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Season 5 starts downturn,
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This review is from: The A-Team - Season Five, The Final Season (DVD)
Season 5 is a shadow of the first 4 seasons by far. By Season 5, the presense of Mr. T is barely seen in each episode; one can only guess that his part in the show was cut down significantly by 1986. In truth, the true star of the show in this and in Season 4 was Dwight Shultz, whose character of H.M. Murdock truly took center stage in over half of the episodes. Season 5 seems to have been specificaly written for him. The shows lost most of their comedic appeal by 1986-87, and became more spy/espionage thrillers than "Soldiers of Fortune" chronicles. The initial trilogy of the pilot episode of this season was excellent, finally giving the history of The A-Team in detail, and including Murdock as a part of the Team. A good watch for nostalgia buffs, even if it only lasted 13 episodes; I guess the machine gun/tech craze of the early to mid 80's was dying out by now.... The change to the Main Theme song was at the same time cool but uncool, as the opening trademark dialogue "In 1972..." was missed.
RIP George Peppard.......still one of the coolest men who ever lived.