Much like episodes of the animated show they collect, the recent seasonal sets for Archerare not as good as the earlier ones. But if, like me, you continue to be a fan of this weird and wild show, you’ll still enjoy the DVD version of Archer: Danger Island: The Complete Season Nine.
As someone who prefers physical media over digital, and do so because the former usually offers better quality than the latter, I find it disheartening that so many content providers are not only discontinuing the former, but also dialing back on the quality of their physical releases. The latest example of which is Archer The Complete Season Seven, which is only available on DVD, not Blu-ray, and also doesn’t have the kind of extras that fans of the show might want.
For me, Sunday evening’s TV used to be all about watching the cartoons on Fox: The Simpsons, Family Guy, and so on. But while the network may have neutered the night by adding such non-animated shows as Brooklyn 99 and Last Man On Earth to the schedule, Zen Studios are bringing “Animation Domination” back with the Ball Of Glory pack for Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX 2 (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, Vita, iOS, Android, Amazon), which features tables inspired by Archer, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, and American Dad. Though after playing all four, it’s clear you’ll want to play them more than one night a week.
The bastard child of James Bond and Space Ghost: Coast To Coast, the animated workplace sitcom Archer presents the misadventures of a self-involved and dimwitted spy and his equally screwed up coworkers. It is, quite frankly, one of the weirdest and funniest shows on television right now. But if you’ve never seen it, Archer: The Complete Season Four — which Fox Home Video has just issued on DVD and Blu-ray — is not the place to start, you’ll just be lost. Once you catch up, though…