A-Team Ratings

Personal preference only, based on how often I was engaged with the episode, how many times I cringed, and how soon I just wanted it to end. I paid no attention to the writers, teleplay writers, or directors when rating the episodes, so their averages are based solely on the episode scores. See if you agree ;)


Episodes rating 5 (Excellent)

Children of Jamestown; A Small and Deadly War; Black Day at Bad Rock; The Out-of-Towners; A Nice Place to Visit; Diamonds 'n' Dust; The Only Church in Town; When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?; Labor Pains; Water, Water Everywhere; Steel; The Maltese Cow; In Plane Sight; Say It With Bullets; Chopping Spree; Semi-Friendly Persuasion; Timber!; Hot Styles; Incident at Crystal Lake; The Sound of Thunder; Trial by Fire - The Court Martial (Part 2); Firing Line - The Court Martial (Part 3); The Theory of Revolution; Family Reunion; Point of No Return; Without Reservations


Episodes rating 4 (Good)

The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas; Holiday in the Hills; One More Time; The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing; Recipe for Heavy Bread; Bad Time on the Border; The Taxicab Wars; There's Always a Catch; The White Ballot; The Battle of Bel Air; Pure-Dee Poison; It's a Desert Out There; Deadly Maneuvers; Bullets and Bikinis; Fire; Double Heat; The Island; Cup A' Joe; Skins; Road Games; Moving Targets; Knights of the Road; Beverly Hills Assault; Judgment Day; Lease with an Option to Die; The A-Team Is Coming, the A-Team Is Coming; A Little Town With an Accent; Dishpan Man - The Court Martial (Part 1); Alive at Five


Episodes rating 3 (Okay)

Mexican Slayride; Pros and Cons; West Coast Turnaround; Till Death Do Us Part; Harder Than It Looks; The Bend in the River; Trouble on Wheels; Sheriffs of Rivertown; The Bells of St. Mary's; Breakout!; The Big Squeeze; Champ!; Waste 'Em!; Bounty; Trouble Brewing; Where Is the Monster When You Need Him?; The Road to Hope; Blood, Sweat, and Cheers; The Doctor Is Out; Waiting for Insane Wayne; The Duke of Whispering Pines; Beneath the Surface; Mission of Peace; Quarterback Sneak; The Say UNCLE Affair; The Spy Who Mugged Me


Episodes rating 2 (Meh)

Curtain Call; Showdown!; The Heart of Rock N' Roll; Body Slam; There Goes the Neighborhood; Members Only; The Trouble with Harry; The Grey Team


Episodes rating 1 (BAD)

Mind Games; Uncle Buckle-Up; Wheel of Fortune; Cowboy George; The Crystal Skull


Writers' ratings

Burt Pearl -- 5; Sidney Ellis -- 5; Steven L. Sears -- 5; Patrick Hasburgh -- 4.67; Jeff Ray -- 4.5; Richard Christian Matheson & Thomas Szollosi -- 4.25; Stephen Katz -- 4.17; Allan Cole & Chris Bunch -- 4; Bruce Cervi -- 4; Dennis O'Keefe III -- 4; Steve Beers -- 4; Burt Pearl & Steven L. Sears -- 3.75; Mark Jones -- 3.71; Frank Lupo & Stephen J. Cannell -- 3.5; Paul Birnbaum -- 3.33; Tom Blomquist -- 3.33; Babs Greyhosky -- 3.29; Stephen J. Cannell -- 3.09; Danny Lee Cole -- 3; Jayne C. Ehrlich -- 3; Lloyd J. Schwartz -- 3; Mark Jones & Stephen Katz -- 3; Terry D. Nelson -- 3; Bill Nuss -- 2.56; Milt Rosen -- 2


Teleplay Writers' ratings (different from original writers)

Jo Swerling, Jr. & Sidney Ellis -- 5; Frank Lupo & Patrick Hasburgh -- 4; Danny Lee Cole -- 3; Stephen J. Cannell & Patrick Hasburgh -- 3


Directors' ratings

Bob Bralver -- 5; Christian I. Nyby II -- 5; Chuck Bowman -- 5; James Darren -- 5; John Peter Kousakis -- 5; Les Sheldon -- 5; Bernard McEveety -- 4.5; Gilbert M. Shilton -- 4.33; Ron Satlof -- 4.2; Bruce Kessler -- 4; Mike Vejar -- 4; Sidney Hayers -- 3.8; Dennis Donnelly -- 3.62; Craig R. Baxley -- 3.56; Tony Mordente -- 3.5; Arnold Laven -- 3.33; David Hemmings -- 3.25; Michael O'Herlihy -- 3.11; Guy Magar -- 3; Ivan Dixon -- 3; Rod Holcomb -- 3; James Fargo -- 2


I was actually surprised at Cannell's average as a writer. Apparently he makes a better producer. :D