger Island, but I wouldn't say this was a bad one. I personally don't think there are any bad, or even weak, seasons of Archer. The show ranges from great to just okay, and Danger Island was just okay. More specifically, the first five episodes are okay and the last three are great.

    This is the second "coma dream" episode where all the characters are reimagined in a new context. Here Archer and company are all set on a 1940's French-occupied tropical island. The new setting idea played very well last season with the delightfully twisty Dream Land. However Danger Island is far more basic. The actual main plot, a search for a hidden idol isn't half bad. (Plus, trust me, you're never going to guess what the idol really is.) However, all the subplots tend to fall flat. It seemed that the writers didn't know how to proceed, especially surprising considering how well-thought out Dream Land was. What hurts the show the most is that the characters are split up. A lot of the show's strength comes from the their dysfunctional but witty back-and-forth dialogue, which just isn't available in the first five episodes. Plus, Pam and Archer spend a little too much time together for their story-line and they fight so much that it gets a little tedious. However, this all changes in the last three episodes. The characters end up all in the same place and the dialogue starts firing on all cylinders again.

    Now like I said, the show is okay. The first five episodes aren't a wash. There are good jokes strewn throughout. The decision to make Krieger a talking parrot was a stroke of genius. Also, the island they're on looks great. Definitely the best animated season.

    Ultimately, I still think this is worth your time.

    P.S. I did really like the finale but prepare for it to end rather abruptly without much wrap-up.
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  2. May 22, 2018
    2
    What an unfortunate downturn for one of my very favorite shows of all time. Unlike many, I have no problem at all with the shift in setting.What an unfortunate downturn for one of my very favorite shows of all time. Unlike many, I have no problem at all with the shift in setting. In fact, last year I was quite impressed by them managing to keep the show fresh with that shift while maintaining the trademark humor and wit.

    This year the premier was the first episode in the history of Archer that didn't elicit a single genuine laugh out loud moment. The closest was a few chuckles from Krieger as a parrot but that is hardly enough to carry a show that lives and dies on its ability to deliver in the humor department.
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  3. Jun 4, 2018
    1
    Dreamland was a pretty cool diversion, but now that Season 9 is using the same plot twist to justify shifting the setting it unfortunatelyDreamland was a pretty cool diversion, but now that Season 9 is using the same plot twist to justify shifting the setting it unfortunately seems to have jumped the shark, which is a real disappointment to have to say. Expand
  4. Jun 5, 2018
    1
    The other user reviews here have been pretty spot on so I will try not to replicate their points as best as possible. This season of ArcherThe other user reviews here have been pretty spot on so I will try not to replicate their points as best as possible. This season of Archer personifies the phenomenon when actors still have time left on a contract they no longer want. Everyone seems to have phoned it in for this season. Lets face it, when voiced actors get on-screen gigs they eventually spit in the face of that which sustained them and help get them those roles. There are SO many unexplored avenues related to the characters and I can tell Archer is going to end without. Archer and Lana as a married couple living in a house together? Thousands of opportunities for humor there. Krieger embarking on a journey to find the truth about his roots and history, with the gang along to "assist" (Pam and Cheryl as stow-a-ways of course)? Easy one there to crush it with. I mean, these are the same people who did an entire episode with the cast stuck in the elevator and it was hysterical. Have em get stuck on a deserted island, trapped in a bank vault... We dont need setting, we need their interpersonal dynamics.

    My only hope is that the constant references by Archer in this season to being "immortal" is Freddy Foreshadowing an awesome season 10 that involves Archer waking up and seeking out Veronica Deane for vengeance with the group in tow and finally getting to hit the house of John Huston with a coconut. And for F--- Sakes, if season 10 is the last, make it an extended one. 160 minutes cant make a season of a show. or just stop calling them seasons and call them movies and make them better.

    or make Archer rights open-sourced so the fans can take over if youre sick of it. There is no show that has ever been like this one.
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  5. Jun 3, 2018
    0
    Desperately attempting to ride off of previous seasons genius, this show goes several episodes without a decent Archer worthy joke (the onlyDesperately attempting to ride off of previous seasons genius, this show goes several episodes without a decent Archer worthy joke (the only as of episode 3 being the Chinchillada). The show turns to graphic violence, sex jokes, and near date rape for a grueling 3 episodes (nearly an hour total, woot) before it finally was unwatchable. Poor use of characters, lack of character development, insultingly weak jokes, and mixed cliches make this as unwatchable as the Netflix companion "Pacific Heat". A sad sibling to the early seasons of Archer. Whatever you did FX, undo it. Expand
  6. May 2, 2018
    0
    Another throw away season of Archer. Not even going to bother with the rest of the season. Have the writers run out of ideas, certainly jokes.Another throw away season of Archer. Not even going to bother with the rest of the season. Have the writers run out of ideas, certainly jokes. Not even the hint of a smile during ep. 1. Remember when Archer was good? Expand

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