My Top Picks for 80's TV :)

Here is my List of shows I remember watching from the 80's. Some of them I would love to re-watch.
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1.
MacGyver (1985 TV Series)
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The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness. (48 mins.)
 
2.
Airwolf (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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.)
 
3.
Magnum, P.I. (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator. (48 mins.)
 
4.
The A-Team (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they didn't commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military. (60 mins.)
 
5.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before. (44 mins.)
 
6.
Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week. (60 mins.)
Director: John Cullum
 
7.
Knight Rider (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar. (46 mins.)
 
8.
The Wonder Years (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (22 mins.)
 
9.
Life Goes On (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A TV-series about the life of the Thatchers, especially "Corky", that has Down syndrome but goes to ordinary school ("mainstreaming)... (60 mins.)
 
10.
Family Ties (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew. (30 mins.)
 
11.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
 
12.
A Different World (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college. (60 mins.)
 
13.
Growing Pains (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother. (30 mins.)
 
14.
Perfect Strangers (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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.)
 
15.
Highway to Heaven (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A probationary angel sent back to earth teams with an ex-cop to help people. (60 mins.)
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
ALF (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with a terran family after crashing into their garage. (30 mins.)
 
18.
The Golden Girls (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Four previously married women live together in Miami, sharing their various experiences together and enjoying themselves despite hard times. (30 mins.)
 
19.
Empty Nest (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
"Empty Nest" is set in Miami and tells of the day to day misadventures of a widowed pediatrician, Harry Weston... (30 mins.)
 
20.
Charles in Charge (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Charles, a college student, moves in with the Powell family as the housekeeper, baby-sitter, and friend to the children... (30 mins.)
Director: Bonnie Franklin
 
21.
Fraggle Rock (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization. (30 mins.)
 
22.
Night Court (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An eccentric fun-loving judge presides over an urban night court and all the silliness going on there. (30 mins.)
 
23.
Silver Spoons (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Ricky Stratton is a spoiled rich kid who lives the life that many kids dream of, but he still suffers from the problems that many teens do. (30 mins.)
 
24.
Full House (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After the sudden death of his wife, a young father enlists the help of his brother-in-law and his childhood friend to help him raise his three young children. (22 mins.)
 
25.
Degrassi High (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The lives and trials of students of a city high school. (30 mins.)
Director: Philip Earnshaw
 
26.
Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A teenaged genius deals with the usual problems of growing up: having a girlfriend, going to parties... (30 mins.)
 
27.
Who's the Boss? (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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.)
 
28.
Miami Vice (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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.)
 
29.
Murder, She Wrote (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters. (93 mins.)
 
30.
The Smurfs (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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. (30 mins.)
 
31.
Garfield and Friends (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Stories about Garfield the cat, Odie the dog, their owner Jon and the trouble they get into, and Orson the Pig and his adventures on a farm with fellow farm animals. (30 mins.)
 
32.
Snorks (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The Snorks are playful, multicolored underwater creatures that use their built-in snorkels to dart about and make music. (22 mins.)
 
33.
The Transformers (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance. (30 mins.)
Director: Peter Wallach
 
34.
G.I. Joe (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An elite special missions force fights against the terrorist forces of Cobra. (30 mins.)
 
35.
Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
This series focuses on 5 lion robots and their pilots as they fight the evil forces of King Zarkon and Prince Lotor. (24 mins.)
Director: Franklin Cofod
 
36.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends. (30 mins.)
 
37.
My Secret Identity (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The adventures of a superpowered teen and his scientist friend. (25 mins.)
 
38.
Saved by the Bell (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A TV show centered on six students and their years at Bayside High School in Palisades, California. (30 mins.)
 
39.
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.)
 
40.
Roseanne (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of a working class family struggling with life's essential problems: Marriage, Children, Money and Parents in Law. (22 mins.)
 
41.
Family Matters (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Long-running "Perfect Strangers" spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel. (30 mins.)
 
42.
Matlock (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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.)
 
43.
Jake and the Fatman (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles. (120 mins.)
Director: Chuck Bowman
 
44.
T.J. Hooker (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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.)
 
45.
Murphy Brown (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The misadventures of a tough female television journalist and her friends. (30 mins.)
 
