The Eighties (2016)
3 user

Raised on Television 

VCRs, remote controls, family sitcoms, adult dramas, and prime-time soaps all changed TV enjoyment.


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode credited cast:
Willie Aames ... (archive footage)
Garth Ancier Garth Ancier ... Himself - President of Entertainment, Fox (archive footage)
Harry Anderson ... (archive footage)
Ken Auletta ... Himself - Author, 'Three Blind Mice'
Scott Baio ... (archive footage)
James Baker III ... Himself - Fmr White House Chief of Staff (as James A. Baker III)
John Barbour ... Himself - Host, 'Real People' (archive footage)
David Bianculli ... Himself - Television Critic, 'Fresh Air' (as David Bianculi)
Larry Bird ... Himself (archive footage)
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason Linda Bloodworth-Thomason ... Herself - Creator, 'Designing Woman' (archive footage)
Steven Bochco ... Himself - Co-Creator, 'Hill Street Blues'
Björn Borg ... Himself (archive footage)
H.W. Brands ... Himself - Author, 'Masters of Enterprise'
Tom Brokaw ... Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Bob Brown Bob Brown ... Himself - 20 / 20


VCRs, remote controls, family sitcoms, adult dramas, and prime-time soaps all changed TV enjoyment.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis



Release Date:

31 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


After mentioning the fact that the 1983-4 season had no sitcoms in the Top 10 (true) they go on to speak as if shows like Cheers (1982) were a response to fill that void. The fact is that Cheers was in its second season at that time (finishing #35, after being #74 the first season). See more »


Features Designing Women (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

2 April 2016 | by G-Joshua-BenjaminSee all my reviews

I love the 80s. I was born in 85. I saw this was coming on and was super excited. I recorded and watched the first episode.

I don't know, it WAS interesting. I just kind of feel like it dragged on. There is another show on. I will not say the name. But, it talks about generation X. (wink wink) To me, that show is much better. When I watch that, I learn so many interesting things. Not just about one thing, but about a number of different things. Also, I think the fact that is an hour long, helps the show. You have perfect time to learn.

I will record and check The Eighties out again. But, part of me lost interest in it, halfway through the first episode.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed