TV Shows I Watched in...The 80s

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1.
Those Amazing Animals (1980 TV Series)
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A show focusing on various animals both in the studio and in nature footage. (60 mins.)
 
2.
That's Incredible! (1980 TV Series)
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A collection of amazing feats of human and animal endeavor. (60 mins.)
 
3.
Flo (1980 TV Series)
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A former Arizona waitress buys a rundown Texas bar. (30 mins.)
 
4.
Too Close for Comfort (1980 TV Series)
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Jackie and Sarah Rush are two grown sisters who live in half of a duplex. Their parents, Henry and Muriel... (30 mins.)
 
5.
Enos (1980 TV Series)
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The big city adventures of Officer Enos Strate of Hazzard County. (60 mins.)
 
6.
Bosom Buddies (1980 TV Series)
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Two young single ad men must disguise themselves as women to live in the one apartment they can afford. (30 mins.)
 
7.
Magnum, P.I. (1980 TV Series)
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator. (48 mins.)
 
8.
Marie (1980 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
9.
Breaking Away (1980 TV Series)
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Four buddies live in Bloomington, Indiana, facing life as working class "cutters" in a college town. Focus is on Dave and his $1200 La Strada bike. (60 mins.)
 
10.
Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters (1980 TV Series)
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Country music-variety series starring country superstar Barbara Mandrell and her sisters, Louise and Irlene. (60 mins.)
 
11.
Hill Street Blues (1981 TV Series)
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct. (60 mins.)
 
12.
Code Red (1981 TV Series)
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The adventures of a Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief's family and crew. (60 mins.)
 
13.
Gimme a Break! (1981 TV Series)
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Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend... (30 mins.)
 
14.
Today's F.B.I. (1981 TV Series)
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The cases of the modern post-J. Edger Hoover US Federal Bureau of Investigation. (60 mins.)
 
15.
Private Benjamin (1981 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a spoiled young woman who joins the army and her friends. (30 mins.)
 
16.
Simon & Simon (1981 TV Series)
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Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency. (60 mins.)
 
17.
The Greatest American Hero (1981 TV Series)
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A teacher is asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with powers he can barely understand or control. (60 mins.)
 
18.
The Fall Guy (1981 TV Series)
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The adventures of a film stunt performer who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow. (60 mins.)
Director: Michael Lange
 
19.
Dynasty (1981 TV Series)
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The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado. (60 mins.)
 
20.
Love, Sidney (1981 TV Series)
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A middle-aged gay artist shares his New York apartment with a single mother and her little girl. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! (1982 TV Series)
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Strange occurrences, odd historical facts and unusual artistic and social activities are explored. (60 mins.)
Director: Ronald Lyon
 
22.
Matt Houston (1982 TV Series)
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Matt Houston is a wealthy Texan who moves to California to oversee his family's offshore drilling enterprises but spends most of his time dabbling in his private investigator hobby. (90 mins.)
 
23.
Square Pegs (1982 TV Series)
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Follow Patty Greene and Lauren Hutchinson, two awkward teenage girls who are desperate to fit in at Weemawee High School. (30 mins.)
 
24.
Filthy Rich (1982 TV Series)
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When Big Guy Beck dies, the heirs to his estate are given a stipulation (via a pre-recorded video will) before they inherit his wealth... (30 mins.)
 
25.
Tucker's Witch (1982 TV Series)
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Rick and Amanda Tucker are a married couple who own and operate their own private-detective agency. Her powers are a tremendous asset in solving cases... (60 mins.)
 
26.
Family Ties (1982 TV Series)
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Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew. (30 mins.)
 
27.
Fame (1982 TV Series)
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The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. (60 mins.)
 
28.
Newhart (1982 TV Series)
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Dick Loudon and his wife Joanna decide to leave life in New York City and buy a little inn in Vermont... (30 mins.)
 
29.
Cagney & Lacey (1981 TV Series)
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Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives. (60 mins.)
 
30.
Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982 TV Series)
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Pith-helmeted Buck is a Great White Hunter who here (unlike the real one from the 1940s) works out of the Raffles Hotel bar in Singapore during the 1930s fighting all kinds of bad guys in pre-war Malaya. (60 mins.)
 
31.
Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982 TV Series)
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The adventures of a 1930's Pacific Islands bush pilot and his companions. (60 mins.)
 
32.
T.J. Hooker (1982 TV Series)
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The weekly adventures of tough-as-nails veteran police officer Sgt. T.J. Hooker, who rides the beat with his rookie partner Vince Romano. (60 mins.)
 
33.
Cheers (1982 TV Series)
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The regulars of the Boston bar Cheers share their experiences and lives with each other while drinking or working at the bar where everybody knows your name. (22 mins.)
 
