TV shows of my childhood

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1. The Storyteller (1987– )

225 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

An old storyteller tells European folk tales to his sarcastic dog.

Stars: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Votes: 3,295

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of a quartet of humanoid warrior turtles and their friends.

Stars: Cam Clarke, Barry Gordon, Rob Paulsen, Townsend Coleman

Votes: 25,906

3. Moonlighting (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 15,111

4. Cover Up (1984–1985)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A fashion photographer and a veteran special forces soldier posing as her model go on intelligence missions around the world.

Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Antony Hamilton, Richard Anderson, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 381

5. Zaboravljeni (1991– )

50 min | Drama

A story about three teenagers rejected by their parents, who leave their reform school for a wild weekend.

Stars: Dragan Bjelogrlic, Mustafa Nadarevic, Tatjana Vencelovski, Anita Mancic

Votes: 249

6. Snorks (1984–1988)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Snorks are playful, multicolored underwater creatures that use their built-in snorkels to dart about and make music.

Stars: Michael Bell, Nancy Cartwright, Barry Gordon, Edie McClurg

Votes: 1,984

7. Sivi dom (1984– )

50 min | Drama

Very grim and naturalistic description of life in the reform school.

Stars: Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Rajko Prodanovic, Mihailo 'Misa' Janketic, Zarko Lausevic

Votes: 625

8. 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.

Stars: Don Messick, Danny Goldman, Lucille Bliss, Frank Welker

Votes: 12,155

9. Dynasty (1981–1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance

The trials and tribulations of two feuding families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, both oil rich families in Denver, Colorado.

Stars: John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Gordon Thomson

Votes: 5,269

10. Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story (1987– )

285 min | History, Romance, War

Epic story about the romance between the most powerful man in the world and the woman who conquered his heart.

Stars: Armand Assante, Jacqueline Bisset, Stephanie Beacham, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 364

11. Lace (1984)

240 min | Drama

A young actress, thought to be easy and have no morals, gathers three former school chums to find out which is her mother. Much of the movie takes place in flashback and the identity of her... See full summary »

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Brooke Adams, Arielle Dombasle, Phoebe Cates

Votes: 1,054

12. Les filles de Caleb (1990– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

At the end of the 19th century, Emilie Bordeleau, daughter of Caleb Bordeleau, decides she wishes to continue her education. She faces great opposition from her small minded entourage, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Marina Orsini, Roy Dupuis, Germain Houde, Johanne-Marie Tremblay

Votes: 244

13. Midnight Caller (1988–1991)

60 min | Drama

Jack Killian is an ex-cop in San Francisco. He quit the police force after accidentally shooting his partner. He was approached by Devon King, the manager of a local radio station, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Cole, Dennis Dun, Arthur Taxier, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 982

14. P.S.I. Luv U (1991– )

60 min | Drama

Wanda Talbert is a New York con artist. After being caught by the NYPD, she agrees to help them nail a criminal. What they didn't tell her was that she would have to testify against him, ... See full summary »

Stars: Connie Sellecca, Greg Evigan, Rob Narita, Earl Holliman

Votes: 144

15. If Tomorrow Comes (1986)

304 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

This mini-series focuses on two people, Tracy Whitney and Jeff Stevens. In the beginning, Tracy was an innocent, who was in love and pregnant, with the son of an affluent family. She is ... See full summary »

Stars: Madolyn Smith Osborne, Tom Berenger, David Keith, Jack Weston

Votes: 1,392

16. Return to Eden (1983)

267 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Wealthy but plain heiress Stephanie Harper marries handsome tennis player Greg Marsden, and thinks she has found true love. That is, until her husband makes a play for her best friend and ... See full summary »

Stars: Rebecca Gilling, James Reyne, Wendy Hughes, James Smillie

Votes: 1,019

17. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 140,910

18. Anne of Green Gables (1985)

TV-G | 199 min | Drama, Family

An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.

Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth, Patricia Hamilton

Votes: 16,787

19. The Thorn Birds (1983)

460 min | Drama

This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie,... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown

Votes: 6,842

20. Secret of the Sahara (1988– )

90 min | Adventure

This seven episode RAI-1 TV-series production is about the quest of archaeologist Desmond Jordan to discover the location of the legendary Talking Mountain of the Sahara desert and find the secret that it hides.

Stars: Michael York, Ben Kingsley, James Farentino, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 532

21. Till We Meet Again (1989– )

240 min | Drama, Romance, War

Made for TV movie revolving around the lives of three young women as they deal with the incidents around them. Along the way they find romance and become swept up in family intrigue. Events... See full summary »

Stars: Michael York, Courteney Cox, Mia Sara, Lucy Gutteridge

Votes: 538

22. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 29,689

23. Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

A group of friends living in Beverly Hills, California make their way through life from their school days into adulthood.

Stars: Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry, Jennie Garth

Votes: 25,960

24. Sledge Hammer! (1986–1988)

30 min | Action, Comedy

The adventures of a deranged and dumb police detective who always looks for the most violent solution to any problem.

