Archer - 2009-Current (Not Rated)

Archer: The Complete Season One - 2009-2010 (Not Rated)

Year(s) Aired: 2009-2010
Year of DVD Release: 2010
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 240 minutes
Format(s): DVD (2 discs)
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)

From Back Cover:

"Clever and Flat-out Funny."
-New York Daily News

Suave secret agent Sterling Archer is the world' most dangerous spy, but political intrigue and global crises are nothing compared to the sexual tension and human resources crises at the intelligence agency where he works. Archer must deal with his overbearing, oversexed mother - who is also his boss - and his femme fatale ex-girlfriend who seems to be sleeping with everyone except him. Embezzlement, mind control, hangovers and demented double crossings - they're all in a day's work in this outrageously raunchy animated comedy.

Episode Summary: (From

(Disc 1) Episode 1: Mole Hunt
Archer goes to great lengths to cover up discrepancies in his ISIS expense account as he attempts to access the agency's mainframe computer. Cyril and Lana's Friday night dinner date is interrupted by work.

(Disc 1) Episode 2: Training Day
Lana's residual lust for Archer prompts Malory to promote Cyril to field agent. Archer then trains his new competition as only he can, whilst Malory frets over her own past and her son's future.

(Disc 1) Episode 3: Diversity Hire
A new field agent makes a splash at ISIS, but Archer and Lana suspect there may be something all too perfect about their new diversity hire.

(Disc 1) Episode 4: Killing Utne
Malory hosts a dinner party for the UN intelligence chairman, Torvald Utne, in an effort to get a new weapons contract for ISIS. Unfortunately, a group of rival assassins have targeted Mr. Utne for elimination.

(Disc 1) Episode 5: Honeypot
Malory's career is threatened when a sensitive videotape falls into the hands of a rogue (and roguish) Cuban agent, so she calls on Archer's expertise in seduction to turn the tables on her blackmailer.

(Disc 2) Episode 6: Skorpio
Archer must rescue Lana from the clutches of Skorpio, the infamous arms dealer. Meanwhile, Cyril fears not only for his girlfriend's life, but her succumbing to the seductive nature of Archer's heroics.

(Disc 2) Episode 7: Skytanic
When a bomb threat jeopardizes the maiden voyage of the luxury airship Excelsior, Archer and the ISIS crew must battle the clock (and each other) to avert disaster.

(Disc 2) Episode 8: The Rock
After ISIS loses yet another lucrative contract to rival agency ODIN, Malory assigns Archer and Lana to embarrass ODIN by stealing a priceless diamond from their biggest client.

(Disc 2) Episode 9: Job Offer
When Archer takes a higher-paying job at rival agency ODIN, Malory will stop at nothing to get him back.

(Disc 2) Episode 10: Dial M For Mother
Questions about the identity of Archer's real father lead him into a perilous trap... and an explosive confrontation with Malory.

My Comments:

Don't let the fact that this is animated fool you: This is not family friendly. It is hilarious and irreverent and crude.

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Archer: The Complete Season Two - 2010-2011 (Not Rated)

Year(s) Aired: 2010-2011
Year of DVD Release: 2011
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 312 minutes
Format(s): DVD (2 discs)
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)

From Back Cover:


Sterling Archer, the world's most dangerous spy, and his snarky ISIS cohorts are back for another outrageously raunchy season of international espionage and hilarious interoffice intigue! When h's not busy foiling ecoterrorist threats, tracking down mysterious killers, or having sex in X-ray machines, the suave master-spy has his hands full with bikini-clad ninjas, Swiss nymphomaniacs and paternity suits. Archer searches for the true identity of his father, battles breast cancer and brings a sexy, ex-KGB agent home to meet his domineering mother. It's all in a day's work for this man of mystery in this uproariously edgy animated farce.

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(Disc 1) Episode 1: Swiss Miss
In yet another attempt to secure funding for ISIS, Malory drags her agents to the luxury winter resort town of Gstaad to protect a Swiss billionaire's daughter from a kidnapping threat. But Archer soon finds out the real threat is his protectee: an underage nymphomaniac who will stop at nothing to bed the world's greatest spy.

