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5.0 out of 5 stars I ain't get on no plane phoo!, 12 Jan 2006
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This review is from: The A-Team: Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
Lovely presentation, I particularly like the book type box. The episodes themselves can not be faulted and since it has Mr. T in it you're bound to like it. Awesome 80's naffness galore! I particularly recommend it if you ever pull an all nighter. The only problem is, if they're such an elite squad of commandos, how come they never hit anything?
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Initial post: 9 Feb 2011 18:26:24 GMT
Keill Randor says:
Having just watched the 1st series - (got the other four on order) - I realised that the old 'lots of guns firing but no-one gets hit' mantra, at least for this series, doesn't quite hold true. I can only think of a couple of bits - (where they're being chased and never get hit, (though it is hard to shoot straight out of a moving vehicle), along with their van and its miraculously disappearing bullet-holes - (continuity!)), where it really stands out.

As for the rest of the gun-fire, it's plainly obvious to me now, as an adult, that they're merely FFE - firing-for-effect - and it's deliberate! (Lots of 'things' do get hit, just not people). (They don't want the police on their tails for murder, let alone the FBI, and say as much during the show to boot. Yep - they're good enough to use their gunfire to get everyone running around until they're in a position to be defeated without them getting hurt, (though obviously it did happen, just off camera, and used to promote an episode).

One thing I have to say, though, after watching quite a few of these old 'saturday afternoon' shows, now, is just how much of a line they manage to tread between lots of no-suffering action for the kids/young teenagers, and yet still manage to have quite mature plot lines etc. for the adults. (Airwolf is another good example - I watched the first season of that, and couldn't believe that the plot lines are as mature as they are...). I think the lack of such shows on (mainstream) tv these days is leaving a really a big, gaping hole in the schedules...
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