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Any good 80s shows?

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concernedchild123 Wed 24-Jul-13 00:41:34

I'm a teenager (15) who's completely in love with the 1980s and the culture, music etc. So I've come to the people who grew up in that era to ask if you know any good nostalgic programs you used to watch as a teenager? Kids programs are just as appreciated as are 70s and 90s programs, even American stuff smile I'm not particularly fussy. Thanks.

Josie314 Wed 24-Jul-13 01:13:34

As an American I only know American stuff, but I used to like Saved By The Bell and Boy Meets World, although I think those were both 90s. The best show of my teenage years was My So Called Life (1995?). I highly recommend that one. It has really great timeless themes, but still manages to capture the era.

BadRoly Wed 24-Jul-13 01:21:49

I remember watching the A Team, Dukes of Hazzard, Baywatch, Grange Hill, Rent-A-Ghost and Knight Rider as a child/young teenager. I was born in '73 so guess they are all 80s.

More adult would be The Young Ones, Mash, Blackadder, The Comic Strip, 3 of a Kind and Brush Strokes but they would be later 80s perhaps even early 90s.

Bearandcub Wed 24-Jul-13 01:21:55

Tales of the Unexpected
The Good Life (sitcom)
Only Fools and Horses
Not sure if Victoria Wood was 80's or 90's now? But check her out.
The Two Ronnies
Can't remember what it was called but had Penny and Nick as main characters
Knots Landing/ Fakcon Crest/ Dallas/ Dynasty/ Howard's End(smirk)
Juliet Bravo/ The Sweeney/ The Professionals
Dr Who/ Blake Seven/ The Triffids

Bearandcub Wed 24-Jul-13 01:26:46

*Falcon Crest

Yes to The Young Ones, Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, a Team, The Fall Guy

Shitter stuff but worth seeing how much things have progressed: Metal Mickey/ Rentaghost/ game for a laugh / blind date

threefeethighandrising Wed 24-Jul-13 01:59:33


SlatternismyMiddlename Wed 24-Jul-13 08:09:52

They are not kids shows, but I was certainly your age when I watched them - Dallas and Dynasty. They certainly sum up the 80's in terms of american style.

GameSetAndMatch Thu 25-Jul-13 18:01:22

young ones, totp, golden girls (on now on TLC), grange hill, alas smith and jones, pop quiz (with Mike Reid the dj), cheggers plays pop,

Im sure ill think of more in a mo!

superbagpuss Thu 25-Jul-13 18:04:53

thunder cats - not the new one

teenage mutant hero turtles - not the new one

care bears

my little pony

cities of gold

I was a child in the 80's, now I feel like a historian confused

VivaLeBeaver Thu 25-Jul-13 18:06:19


Ruffello Thu 25-Jul-13 18:10:51

The Cosby Show, Cheers, Magnum, The Golden Girls, Knight Rider <nostalgic emoticon>

Chubfuddler Thu 25-Jul-13 18:11:29

The wonder years

FoofFighter Thu 25-Jul-13 18:11:54


Chubfuddler Thu 25-Jul-13 18:11:56

A team
Dukes of hazard
Quantum leap

Chubfuddler Thu 25-Jul-13 18:12:36

Dungeons and dragons
Dogtanian and the muskahounds

VerySmallSqueak Thu 25-Jul-13 18:12:41

Cagney and Lacey
TJ Hooker,

Not kids shows though so not sure if they would be suitable.

orangeandemons Thu 25-Jul-13 18:13:13

Cracker ( or was that the 90's) house of Eliot, Selwyn Froggit, Brideshead Revisited, The tube, The young Ones

Chubfuddler Thu 25-Jul-13 18:14:04

Fresh prince of bel air

Both early 1990s

Chubfuddler Thu 25-Jul-13 18:14:29

She's 15 squeak!

MatchsticksForMyEyes Thu 25-Jul-13 18:16:03

Allo Allo, Knightmare, Johnny Briggs.

VerySmallSqueak Thu 25-Jul-13 18:18:45

Does that mean you think op is too young or ok for them Chub ?

Chubfuddler Thu 25-Jul-13 18:18:48


No wonder I spent so much time watching TV as a kid, it was ace.

farrowandbawl Thu 25-Jul-13 18:19:02

I miss The Cosby Show and would be so happy if they started showing it again. You don't get programs like that anymore.

Chubfuddler Thu 25-Jul-13 18:19:22

I think it's perfectly fine for a 15 year old to watch any of the shows mentioned on this thread.

Chubfuddler Thu 25-Jul-13 18:20:12

But they're definitely not too young for her either. Great tv is timeless. In fact I am going to look for some bananaman on youtube right now.

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