34.
Falcon Crest (1981 TV Series)
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Set in the vineyards of California, this prime-time soap opera featured the conflict within the powerful Gioberti family... (60 mins.)
Director: Jeff Freilich
 
35.
Remington Steele (1982 TV Series)
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The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business. (60 mins.)
 
36.
Hardcastle and McCormick (1983 TV Series)
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A retired judge and his last defendant follow up on cases that were dismissed due to technicalities. (60 mins.)
 
37.
Goodnight, Beantown (1983 TV Series)
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The romantic relationship between two Boston news anchors. (30 mins.)
 
38.
Webster (1983 TV Series)
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The post-retirement season is suddenly disrupted for football player George Papadapolis and his wife Katherine when Webster, the orphaned son of a former teammate, moves in. Laughter -- and life lessons -- in every episode. (30 mins.)
 
39.
Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983 TV Series)
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The adventures of a housewife and a spy whom she fell in with. (60 mins.)
 
40.
The A-Team (1983 TV Series)
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Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military. (60 mins.)
 
41.
Hotel (1983 TV Series)
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The misadventures of the staff and guests of the St. Gregory Hotel. (60 mins.)
 
42.
Cutter to Houston (1983 TV Series)
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Three young doctors with markedly different backgrounds and motives work in the small Texas town of Cutter... (60 mins.)
 
43.
Trauma Center (1983 TV Series)
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The cases of a hospital's specialized emergency department and the paramedics supporting it in the field. (60 mins.)
 
44.
Whiz Kids (1983 TV Series)
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The adventures of a group of young kids who are amateur computer experts and detectives. (60 mins.)
 
45.
Call to Glory (1984 TV Series)
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Colonel Raynor Sarnac has to balance his family and his duty as head of a flight group facing the political tensions of the early 60's. Actual historical events are part of various stories as are the activities of three active children. (60 mins.)
 
46.
Kate & Allie (1984 TV Series)
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When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend... (30 mins.)
 
47.
E/R (1984 TV Series)
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Dr. Sheinfeld, freshly divorced, becomes a physician on call at the emergency room of a Chicago hospital... (30 mins.)
 
48.
Super Bloopers and Pratical Jokes (1984 TV Series)
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A show showcasing film/tv out-takes, funny commercials and elaborate practical jokes on celebrities. (60 mins.)
 
49.
Riptide (1984 TV Series)
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Three vietnam veterans (Nick Ryder, Cody Allen and Murray Bozinsky) now work as private eyes in sunny southern California... (60 mins.)
 
50.
Highway to Heaven (1984 TV Series)
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A probationary angel sent back to earth teams with an ex-cop to help people. (60 mins.)
 
51.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
 
52.
Who's the Boss? (1984 TV Series)
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Tony Micelli, a retired baseball player, becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an advertising executive in New York. Together they raise their kids, Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother. (30 mins.)
 
53.
Night Court (1984 TV Series)
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An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there. (30 mins.)
 
54.
V (1984 TV Series)
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A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them. (60 mins.)
 
55.
Hunter (1984 TV Series)
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Rick Hunter is a renegade cop who breaks the rules and takes justice into his own hands. Partnered with the equally stunning and rebellious Sgt. McCall, the tough-minded duo set out to crack down on L.A.'s slimiest criminals. (48 mins.)
 
56.
Miami Vice (1984 TV Series)
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Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami. (48 mins.)
 
57.
Cover Up (1984 TV Series)
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A fashion photographer and a veteran special forces soldier posing as her model go on intelligence missions around the world. (60 mins.)
 
58.
Airwolf (1984 TV Series)
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As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter. (60 mins.)
 
59.
The New Mike Hammer (1984 TV Series)
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The cases of Mickey Spillane's classic private eye character. (60 mins.)
 
60.
MacGyver (1985 TV Series)
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The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness. (48 mins.)
 
61.
Crazy Like a Fox (1984 TV Series)
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Rough-and-tumble private Investigator Harry Fox, Sr. solves crimes with the reluctant help of his son, respected San Francisco lawyer Harrison Fox, Jr. (60 mins.)
 
62.
Moonlighting (1985 TV Series)
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The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency. (60 mins.)
 
63.
227 (1985 TV Series)
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This series took place in an apartment building, numbered 227. The cast would frequently be found sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plot line. (30 mins.)
 
64.
The Golden Girls (1985 TV Series)
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Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times. (30 mins.)
 
65.
The Equalizer (1985 TV Series)
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A retired intelligence agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds. (60 mins.)
 
66.
Spenser: For Hire (1985 TV Series)
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Mystery/suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode. (60 mins.)
 
67.
Misfits of Science (1985 TV Series)
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The adventures of a team of misfit superheroes who fight crime for a scientific think tank. (60 mins.)
 
68.
Our House (1986 TV Series)
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Following the death of his son, Gus Witherspoon takes in his daughter-in-law and his three grandchildren to live with him. Adjustment to the new arrangement is not easy on any of them. (60 mins.)
 
