All of us, at least once in our life, have loved a TV series for the emotions felt by watching it. And so, after having told you about the most beautiful TV series and those of the moment to see on Netflix , today we want to talk to you about the 80s TV series : from Parents in Blue Jeans to Robinsons, all the series that have fascinated us in those golden years for TV.
Parents in blue jeans
Mythical 80s TV series and Parents in blue jeans , aired from 1985 to 1992, and which marked, among others, Leonardo Di Caprio’s debut as an actor.
The plot of the show tells the story of Jason and Maggie Seaver , an American couple struggling with being parents in a society that is rapidly changing: Mike, Carol and Ben (who will later be joined by little Chrissy ) so they always need support and advice from their parents. To these will be added in recent seasons a very young Leonardo Di Caprio in the role of Luke, a poor and problematic child who is adopted by his family.
The series has 166 episodes and among the actors who participated in the cast we have Brad Pitt, Jennie Garth, Hilary Swank and Heather Graham , as well as a very young Matthew Perry, who will then participate in another successful TV series: Friends.
Are you looking for a genius who can get you out of trouble with just the use of wits?
Then you have to call MacGyver, who in the blink of an eye will be able to save you from any untangled situation you find yourself in.
This American TV series was created from the mind of Lee David Zlotoff and played by Richard Dean Anderson as secret agent Angus MacGyver .
The TV series, which aired from 1985 to 1992, achieved great success in America and here too.
Subsequently re-proposed in a modern key, however, it did not manage to replicate the success of the original one: simply “brilliant”!
Now it’s up to a team of fighters ready to go out of their way to get you out of trouble: we’re talking about the A-team !
The plot involves a special team made up of four former Vietnam War fighters, who after being unjustly accused of robbing the bank in Hanoi, escape capture and work in hiding in favor of the weakest.
Famous for their black van they used for their missions, this commando ran from 1983 to 1987.
The team was made up of:
- John “Hannibal” Smith as commando leader;
- Templeton “Slap” Peck;
- H. M. “Howling Mad” Murdock;
- Bosco Albert “PE” Baracus
They will be famous
Let’s completely change the type of show and let’s talk about They will be famous, produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television , in the wake of the 1980 film of the same name.
The series, which aired from 1982 to 1987 for a total of 136 episodes, tells the story of a group of students and teachers of a performing arts school in New York, grappling with life’s problems.
Fame (original title of the series) was one of the first series to address social issues using television storytelling.
Another famous 80’s TV series entitled ” The Robinsons ” (original title The Cosby Show) and aired from 1984 to 1992, created by Bill Cosby , who was also one of the protagonists.
The sitcom was one of the most followed in the history of American TV with over 44.4 million viewers who saw the latest episode of the series on first TV.
The plot tells of an American family, the Robinsons, who in a fun but educational way tell in their own way some issues with a strong social impact, such as racism, adolescent problems, first loves.
The sitcom has received many awards and nominations over the years, including 6 Emmy Awards and 3 Golden Globes.
Another mythical 80s sitcom is Super Vicki , which tells the story of a robot with the appearance of a child, which its inventor calls precisely Vicki. Produced in the USA from 1985 to 1989, the plot tells the story of the Lawson family who gives birth to an artificial intelligence named VICI (Voice Input Child Identicant), renamed Vicki, a robot built by the head of the family Ted to assist handicapped children.
This AI lives as a real human, so much so that its true identity is kept secret.
Remaining in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Technology, after Super Vicki, we cannot fail to mention Supercar (original title Knight Rider), which stars the policeman Michael Arthur Long, played by David Hasselhoff and his car named KITT , capable of speak and function autonomously.
This TV series, which aired from 1982 to 1986, is one of the first TV series dealing with AI in the Automotive sector.
If now it almost seems normal for a car to talk to us, in 1982 it was pure science fiction.
Extraordinary then the soundtrack, one of the most famous 80s TV series , easily recognizable even today.
Another great show from the 80s is Hazzard , which stars Bo and Luke , two brothers from the American suburbs, precisely the county of Hazzard, who with their cousin, the beautiful and disturbing Daisy, and Jesse , the wise uncle, always get together. in trouble with their legendary red racing car.
This telefilm, which aired from 1979 to 1985 for a total of 147 episodes, is simply the emblem of the American TV series of the 80s!
My friend Arnold
We conclude our series of 80s TV series with another great success of those years: we are talking about “ My friend Arnold “, a TV series that aired from 1978 to 1986 on the ABC network.
The story features Arnold, a black child who is adopted, with his brother Willis , by a wealthy businessman, Philip Drummond, thus abandoning poverty for a life of affluence in Manhattan.
The actor, who died a few years ago, Gary Coleman , was the protagonist of an extraordinary interpretation, which still remains in the history of American TV and beyond.
V – Visitors is the title of a science fiction miniseries, aired from 1983 to 1985 in the USA and broadcast in Italy together with the sequel V: The Final Battle .
The series takes up the theme of the arrival on Earth of aliens, who invade our planet to settle here replacing humans. To do so, they kill scientists and take control of the media. To captain them there is the wicked Diana.
One of the most famous science fiction TV series ever.
The boys of the 3rd C
The boys of the 3rd C is one of the most loved 80s TV series by Italians, aired between 1987 and 1989. The series is set in a classical high school in Rome, the Giacomo Leopardi Institute.
The protagonists of the series are obviously the students of the class, each with their own personality and well-established role within the series.
The series lasted three seasons, for a total of 33 episodes and the main protagonists are:
- Enrico “Chicco” Lazzaretti – the eternal repeater.
- Bruno Sacchi – the big and mammy boy, exaggeratedly pampered by his parents;
- Massimo Conti – the handsome and sporty of the group;
- Sharon Zampetti – beautiful and snobbish, rich daughter of a Milanese industrialist;
- Daniele Rutelli – nice and affectionate, always arrives late in class;
- Rossella Schnell – Daniele’s eternal girlfriend.
- Benedetta Valentini – the dark girl, passionate about literature, art, cinema. She obsessively repeats the phrase “that she distresses”.
- Elias and Tisini – are the “nerds” of the class;
- Woodstock – secondary character who appears only in the second season;
This TV series has become over time the icon of the 80s for an entire generation of Italians who grew up with this program.