The 1980s were defined by excess, extreme fashions, big hair, and changes in political outlooks - all of which were reflected in popular '80s TV shows. The decade was given several nicknames, such as the "Me-First Decade," the "Decade of Greed," the "Yuppie Decade," and the "Reagan Decade." Whatever you call the era, one thing is for sure - the '80s gave us great, everlasting TV.
It was a unique time to be alive. In the 1980s, there was no streaming, no reality TV, no internet, no social media, and limited video games. Cable TV had also just begun to reach the masses. TV was the main source of entertainment at home and competition between television networks was at an all-time high. A show had to be good to stay on the air, and these popular '80s shows made the cut.
Although the 1980s are long gone, taking with them the mullet, the Jheri curl, teased hair, neon fashion, fanny packs, and leg warmers, one thing surely remains: the unforgettable, successful, and popular TV shows of the 1980s.