If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and
if you find them, maybe you can hire The A-Team!
The A-team is one of those show that I grew up watching
and loving. While today's audiences might not see the humour
and bravado that the show possesses, it still holds up today
as an entertaining show that, unfortunately, got stuck in
a formula that worked yet got really, really repetitive
by the show's 5th and final season.
Season 3 is the premiere season of the five. This is
where the show finally hits its stride with numerous great
episodes and the formula is perfected because of the strong
writing each episode had. What really makes this season
click, though, is the chemistry that the entire cast shares.
While the cast did gel right away back in season 1, there's
now a sense of comfort and comradery that the cast shares.
Principle among them is the vibrant and hilarious chemistry
between Murdock (Dwight Schultz) and B.A. Baracus (Mr. T)
who trade barbs and anecdotes in each episodes. All the
while, George Peppard anchors the cast as their leader and
resident plan maker. It's a great season with awesome episodes
like the season kick off "Bullets and Bikinis"
and one of my personal favorites "Timber", in
which the team go logging for bad guy's.
The only downfall is that the repetition of the show
does start to show. The A-team kicks butt, then get beat
back and then come up with a sweet plan with even sweeter
music by Mike Post and then they rule the day. It works
for 4 seasons and is best here, in this season but the cracks
are starting to show.
But still, you can’t beat awesome exchanges like this
(from episode 19, “Moving Targets” ***
Face: “Knock Knock.” Murdock: “Who’s there?” B.A.:
“Us” Murdock: “Us Who?” B.A.: “Us who going to know you
out, fool!” ***
I love it when a DVD set comes together. ***
Image and Sound:
The DVD set employs the usual broadcast quality that
80s DVD sets seem to constantly receive but the quality
is a noticeable set up from seasons 1 and 2. The sound has
a few cracks in it and sounds a bit hollow and mono at times
but it does the job and the explosions and booming theme
song sound great on any quality setup.