69.
Valerie's Family: The Hogans (1986 TV Series)
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Originally the saga of a working mom raising her three sons alone while her pilot husband is away. After star Valerie Harper left the series, her role was filled by Sandy Duncan as the boys' aunt. (30 mins.)
 
70.
My Sister Sam (1986 TV Series)
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Comedy about a San Francisco photographer whose teenage sister comes to live with her from Oregon. Most... (30 mins.)
 
71.
ALF (1986 TV Series)
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A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage. (30 mins.)
 
72.
Designing Women (1986 TV Series)
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The misadventures of four women and their handyman running a design firm in Atlanta, Georgia. (30 mins.)
 
73.
Amen (1986 TV Series)
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Deacon Frye, head of the First Community Church of Philadelphia, is trying to keep everything in his church firmly under control... (30 mins.)
 
74.
Growing Pains (1985 TV Series)
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The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother. (30 mins.)
 
75.
Matlock (1986 TV Series)
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer. (60 mins.)
 
76.
Perfect Strangers (1986 TV Series)
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A high strung and cynical man's life is never the same when his naive but good-natured cousin comes to America to live with him. (30 mins.)
 
77.
Sledge Hammer! (1986 TV Series)
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The adventures of a deranged and dumb police detective who always looks for the most violent solution to any problem. (30 mins.)
 
78.
Kay O'Brien (1986 TV Series)
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Kay "Kayo" O'Brien is a resident surgeon at the fictitious Manhattan General where she struggles to balance her professional and personal life. Ex-boyfriend Sam is still in the picture and she leans on nurse Rosa, her best friend. (60 mins.)
 
79.
Head of the Class (1986 TV Series)
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A laidback teacher provides needed guidance about life for a special class of exceptional students. (30 mins.)
Director: Frank Cavestani
 
80.
L.A. Law (1986 TV Series)
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The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm. (46 mins.)
 
81.
My Two Dads (1987 TV Series)
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When Marcy Bradford dies, she leaves her teen-age daughter Nicole in the custody of a father she has never met; or rather... (30 mins.)
 
82.
Duet (1987 TV Series)
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Ben Coleman, a mystery writer, meets Laura Kelly, a caterer, and it's love at first sight. The ups and downs of their romance form the basis of this series. (30 mins.)
 
83.
The Tracey Ullman Show (1987 TV Series)
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Tracey Ullman hosts a variety show containing sketches, song-and-dance routines and the Simpsons. (30 mins.)
 
84.
Frank's Place (1987 TV Series)
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Frank Parish is a professor from Boston, who has not seen his father since he was two. 35 years later... (30 mins.)
 
85.
Thirtysomething (1987 TV Series)
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Hope and Michael are a married couple in their thirties, living in Philadelphia, and struggling with everyday adult angst... (60 mins.)
 
86.
Ohara (1987 TV Series)
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About an American-Asian cop in LAPD investigating crimes. (60 mins.)
Director: Roger Young
 
87.
Hooperman (1987 TV Series)
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Free-wheeling San Francisco cop Harry Hooperman inherits a run down apartment building, and the building owner's mean... (30 mins.)
 
88.
Houston Knights (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Chicago cop is transfered to Houston where he teams up with a Texas lawman. (60 mins.)
 
89.
Wiseguy (1987 TV Series)
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Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for... (60 mins.)
 
90.
A Different World (1987 TV Series)
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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college. (60 mins.)
 
91.
Max Headroom (1987 TV Series)
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In the near future, an intrepid investigative TV reporter does his job with the help of his colleagues and a computerized version of himself. (60 mins.)
 
92.
West 57th (1985 TV Series)
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Summer replacement news program aimed at the younger audience, i.e., those under 40. (60 mins.)
 
93.
Beauty and the Beast (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The adventures and romance of a sensitive and cultured lion-man and a crusading assistant district attorney in Manhattan, New York City. (60 mins.)
 
94.
America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988 TV Series)
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True crimes are dramatized in hopes that viewers can give information leading to the capture of the criminals. (60 mins.)
 
95.
Mission: Impossible (1988 TV Series)
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture. (47 mins.)
 
96.
China Beach (1988 TV Series)
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Dateline: November 1967, within klicks of Danang, Vietnam, sits a U.S. Army base, bar and hospital on China Beach... (120 mins.)
 
97.
Married with Children (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous. (22 mins.)
 
98.
It's Garry Shandling's Show. (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Garry Shandling pokes fun at sitcom conventions. (30 mins.)
 
99.
Sonny Spoon (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A slick, street-smart private eye and top disguise artist solves various crimes with a little help from his friends and also takes care of his dad, a bar owner. (60 mins.)
 
100.
Just the Ten of Us (1988 TV Series)
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Coach Lubbock, his wife, and their 8 kids move to Eureka, CA for a job as a coach. Little did coach know when he got there... (30 mins.)