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The Best 1980s Action TV Series

Updated September 13, 2021 8.7k votes 872 voters 41.2k views44 items

List RulesVote up the best action shows that aired new episodes between 1980 and 1989.

If the '80s were about anything they were about excess... and action! Explosive, 'roided up, action. So, these are the best 1980s Action TV series, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best 1980s action TV series were based in greatly varied universes. Some of these great '80s action shows are crime dramas while some other of these seriously good old action shows were about a rag-tag bunch of scientists and alien scientists on a big fancy starship. So, these are the greatest 1980s action TV series. Vote for your favorites!

What shows will you find on this top 1980s action TV shows list? MacGyver was a hugely popular action series during the decade. As everyone's favorite inventive action hero, MacGyver could get himself out of the stickiest of situations. Magnum, P.I. was another one of the greatest shows that aired in the 1980s.

The A-Team promoted team-work while entertaining viewers in the 80s and motorcycle-lovers enjoyed the actions series CHIPs. Other shows that appear on this good 1980s action TV series list include Hill Street Blues, Tour of Duty and Miami Vice.

What are the best 1980s action TV series? Did the action shows you think were the best make this list? Vote up the '80s action shows you think are the best of the decade.

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