A Childhood in front of the TVby generationofswine | created - 04 Aug 2012 | updated - 04 Aug 2012 | Public
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1. Dream On (1990–1996)
30 min | Comedy
Cult adult comedy about dreamer Martin Tupper, whose life is full of colourful characters. Divorced and living with his growing teenage son, still friends with his ex-wife, and constantly ... See full summary »
8. Riptide (1984–1986)
60 min | Action, Thriller, Crime
Three vietnam veterans (Nick Ryder, Cody Allen and Murray Bozinsky) now work as private eyes in sunny southern California. Nick and Cody are the muscles and Murray is a computer wizard of ... See full summary »
11. Danger Mouse (1981–1992)
TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent in the world, must follow Colonel K's orders (and try not to break Professor Squawkencluck's inventions) to foil Baron Greenback's and his henchman Stiletto's plans.
15. The Wonder Years (1988–1993)
TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Kevin Arnold recalls growing up during the late 60s and early 70s; the turbulent social times make the transition from child to adult unusually interesting.
19. Animaniacs (1993–1998)
TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Ensemble cast of off-the-wall Warner Brothers characters, appearing in a wide variety of roles. Wakko, Yakko, and Dot Warner, are WB Studio creations who were just too "zany" to be of any ... See full summary »
23. The X-Files (1993– )
TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.
26. Ally McBeal (1997–2002)
TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas were going steady throughout their childhoods. Ally even followed Billy to Harvard law school despite having no interest in law. But when Billy chose to pursue ... See full summary »
31. Centurions (1986)
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Family
The Centurions are the most powerful fighting force of the 21st century. Equipped with special Exoframe suits, they are the ultimate fighting machines, as well as Earth's only defence ... See full summary »
Fraggle Rock (1983–1987)
The Wizard of Fraggle Rock
TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A wizard comes to Fraggle Rock who looks exactly like Wembley, except that he has a beard. He and Wembley agree to change places for one day because they are both dissatisfied with their lives.
33. Encyclopedia (1988– )
Encyclopedia is a television series created by the HBO Network and the for-profit branch of the Children's Television Workshop (CTW), Distinguished Productions. The series premiered on the ... See full summary »
34. Encyclopedia Brown (1989– )
55 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery
Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown is a ten-year-old boy genius who puts his talents to work fighting crime in the small town of Idaville. With his friend Sally nearby to protect him from Bugs ... See full summary »
36. Dennis Miller Live (1994–2002)
30 min | Comedy, Talk-Show
A weekly talk/comedy show hosted by Dennis Miller. Each show starts off with a topical monologue typical of evening talk shows. After this, Dennis goes into "The Rant" in which he talks ... See full summary »
44. Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983–1990)
TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Three chipmunk brothers, Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. The trio have been adopted by and are living with Dave (human). Each show finds the boys getting into trouble and new and unusual situations.
48. Captain N: The Game Master (1989–1991)
TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Kevin Keene, a teenager from Northridge, California, is brought to another universe known as Videoland, along with his dog, Duke, to defeat the evil villainess, Mother Brain. Mother Brain ... See full summary »
50. Denver, the Last Dinosaur (1988–1990)
TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When an unusually intelligent dinosaur unexpectedly hatches from a fossilized egg in present-day California, a friendly group of human teenagers adopts him and teaches him how to hide from prying eyes and master skateboarding.
51. Dino-Riders (1988)
22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Pursued by intergalactic warlord Krulos and his Rulons, human Valorians fly through a wormhole and end up on the prehistoric Earth. Krulos follows and becomes stuck in prehistory as well. Both sides build dinosaur armies and engage.
53. SeaQuest 2032 (1993–1996)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Family
In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth.
58. The Smurfs (1981–1990)
TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.
59. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–1985)
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.
62. Matlock (1986–1995)
TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.
65. The Littles (1983– )
TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure
Animated series about a 13-year-old boy named Henry Bigg who goes on vacation and finds mouse-like creatures in his suitcase called Littles. There's a whole family of Littles. William and ... See full summary »
67. The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries (1984–1985)
TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
An updated version of the classic Hannah-Barbera mystery cartoon. The story for this series is about the same as for the older series, with one major change: the Mystery Machine gang is now... See full summary »
68. Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969–1970)
TV-G | 60 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A group of teenage friends and their Great Dane (Scooby-Doo) travel in a bright green van solving strange and hilarious mysteries, while returning from or going to a regular teenage function.
70. Punky Brewster (1984–1988)
TV-G | 30 min | Family, Comedy
Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog, Brandon, in a supermarket by her mother. She doesn't want to stay in an orphanage, and ... See full summary »
71. Shirt Tales (1982–1984)
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A group of cute talking animals wear colorful shirts which display messages reflecting each character's thoughts. The animals fight crime and tease the park ranger, Mr. Dinkle.
74. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993–1999)
TV-Y7 | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family
A team of teenagers with attitude are recruited to save Angel Grove from the evil witch, Rita Repulsa, and later, Lord Zedd, Emperor of all he sees, and their horde of monsters.
75. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)
TV-G | 350 min | Comedy, Family
Life is a difficult challenge for Mr Bean, who despite being a grown adult, has trouble completing even the simplest of tasks. Thankfully, his perseverance is usually rewarded, and he finds an ingenious way around the problem.
81. Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994–1997)
TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
A crass, womanizing duck works as a private eye with his level-headed pig sidekick, all-the-while raising a family as a single dad.
82. The Maxx (1995)
154 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Confused hulking homeless superhero The Maxx tries to protect his social worker and friend Julie from an omniscient serial killer Mr. Gone both in the real world, which may or may not actually be real, and the subconscious fantasy world.
85. Beavis and Butt-Head (1993–2011)
TV-14 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Music
Animated MTV series about two teenage heavy-metal music fans who occasionally do idiotic things because they're bored. For them, everything is "cool" or "sucks."
86. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama.
89. V (1984–1985)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
95. Charles in Charge (1984–1990)
Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Family
Charles, a college student, is a live-in housekeeper in the Powell household. Charles, along with his friend Buddy, attempts to juggle his studies, friendships and duties to the family.
96. Small Wonder (1985–1989)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Father Ted Lawson creates a robot, VICI (played by Tiffany Brissette). The family--Ted, Joan and Jamie--keep VICI's identity secret, and pretend that she is their daughter. Harriet, their ... See full summary »