Are These the Best TV Shows of the 80’s?
Rolling Stone recently asked readers to chime in with their favorite TV shows of the 80's. After spending some time checking out the top 10, I was surprised with a couple that made the list but not necessarily upset with said shows.
Was Hill Street Blues that big of a deal? Apparently. Maybe it was just before my time. I do vaguely remember it being on and the theme song (which believe it or not, was a hit on the radio shot me right back to kindergarten days.
Seeing Cheers at the top of the list was cool. What a phenomenal show that pretty much anyone could get into and enjoy. I mean, who didn't/doesn't like Cheers? The characters were all their own people.
#4 however, probably my favorite show of all time. Married With Children made me laugh hysterically every Sunday night. The Bundy's and their dysfunctional family escapades were priceless. A moody shoe-salesman with a lazy wife and kids is a synopsis of this show that was once the longest running TV sitcom in history, running from '87-'97, until another dysfunctional family took over the title. They're called The Simpsons, and they're still going after 26 years.
Here's the full list.
1. "Cheers", 1982-1993
2. "Miami Vice", 1984-1990
3. "Hill Street Blues", 1981-1987
4. "Married with Children", 1987-1997
5. "The Wonder Years", 1988-1993
6. "Alf", 1986-1990
7. "The A-Team", 1983-1987
8. "Family Ties", 1982-1989
9. "Moonlighting", 1985-1989
10. "Night Court", 1984-1992
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