The Best TV Shows of the 80'sby JohnnyMarsan | created - 16 Apr 2015 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
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13. Dallas (1978–1991)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Romance
J.R. Ewing, a Texas oil baron, uses manipulation and blackmail to achieve his ambitions, both business and personal. He often comes into conflict with his brother Bobby, his arch-enemy Cliff Barnes and his long-suffering wife Sue Ellen.
15. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)
TV-G | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Accounts of visitors to a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.
22. Webster (1983–1989)
30 min | Comedy, Family
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.
24. Charles in Charge (1984–1990)
TV-G | 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.
25. Who's the Boss? (1984–1992)
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
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 Jonathan Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother.
28. 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 »
32. Miami Vice (1984–1989)
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.
35. Too Close for Comfort (1980–1987)
30 min | Comedy
Jackie and Sarah Rush are two grown sisters who live in half of a duplex. Their parents, Henry and Muriel, live in the other half. Though one might think this proximity may be fun, both ... See full summary »
37. We Got It Made (1983–1988)
30 min | Comedy
Short-lived sitcom which lived two lives once on NBC and again in syndication. Two Manhattan bachelors, neat-freak attorney David Tucker and unkempt salesman Jay Bostwick, decide to hire a ... See full summary »
39. 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.
46. Bosom Buddies (1980–1982)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy