Archer: Danger Island (2018)



Critic Consensus: Though long-time fans may be frustrated by this slim diversion from Archer's main narrative, Danger Island gleefully colors outside the lines of 1930s serial tropes while incorporating many of the series' treasured jokes into a self-contained story.


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Air date: Apr 25, 2018
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Archer: Danger Island is an animated, half-hour comedy that centers on the 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, Sterling must navigate quicksand, cannibals, super-intelligent monkeys, poison darts, pirates, and did we mention quicksand? Welcome to the mysterious and deadly world of Archer: Danger Island.


H. Jon Benjamin
as Sterling Archer
Aisha Tyler
as Agent Lana Kane
Chris Parnell
as Cyril Figgis
Judy Greer
as Cheryl
George Coe
as Woodhouse
Adam Reed
as Ray Gillette
Dave Willis
as Barry Dylan
Ona Grauer
as Katya Kazanova
Ron Leibman
as Ron Cadillac
Jeffrey Tambor
as Len Trexler
Coby Bell
as Conway Stern
Flula Borg
as Gunter Ziegler
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Archer remains the same terrific spoof it's always been, even as it shifts from a spy satire to a jokey, adventure homage.

Apr 20, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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It's always exciting to see a show return to form. Luckily we didn't have to wait long.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

In a way this sort of satire makes sense, because this was always meant to poke fun at all those spy movies, a good many of them taking place in exotic locales. But fans are still left waiting for their hero to wake up.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Funny as some of the one liners and non sequiturs are, Danger Island feels remarkably light and inessential in the grand scheme of things.

Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…

It's every bit as bonkers as it sounds. And Archer is still as clever as ever.

Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Nothing signifies the weird swerve Adam Reed and company are doing with this season of Archer better than Crackers The Macaw, the latest addition to the show's cast of consistently dysfunctional characters.

Apr 26, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The bona fide Archer is still in bed, though we can only presume that much. The new season doesn't even bother checking in with him before it's off and running in its own fantasy.

Apr 26, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Danger Island is a follow-up spring break in Miami. There's still pleasures to be had, but it's all a bit hollow...undercutting of all prior narrative stakes is very Archer, but it's also a little disappointing for those looking for any resolution.

Apr 24, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Even though fans can recognize Archer's developed friendship with Pam (Amber Nash), little is built up besides islander Archer fan-fiction.

Apr 23, 2018 | Rating: 4.8/10 | Full Review…

The folks behind Archer are rightly confident in their ability to meld the show's sensibilities to these new environs.

Apr 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Archer: Danger Island

It's sad that people express their discontent with stars, causing the popcorn to spill. Spilling popcorn is not cool, people. And for what it's worth, I already know that I'll be re-watching the existing episodes of Archer for many years to come. And I really hope that we will get at least one season of Archer being awake before the show is done. Archer has spent two seasons philosophically observing everyone he knows in different settings. I'm waiting for him to come-back super-knowledgable about everyone's dark secrets, because of course his dream perceptions of everyone will turn out to be spot-on :D

