Archer: Season 1
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Episodes on disc one:
- Mole Hunt
- Training Day
- Diversity Hire
- Killing Utne
- The Rock
- Dial M for Mother
- Original Unaired Pilot
- The League Pilot Episode
- Unaired Network Promo
- The Making Of Archer: 3D
- The Making Of Archer: Animation
- The Making Of Archer: Art Direction
- The Making Of Archer: Backgrounds
- The Making Of Archer: Illustration
- The Making Of Archer: Storyboards
- Deleted Scenes
- Louie Pilot Episode
Top Customer Reviews
Archer is a wonderfully absurdist frolic for strictly adult audiences. Fundamentally this show is a giant spoof of 1960s spy thrillers; a spoof made for decidedly 21st century sensibilities. It's the show Get Smart would have been had all the characters been perpetually high on crystal meth.
In fact, the characters on Archer are all selfish, petty, and utterly and completely venal: the three great ingredients from which comedy is made. They seem to think and act more like deranged adolescents than grown-ups. Deranged adolescents with access to firearms. Add all this together and you get some idea of the flavor of the show. Archer is very much in the spirit of the original Williams Street adult swim cartoons, but is never merely derivative of them. Which of course is exactly what you'd expect, given that this show is produced by Adam Reed, whose previous producing and directing credits include both Sealab 2021 and Frisky Dingo. Indeed, Reed's voice credits go all the way back to the original Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
But while a similar sense of humor can be found throughout, Archer definitely has a flair all of its own. Visually it has kind of a pseudo-realist "ligne claire" (clear line) style that matches perfectly with the creatively anachronistic world the characters inhabit. Cell phones and other contemporary technologies may abound, but jet-age fashions still prevail, and the KGB and the Soviet Union remain major adversaries.Read more ›
But none of that matters. What matters is the way the characters are hilariously brought to life through the exceptional dialog and voice acting, much of which is ad-libbed. The timing, so important to...("to what?" "First of all...") to comedy, borders on miraculous.
Never mind, forget all that pedantic nonsense. This is simply the funniest damn show I have ever seen, and if you are 18 or older you must buy it now. Go!
It's crude, politically incorrect and just plain wrong. And so funny.
This show is NOT for everyone. If you are easily offended, move along. It's humor essentially revolves around skewering everything under the sun. Also, although it's a cartoon, it deals with a lot of adult stuff with little regard for whom or what they target.
I would highly recommend watching an episode or two to see if you love or hate this show. I loved it. Besides, where else can you hear the star of a show exclaim, "She is like the Pelé of a*** s*x."
This is basically a show about selfish sociopaths without any real self awareness. The characters are pretty one dimensional, but are in such a way that makes them fun to watch being put into situations they really cannot handle, rather than expecting character growth. It sounds boring a first, but it's a benefit of the writing that everything stays fresh even after so many episodes featuring character does thing. The show also has its own baked in memes, but it also has fun with it in a way that's not just straight winking and pandering.
The show very much looks like something you'd see on the Adult Swim animation block, which makes sense as several key players on the show cut their teeth there. So the actual show animation isn't going to impress. But the art style does have sort of a faux abbreviated realism style that also draws sources from pulp noir. It's quite an interesting look, and more than makes up for the general lack of actual animation.
Special mention goes to the voice cast. H. Jon Benjamin is generally good no matter what he's in, even if he generally does the same voice. He's just very good at delivery and inflection. The rest of the cast bring a significant amount of life to their characters. And even though the cast consists mostly of caricatures, there's still a lot of love put into the characters performances. This is a really nice show for burgeoning voice actors that watch, since it's a great example of good emergent voice acting taking something good and making it great.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the series but had not seen season 1 until purchasing this set. I was not disappointed. Great series, great fun!Published 3 days ago by History Nut
Hilariously fresh by mashing up all of our American pre- and post Cold War angst, arrogance, hang ups, and archetypes in to a non-stop stream of well-timed burns and zingers admist... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul A Martin
This is a very funny show..its fast paced witty an it always leaves me wanting more..2 thumbs way the hell upPublished 1 month ago by Dee
Fun & entertaining adult cartoon... why is it not on Prime anymore?Published 1 month ago by spikeysmomma
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