46.
Unsolved Mysteries (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Reality based TV series that combines dramatic re-enactments with interviews to tell stories of REAL mysteries. (60 mins.)
 
47.
Max Headroom (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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.)
 
48.
The Twilight Zone (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist. (45 mins.)
 
49.
The Kids in the Hall (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The TV series of the Canadian sketch comedy troupe that, more often than not, puts bizarre, unique, and insane twists in their skits. (25 mins.)
 
50.
Cheers (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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.)
 
51.
Rescue 911 (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
William Shatner hosts this television show, featuring dramatic reenactments of situations leading to emergency calls to 9-1-1. (60 mins.)
 
52.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (30 mins.)
 
53.
She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Princess Adora raises her magic sword and becomes She-Ra, the most powerful woman in the universe, to aid her friends in defeating the Evil Horde so their planet Etheria can be free. (22 mins.)
 
54.
MASK (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Matt Tracker leads a team of masked crimefighters with a fleet of hidden function vehicles against the forces of V.E.N.O.M. (22 mins.)
 
55.
The Raccoons (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The adventures of a family of Raccoons and their friends. (25 mins.)
 
56.
Thundercats (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A team of humanoid cats fight evil in their adopted home world. (30 mins.)
 
57.
Inspector Gadget (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A bumbling bionic police inspector stumbles about on his cases, while his niece and dog secretly do the real investigative work. (30 mins.)
 
58.
The Care Bears Family (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
The Care Bears live in a faraway place up in the clouds called Care-a-Lot. They travel around the world on Missions in Caring, whilst evil villains such as Professor Coldheart and Lord No Heart, try to thwart their plans. (30 mins.)
 
59.
Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (30 mins.)
 
60.
Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Disney's fun-loving chipmunks are reimagined as the leaders of a team of detectives/crime-fighters, rounding out the team are two mice, Gadget Hackwrench and Monterey Jack and Zipper, a fly. (22 mins.)
 
61.
My Pet Monster (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An ordinary monster doll comes to life when his shackles are released by a magic key. (30 mins.)
 
62.
Beetlejuice (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Loosely based on the film of the same name, this show features Beetlejuice, a wild ghost from the "Neitherworld," and his mortal best friend... (22 mins.)
 
63.
The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A Saturday morning series, collecting of some of the most popular classic cartoons from the Looney Tunes catalogue. (45 mins.)
 
64.
Droids (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The adventures of R2-D2 and C-3P0 before they joined Luke Skywalker. (24 mins.)
 
65.
Ewoks (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
The adventures of the Ewoks in Wicket W. Warrick's youth before the Battle of Endor. (30 mins.)
 
66.
Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A group of reclusive humanoid bears and a few trusted humans explore their lost heritage and prevent their enemies from exploiting it. (30 mins.)
 
67.
The Berenstain Bears (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
We follow a family of bears, known as the Berenstain Bears, as they figure out life together. With friendly neighbors and close friends, the journey is never boring. Inspired by the book series written by Stan and Jan Berenstain (25 mins.)
Director: Buzz Potamkin
 
68.
Muppet Babies (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Muppets, as babies, have adventures with their imaginations inside their nursery. (60 mins.)
 
69.
Count Duckula (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The misadventures of a vegetarian vampire duck and his servants. (22 mins.)
 
70.
The Real Ghostbusters (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The continuing adventures of the staff of the ghost removal service. (30 mins.)
 
71.
DuckTales (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The globe-trotting treasure-hunting money-making adventures of billionaire Scrooge McDuck and his nephews. (23 mins.)
 
72.
Robotech (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
An alien spaceship crash lands on Earth and the technology and secrets she bears lead Earth into three destructive interplanetary wars. (30 mins.)
 
73.
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Spider-Man battles crime in New York City with the help of Iceman and Firestar. (22 mins.)
 
74.
Astroboy (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
(24 mins.)
 
75.
Danger Bay (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The adventures of a marine biologist and his family as they fight environmental crimes and other problems. (30 mins.)
 
76.
Baywatch (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Television series about a cadre of attractive lifeguards who patrol a crowded recreational beach. (60 mins.)
 
77.
The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. (22 mins.)
 
78.
Tales from the Crypt (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s. (25 mins.)