I LOVE Archer. I've seen each episode at least 10 times, and can quote more lines than I care to admit. That being said, I am highly disappointed with this most recent season. I watched each episode with a wince on my face because of what the writers did to my favorite characters. Archer has done some pretty outlandish things and have switched things up significantly, but until Danger Island, it's always felt like Archer. This is the first time Archer didn't feel like Archer. I feel this way so heavily, in fact, that if I had not seen the previous seasons whilst watching season 9, I would not say that I liked the show and would not want to watch any more of it, which is heartbreaking given my love for Archer. They have proven that they can still make Archer great while not being stuck in the confines of working at ISIS (first three episodes of season 3, all of season 5, all of season 7, and season 8, to a lesser extent however), but this is because the characters still felt like themselves. Malory is a strong intimidating and powerful woman and mother, and those under her have reasons to fear her. In season 8, though she wasn't working as the head of ISIS, nor was she (technically) Sterling's mother, she was still the same person. In Danger Island, she played a very minimal role, and her character was completely wasted on trying to make Cheryl a prostitute, until she switched her interest onto something much more important: looking for a bar. Malory is a smart person, but they made her a bumbling idiot who asks "is there a bar?" upon finding the idol. I am so profoundly disappointed and saddened by what happened to her. And it's not just Malory. Nobody feels like themselves, not even Archer, who is supposed to be the star of the show (hence the very name of the show). Archer is usually hilarious, constantly coming up with new running gags and when they repeated a reoccurring joke, it was funny and it felt like it belonged. In Danger Island though, whenever it used a joke from seasons past, it just felt wrong, like it was recycled material and they couldn't be bothered to come up with anything better...except for the comic masterpiece of the line: "shut up bird". "Shut up bird" is a line that was slightly amusing the first time, but as they said it more and more, it hurt even more each time they dropped the unfunny burn. And when watching the sneak peak for Season 10, I crossed all of my fingers and prayed that they would be returning to the Golden Age of Archer...and upon seeing what it would be, my heart sank to unimaginable depths because I knew that the season to come would be exactly like the train wreck that was Danger Island. Again, I love Archer with a passion, but I am beyond disappointed and saddened by what it has become.

I've been a die hard Archer fan since the beginning. Seasons 1-3 are funniest. I'm not sure what happened in seasons 8 and 9: they're simply not funny. It's as though the writers intentionally tried to avoid making the viewers laugh.

Worst season of archer ever, horrible writing, bad jokes, and week characters. Did all the previous writing staff leave?

Not sure why they doubled down on the alternative storyline concept, which didn't work work for Dreamland and now certainly didn't work for Danger Island either. It just feels like they've lost what made the original show so good. I laughed probably once the entire season and it was only a chuckle.

All these "new-old" characters got old after e few episodes season 8. Now they've continued with new ones. I thought they'd learn from Indiana Jones that Germans aren't funny-funny any longer? Apparently not. Season 9 was a big kick in the balls for me. I'd been looking forward to it.

It seems like a season created purely to stall from the original narrative continuing.. contrived, more of the same and kind of boring. Won’t be watching season 10. Straw that broke the (bored) camels back

Very subpar season for Archer standards. Some classic Archer fun moments, scattered in a pile of medicrity.

The season's plot seemed based on some random strand. With little to no connection to any previous season's storyline, it was difficult to get fully engaged because the plot seemed so contrived. The characters we've come to enjoy were the one aspect that made this particular season bearable. Overall, I found it unfortunately disappointing.

MAN dont end it carry on and make new joke bring him back from comma and watch everything come back #Fxsavearcher as soon as they said maybe no more archer that when ppl go wow whats the point then changing it all the way to the end like nah go back carry on wooodhouse passes away well archers in comma boom theres that now for new stuffsee story and create new conflict like umm idk in Canada, Europe , and may be add some new ppl to shows and dont just shun every character maybe even find his real dad like im sorry 22 years old with just my high school and yet took me 30 mins to find that link find this page and then start this rant and in that moment gave you this creative stuff #archer maybe as writers you should listen to your fans and also we should be making as fans a fx protest page that gives them a reason they cant ignore plus heres a idea find a better sales rep that can organize making archer t shits that you can walk in store and get NOT EXCLUSIVE AND ON WEB AND BACK PAGE SHIT your a franchise then why the fuck dont i have a archer phone case or fuck even a spy board game AND IM SORRY BUT BRING BACK PHRASING just my opinion right here stop turning down what we love to give us something youve been dieing to do hears idea bring arch to a new show real archer and combine to shows have them cross do your mystery world with the new show and bring archer back have him explain he wants to do something like back pack the world or something with some guys from his private and not witny like new maybe kid who also go picked ong has same dream to travel and theres his reason for go to both shows or do it to carry on like to say most ppl's fav show is up in the air nah im sorry get brain storming or you wont have anyone watching your SHOWS no one wants to watch bobs burgers everyday man i still watch archer ever day rick and morty take to fucking long for them to get that together and there ruining that show to we want stuff to watch with the storys we love learn to love what your fans love

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