Archer: Danger Island

The Complete Season Nine                   review by Bobby Blakey

After the series Archer debuted in 2009 on FX I was instantly a fan. The show was over the top and hilarious while still bringing some great twist on the spy genre. Over the years the series shifted from its format into different directions and locales before totally changing the tone all together. With season nine it changed again offering up a new story for all your familiar characters with Archer: Danger Island, but does it bring the same fun of previous seasons or will it crash and burn?

Archer: Danger Island follows semi-functioning alcoholic seaplane pilot, Sterling Archer, a lush on the lush South Pacific island of Mitimotu in 1939. While the rest of the world is concerned about the impending Second World War, Archer is only concerned with who's buying his next drink. Along with his trusty co-pilot Pam, Archer must navigate quicksand, cannibals, super-intelligent monkeys, poison darts, pirates, and did we mention quicksand? This latest arc offers up everything you hope and more with all our favorites with new positions. This whole aspect gives the writers more freedom to do new things with the characters while still keeping them in the realm of who they have always been.

The animation is as great as ever maintaining its original look and feel. I love all these characters and the story takes Archer and Pam into a direction leading them to wearing nothing but coconuts and leaves which was hilarious. There are so many laugh out loud moments here and love this new direction of the show. Clearly they are changing up the scenery again next season from the final episode and I for one cannot wait to where they are going next.

   

This release not only includes all 8 episodes of the ninth season, but bonus content including featurettes that take you behind creating this great show. Join Archer and the gang for an all-new adventure with Archer: Danger Island - The Complete Season Nine available now on DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

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