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Best TV shows of the 80s: Help build the list



Cosbyshow While the rest of the civilized world worked was at work Monday, I spent the day in the lobby of my car dealership's service department with another dozen or so cursed souls. But I had one thing going for me: Non-stop reruns of The Cosby Show on TV to help pass the time.

Strange thing is, I wasn't the only person glued to the TV. Everybody was watching along -- a quaint little viewing party of transportation-challenged TV fans. We all laughed at the same jokes, winced at the dated cultural references, and at the end of each episode we just shook our heads, all thinking: "Damn, where have all the great TV shows gone?"

That leads me to the next challenge facing the "Stuck in the 80s" fandom: Let's build a list of the best TV series of the '80s. We'll need a lot of shows to choose from, so start by writing down your top 10. And also fire away at your choice for the top pick. Was it "Cosby?" Or maybe "Cheers" or "Facts of Life." Don't forget "Star Trek: The Next Generation" started in the '80s.

Here's my personal top 10 list, subject to change:

  • Bosom Buddies
  • Newhart
  • Head of the Class
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Miami Vice
  • Magnum P.I.
  • Cosby
  • Family Ties
  • WKRP in Cincinnati
  • Cheers

Leave a comment and check back often to debate the finer details as we figure out a final list worthy of the decade itself.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:24pm]


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