(Disc 1) Episode 2: A Going Concern
After Malory is wiped out in a Ponzi scheme, she hatches a scheme of her own: selling ISIS to rival spy agency ODIN. Archer and the rest of the ISIS employees must use every trick in the book to try to stop the sale.

(Disc 1) Episode 3: Blood Test
Archer is in for a huge surprise when his favorite call girl, Trinette, shows up at ISIS with a subpoena in her purse.

(Disc 1) Episode 4: Pipeline Fever
While Malory tries to make ISIS a green workplace, Archer and Lana head to the Louisiana Bayou to prevent a dangerous eco-terrorist from bombing America's largest natural gas pipeline.

(Disc 1) Episode 5: The Double Deuce
When members of Woodhouse's famed WWI Royal Flying Corps squadron start dying mysteriously, he naturally suspects foul play. As does Archer, who tries to help his loyal manservant track down the killer.

(Disc 1) Episode 6: Tragical History
Tired of his colleagues constantly calling him a failure, Cyril agrees to help George Spelvin, a mysterious computer security expert, inject a virus into the ISIS mainframe so he can defeat the virus and be seen as a hero.

(Disc 1) Episode 7: Movie Star
The normal childish squabbles, sneaky backbiting, and petty jealousies at ISIS are multiplied exponentially when a famous Hollywood actress, Rona Thorne, spends a week shadowing the agents as research for an upcoming role in a spy movie.

(Disc 1) Episode 8: Stage Two
After Malory's brief scare with breast cancer, another ISIS agent decides to be tested for the disease, with a tragic result.

(Disc 2) Episode 9: Placebo Effect
When Archer discovers the chemotherapy drugs he's been taking for his breast cancer are counterfeit, he sets out to destroy the criminals behind the scheme.

(Disc 2) Episode 10: El Secuestro
ISIS goes into full lockdown after Pam is abducted by kidnappers. Wait, Pam? Yes, but the kidnappers were really after Cheryl/Carol. Wait, Cheryl/Carol? Yes, because Cheryl/Carol isn't quite who she appears to be.

(Disc 2) Episode 11: Jeu Monegasque
Archer, Malory, Lana, and Ray travel to Monaco during Gran Prix week to make an expensive trade for a secret disk. Archer is given to hold the $4 million in untraceable bearer bonds, but Lana and Ray aren't sure he can be trusted with them. Meanwhile, back at ISIS headquarters, Cyril finds out that Malory took all the money from everyone's 401Ks to pay for the trade. Everyone back at ISIS decides to find a way to get their money back, no matter how unethical.

(Disc 2) Episode 12: White Nights
Archer's search for his father's identity by going to Russia puts him in hot water as he is held prisoner by Nikolai Jackov and Malory has to ask Barry Dillon to rescue him.

(Disc 2) Episode 13: Double Trouble
After saving Archer back in Russia, Katya Kazanova goes back to the United States with Archer. However Malory and Lana are skeptical of Katya's defection to the West. The KGB labels Katya as a double agent, and all hell breaks loose in ISIS. Archer now has to fight for Katya's innocence as every ISIS agent comes after her.

My Comments:

More great humor.

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Archer: The Complete Season Three - 2011-2012 (Not Rated)

Year(s) Aired: 2011-2012
Year of DVD Release: 2012
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 312 minutes
Format(s): DVD (2 discs)
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)

From Back Cover:

"Sterling Archer is the world's greatest secret agent."
-Sterling Archer

Join suave master spy Sterling Archer and his team at ISIS for another hilarious season of over-sexed, hard-drinking insanity and espionage!

With a crisis brewing abroad the international space station, Earth may be doomed, but the world's most dangerous secret agenthas bigger worries. Archer's dead fiancee returns to life as a cyborg. His nemesis, Bionic Barry, takes over the KGB, and Archer's mother has steamy affairs with both the Italian prime minister and Archer's man-crush. Packed with outrageous operations and irreverent intrigue, Season Three comes armed to the teeth with exclusive, highly classified animated extras.


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(Disc 1) Episode 1: Heart of Archness: Part I
Archer is still reeling from the death of his fiancée by taking a siesta to an island in the South Pacific. Malory, needing Archer back, sends noted adventurer Rick Riley to retrieve Archer and escort him back to Isis. Archer refuses until he's dragged out.

(Disc 1) Episode 2: Heart of Archness: Part II
Archer finally agrees to head back to Isis. Unfortunately as he boards Riley's plane to head back, their plane is attacked by pirates and they soon find themselves on an island run by pirates, and Archer is crowned their new pirate king.

(Disc 1) Episode 3: Heart of Archness: Part III
Malory finally sends Lana and Ray to get Archer back. But Archer has quickly settled into his new role as king of the pirates. But Archer and Rick soon go from leading the pirates to being their prisoner, and Malory must negotiate for Archer's freedom.

(Disc 1) Episode 4: The Man from Jupiter
Archer is stunned to learn that his mother is dating his man crush - Burt Reynolds. As Archer and Burt bond, they soon discover that they have more in common than once thought, while Archer has to defend the rest of the crew after his carelessness gets them in trouble with a ruthless gang of Cuban drug lords.

(Disc 1) Episode 5: El Contador
Cyril is promoted to field agent just as the Isis crew is called to bring in the bounty on a South American drug lord - Armando Calzado. But Cyril's incompetence gets him lost and Archer and Lana thrown in jail and they have become a target for Calzado to hunt. Meanwhile, the rest of the Isis crew is ordered by Malory to take a drug test, and uses an experimental detox cure from Krieger with predictably disastrous results.

(Disc 1) Episode 6: The Limited
The Isis crew is ordered to transport a dangerous terrorist across the border to Canada. A drunken Archer wants to fulfill his lifelong dream of fighting a bunch of random guys on the top of a speeding train. Meanwhile, the rest of the Isis crew boards against Malory's orders on Cheryl's private cars.

(Disc 1) Episode 7: Drift Problem
For Archer's birthday, Malory and the Isis crew surprise him with a souped up Dodge Challenger, complete with all the latest high tech gear. Unfortunately Archer turns his back for one second and the car's gone. Archer and Lana soon head to the underground of New York City's street racing scene to get the car back.

(Disc 1) Episode 8: Lo Scandalo
Archer and Lana are called over to Malory's apartment on what was supposed to be an off night for the Isis crew. There, they are shocked to discover what appears to be a dead body, some foreplay, and a few random gun shots. As they put together the pieces of the mystery, they soon discover that there's more to this story than meets the eye, and does Archer have enough spaghetti and meatballs for everybody? And what is underneath Malory's trench coat?

(Disc 2) Episode 9: Bloody Ferlin
The Isis crew travels to West Virginia to help Ray and his brother save their crop from a crooked Sheriff. Meanwhile, Archer discovers that Ray has been faking his paralysis.

(Disc 2) Episode 10: Crossing Over
After a wild night involving Archer hitting on the widow of a deceased Isis agent and some heavy drinking, Archer wakes up in his apartment to discover that he's had the best sex of his life. Unfortunately, who he discovers that it was with jeopardizes his ability to perform on the job.

(Disc 2) Episode 11: Skin Game
When Archer's fiancée returns under mysterious circumstances, he immediately suspects that his arch rival Barry is behind it, and soon begins to plot against them both.

(Disc 2) Episode 12: Space Race: Part I
The Isis staff is called by NASA to stop the international space station from being taken over by space pirates. During training, Cyril proves to be a more than adequate pilot, while Malory attempts to make drinks in low gravity, and Lana has an unusually weak stomach.