Stars: David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris

Votes: 5,076

25. North and South (1985–1994)

561 min | Drama, History, Romance

Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

Stars: Kirstie Alley, Georg Stanford Brown, David Carradine, Philip Casnoff

Votes: 8,147

26. ALF (1986–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with the Tanner family after crashing into their garage.

Stars: Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright, Anne Schedeen

Votes: 26,613

27. Vietnam (1987– )

45 min | Drama, War

This 10 part series follows a family affected by the Vietnam war, Nicole Kidman plays a young woman who becomes an anti war activist, when she sees what is happening in Veitnam after the ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Otto, Nicole Kidman, Nicholas Eadie, Veronica Lang

Votes: 399

28. Soba 405 (1987– )

30 min | Comedy, Family

A children's TV series set in a hospital.

Stars: Slobodan Negic, Jelena Mitrovic, Boris Milivojevic, Irina Markovic

Votes: 23

29. Bangkok Hilton (1989– )

240 min | Drama, Thriller

The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a... See full summary »

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Denholm Elliott, Hugo Weaving, Joy Smithers

Votes: 4,007

30. Pulaski: The TV Detective (1987– )

Actor Larry Summers stars in the TV-series 'Pulaski', about a brave and honest private detective and former priest. Off-camera, Summers is a drunk and general bad-boy - his television ... See full summary »

Stars: David Andrews, Caroline Langrishe, Kate Harper, Rolf Saxon

Votes: 57

31. Bolji zivot (1987–1991)

40 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Trials and tribulations of family Popadic, a typical family of five with their everyday problems.

Stars: Marko Nikolic, Svetlana Bojkovic, Dragan Bjelogrlic, Boris Komnenic

Votes: 1,393

32. Metla bez drske (1989– )

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Most of the story is about young boy Zlatko and his friend Dusko, the two boys and their relationship with parents and the funny characters that live in their neighborhood. They are ... See full summary »

Stars: Vladimir Markovic Looney, Eva Mezei, Neda Arneric, Marko Panic

Votes: 276

33. The Black Adder (1982–1983)

TV-PG | 195 min | Comedy

In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, Elspet Gray, Tim McInnerny

Votes: 30,207

34. Dempsey and Makepeace (1985–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

James Dempsey was a tough New York cop who got himself into a lot of trouble by killing his partner during a corruption investigation. With things too hot for him in New York, Dempsey was ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Brandon, Glynis Barber, Ray Smith, Tony Osoba

Votes: 1,157

35. Kocka, kocka, kockica (1979– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

Branko Milicevic, known as "Kockica" (Little Cube) teaches and talks with young children on various life topics in an educational and interesting way.

Stars: Branko Milicevic, Lazar Ristovski, Dimitrije Ilic, Sanja Maksimovic

Votes: 274

36. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

A streetwise, poor young man from Philadelphia is sent by his mother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their Bel-Air mansion.

Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali

Votes: 101,097

37. Automan (1983–1984)

70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A computer-generated superhero and his human creator fight crime in the city.

Stars: Desi Arnaz Jr., Chuck Wagner, Heather McNair, Gerald S. O'Loughlin

Votes: 1,188

38. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams, Eric Porter

Votes: 16,266

39. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the devil's foot, Silver Blaze, Wisteria Lodge and the Bruce-Partington Plans.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 7,743

40. The Raccoons (1985–1992)

TV-Y | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

The adventures of a family of Raccoons and their friends.

Stars: Michael Magee, Len Carlson, Marvin Goldhar, Bob Dermer

Votes: 1,333

41. Good Sports (1991– )

30 min | Comedy, Sport

A sitcom about two sports anchors, a vain faded football star and a former Miss America, who have a love-hate relationship.

Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Ryan O'Neal, Lane Smith, Brian Doyle-Murray

Votes: 41

42. Homefront (1991–1993)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

World War II is over and the boys from the town of River Run, Ohio, are coming home. It seems that life is slowly back to normal, but war has changed everything and they will never be the same again.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Sammi Davis, Ken Jenkins, Mimi Kennedy

Votes: 935

43. Sweating Bullets (1991–1993)

60 min | Action, Drama

Nick Slaughter, an ex-RCMP and DEA agent, who had dropped out of society after being fired from his job, relocates to the Florida town of Key Mariah to start a detective service. In the ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Stewart, Carolyn Dunn, Ian Tracey, Ari Sorko-Ram

Votes: 1,324

44. Family Ties (1982–1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman

Votes: 13,208

45. 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.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday, Nancy Stafford

Votes: 5,069

46. Miami Vice (1984–1990)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 19,058

47. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

The goings-on in the life of a successful African-American family.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 27,590

48. The Winds of War (1983– )

883 min | Drama, Romance, War

The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Houseman

Votes: 3,103

49. 'Allo 'Allo! (1982–1992)

45 min | Comedy, War

In WW2 France, Rene Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another's true identity or presence, exasperating Rene.

Stars: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Votes: 20,810

50. Only Fools and Horses.... (1981–2003)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy

Comedy that follows two brothers from London's rough Peckham estate as they wheel and deal through a number of dodgy deals as they search for the big score that'll make them millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Votes: 37,014

51. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery