TV Shows of the 80s

Some famous TV Shows were:

V

V in the 80s was example of an idea that clicked well as a miniseries but couldn’t make place as a complete TV show. The story of planet being invaded by aliens who are friendly looking but turn out to be reptiles who are man eaters.

Knight Rider

Artificial intelligence had never been as cool before the creation of KITT, Michael Knight’s contemporary in the Foundation for Government and Law. Knight Rider’s KIIT, an enhanced Trans Am, didn’t require a driver and was equipped with enough gadgets which can make even James Bond jealous easily.

China Beach

Focusing on the women who were behind the front lines of the Vietnam War, this innovative drama was different from many of the other TV serials that focused war.

Wiseguy

Wiseguy had Ken Wahl as Vinnie, FBI operative who masters in deep cover work. It was and effort explore both the details and mechanics of undercover work, along with the emotional trauma a person suffers. The writers had created the show in a way that gave a more touch to British serials than American television.

ALF

Just like Full House, this series also had a family called “The Tanners”. A weird show that featured a puppet as the main character. It was a story of an alien whose name was Gordon Shumway, he crash-lands in the suburban family’s backyard and then starts to make his way into their hearts, meanwhile waiting for his partners to come and pick him up. Sometimes trying to catch and eat the family cat. Most episodes happened to be a cross between Growing Pains and Perfect Strangers. As show progress and ALF learns about different human customs, the family keeps protecting him from the government officials and public hunting for him.

 

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