(Disc 2) Episode 13: Space Race: Part II
Once on board the international space station, Archer and the Isis crew have very little time to save the crew on board from being taken over by space pirates, but an even sinister motive looks to make things even worse for Archer and Isis.

My Comments:

Just as great as the previous seasons.

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Archer: The Complete Season Four - 2012-2013 (Not Rated)

Year(s) Aired: 2012-2013
Year of DVD Release: 2013
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 286 minutes
Format(s): DVD (2 discs)
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)

From Back Cover:

-Mike LeChevallier, Slant Magazine

Travel the globe on a hilarious mission of international intrigue with Sterling Archer, the world's greatest spy, and his fellow agents as they embark on another season of cocktails, carousing, and animated awesomeness! Follow the ISIS team from the mysterious Bermuda Triangle all the way to the Vatican, as they bicker, backstab, and blast their way through assassination plots, an ill-advised marriage, an unexpected pregnancy, and a venomous snake bite in a very, very bad place! Packed with terrorist threats, sexual shenanigans, and all things inappropriate, Archer Season Four comes fully loaded with outrageous top-secret extras.

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(Disc 1) Episode 1: Fugue and Riffs
Archer is working at a burger shop, but can't remember any of the events that led to him working there. Fortunately, Malory takes the Isis crew to a luxury spa and Lana helps Archer cure his amnesia.

(Disc 1) Episode 2: The Wind Cries Mary
Archer and his former best friend are holed up in the Vermont wilderness, fighting hard to come out on top.

(Disc 1) Episode 3: Legs
Archer's fear of cyborgs hits home when Krieger offers to make robotic legs for Gillette.

(Disc 1) Episode 4: Midnight Ron
The beginning of beautiful hatred between Archer and his new stepfather plays out as the two are chased by gangsters.

(Disc 1) Episode 5: Viscous Coupling
With Barry stuck in space, Archer's former fiancée Katya, who is now living as a cyborg herself, seeks Archer's help in getting Barry returned to earth. But as manipulative as Archer is, he has other plans in mind.

(Disc 1) Episode 6: Once Bitten
While accompanied by Cyril and Ray on a mission in Turkmenistan, Archer comes in contact with a venomous snake with hallucinogenic repercussions. Meanwhile back at ISIS tensions come to a head between Lana and Malory.

(Disc 1) Episode 7: Live and Let Dine
The Isis crew takes on an undercover mission working as the wait and bus staff for a celebrity chef. There, they try to save an ambassador from being murdered, while Archer takes on a job as a cook working for the nightmarish head chef and discovers he's a natural.

(Disc 2) Episode 8: Coyote Lovely
The Isis crew heads to the Mexican border to save a coyote, but Archer and Lana soon find themselves being smuggled over the border with an immigrant family.

(Disc 2) Episode 9: The Honeymooners
Archer and Lana go undercover as husband and wife while staying in a luxurious penthouse in New York's high rent district. But tensions between the two soon become as intense as if they actually were a real married couple. Meanwhile, the rest of the Isis crew decides to eavesdrop on the "newlyweds".

(Disc 2) Episode 10: Un Chien Tangerine
Archer and Lana head to Morocco to save a member of Isis' canine unit, but soon get themselves in deep dog doo doo.

(Disc 2) Episode 11: The Papal Chase
The Isis crew heads to the Vatican to stop an assassination attempt on the Pope. Archer attempts to use Woodhouse as a decoy, while Archer and Pam pose as a priest and a nun.

(Disc 2) Episode 12: Sea Tunt: Part I
The Isis crew heads deep into the Bermuda Triangle to save an underwater sea laboratory from its' deranged leader, thanks to the help of Cheryl's dim-witted brother and his equally dim-witted fiancée, who drive Cheryl crazier than usual.

(Disc 2) Episode 13: Sea Tunt: Part II
Once on board the underwater laboratory, the Isis crew find they have very little time to rescue the lab from its' deranged captain. But of course, the Isis crew's conflicts and Archer's recklessly impulsive tendencies don't exactly help things.

My Comments:

Still funny as hell.

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