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TV Show: McCloud ( 1970 )
Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud of the Taos police travels to NYC to track down a criminal. He ends up loaned to the NYPD as a special investigator, and his laid-back cowboy ways are a strict contrast to the rough-and-tumble NY police officers that he works with.The series was part of NBC's Sunday Mystery Movie, and brought in high ratings as it rotated with Columbo and McMillan and Wife.
TV Show: Emergency! ( 1972 )
Filmed in a semi-documentary style, Squad 51 takes on life-or-death challenges.
TV Show: Alias Smith and Jones ( 1971 )
Wild West outlaws Hannibal Hayes and Kid Curry decide to retire before their luck runs out, and because they've grown tired of robbing banks. The governor offers them a pardon: IF they can prove they can stay on the straight and narrow for an undetermined period of time. Taking the names Smith and Jones, Hannibal and Kid try to stay honest so that they can get their pardon. But a lot of people know them from the bad ole days, and trouble seems to find them no matter where they go.
TV Show: Cannon ( 1971 )
Frank Cannon isn't your typical private detective. He's overweight, likes to eat, drives expensive cars, and charges a lot of money for his services. But when you need a job done right and you don't have a big enough gun... you call Cannon.
TV Show: Banacek ( 1972 )
Thomas Banacek is an investigator who takes on "impossible cases" for insurance companies. In return for a finder's fee, Banacek will find a missing insured item. If a football player disappears in the middle of a play in front of thousands of fans, or an experimental rocket engine disappears in full view of a hundred witnesses at an exhibition hall... Banacek is the man to find them.
TV Show: The Waltons ( 1972 )
Enjoy the heart-warming stories of the Waltons family, living in a rural community during the Depression and World War II. John and Olivia Walton are the proud parents of three girls and five boys: John-Boy, Jason, Mary Ellen, Erin, Ben, twins Jim-Bob & Joseph, and Elizabeth; Joseph died at birth. Grandma and Grandpa Walton (Esther and Zeb) are John's parents are also an integral part of the family.
TV Show: The Streets of San Francisco ( 1972 )
The show revolved around two police officers who investigated homicides in San Francisco. The center of the series was a veteran cop and widower, Lt Mike Stone (Karl Malden), who had more than 20 years of police experience and was now assigned to the Homicide Detail of SFPD's Bureau of Inspectors. He was partnered with a young, energetic partner, Assistant Inspector Steve Keller (Michael Douglas), a college graduate, age 28, who had no police experience. Stone would become a second father to Keller as he learned the rigors and procedures of detective work.
TV Show: Kung Fu ( 1972 )
Kwai Chang Caine, the half-American Buddhist monk from China, wandering the American West as a wanted fugitive, befriends a homeless boy, foils a bounty hunter, and experiences the pain of love.
TV Show: Kojak ( 1973 )
Set in New York City's 13th Precinct, Kojak revolves around the efforts of the incorruptible, but not adverse to bending the rules when it's needed, Lt.Theo Kojak, a tough, bald cop who was fond of using the catchphrase, "Who loves ya, baby?" and had given up smoking and had taken to lollipops instead and these became his trademark.
TV Show: The Six Million Dollar Man ( 1974 )
Grievously injured in the crash of an experimental aircraft, Colonel Steve Austin's shattered body is covertly rebuilt via the miracle of modern science known as bionics. Equipped with atomic-powered limbs that make him "better, stronger, faster" than the average mortal, Austin can now run at speeds exceeding 60 miles per hour, overturn cars with ease, and spot an encroaching enemy from over a mile away. Under the watchful eye of OSI director Oscar Goldman, Steve repays his debt to the taxpayers by taking on perilous missions of a highly classified nature. Season 1 chronicles Steve Austin's amazing metamorphosis from "a man barely alive" to cyborg to patriotic superspy. Armed with futuristic abilities, Austin is dispatched to do battle with kidnappers, arms smugglers, evil scientists, political assassins, and a diabolical robot—with time enough to spare to counsel a troubled astronaut and clear his dead father's name.
TV Show: Little House on the Prairie ( 1974 )
The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West.
TV Show: The Rockford Files ( 1974 )
Jim Rockford is an ex-con-turned-private-investigator who would rather fish than fight, but whose instinct on closed cases is more golden than his classic Pontiac Firebird. From his mobile home in Malibu, this wisecracking private eye takes on the cases of the lost and the dispossessed, chasing down seemingly long-dead clues in the sun-baked streets and seamy alleys of Los Angeles.
TV Show: S.W.A.T. ( 1975 )
Featuring the missions of the Los Angeles Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics team, a team of highly trained and heavily armed police officers whose purpose is to make coordinated assaults on armed and dangerous criminals in sensitive situations and defensible locations.
TV Show: Starsky & Hutch ( 1975 )
Produced by Aaron Spelling, Starsky & Hutch roared onto small screens in 1975 to become one of the most popular, iconic series of the decade. This was TV's coolest buddy cop show, fueled by full-throttle car chases, offbeat humor, colorful characters and a hip vibe.
TV Show: The Invisible Man ( 1975 )
1970s sci-fi adventure, inspired by the H.G. Wells story The Invisible Man. It starred David McCallum as Dr. Daniel Westin, who after finding out that his experiments into invisiblity were going to be used for military purposes, he destroys his lab and records - leaving him permanantly invisible and on the run.
TV Show: Ellery Queen ( 1975 )
In this adaptation of the mystery novels of the authors who wrote under the pen name Ellery Queen, 1940s amateur sleuth Ellery Queen helps his father, the chief of police, to solve baffling crimes. Each episode concludes with a "challenge to the viewers" presented by Ellery himself, asking who they think that the killer is. Ellery then gathers all the suspects and presents his case, and identifies the killer.
TV Show: Wonder Woman ( 1975 )
A colorful spin on Charles Moulton's comic about the Amazon goddess battling evil during World War II and later, in more recent times, against new enemies. The change came after the series jumped from ABC to CBS, with the heroine joining a covert military agency. Wonder Woman began as two TV-movies (the first in 1974 with Cathy Lee Crosby) and several specials before finding a regular prime-time home in late 1976. Debra Winger appeared occasionally as Drusilla, Wonder Woman's kid sister.
TV Show: The Bionic Woman ( 1976 )
She can run faster than 60 mph, bend massive steel bars, jump from insane heights, and hear sounds you can only imagine. She's no ordinary schoolteacher…she's The Bionic Woman. Jaime Sommers is a woman leading the ultimate double life. After her unforgettable appearances on The Six Million Dollar Man as Colonel Steve Austin's true love, Jaime's story begins anew as she learns to deal with her new bionic abilities, becomes a top-secret agent for the Office of Scientific investigations, and deals with her changed relationship with Steve.
TV Show: Family ( 1976 )
Kate and Doug Lawrence are a happily married middle-class couple living at 1230 Holland Street in Pasadena, California with their three children: Nancy, Willie and Letitia, nicknamed "Buddy". Family was an attempt to depict a contemporary traditional family with realistic, believable characters.
TV Show: Black Sheep Squadron ( 1976 )
In World War II Marine Corps Major Greg 'Pappy' Boyington commanded a squadron of fighter pilots. They were a collection of misfits and screwballs who became the terrors of the South Pacific. They were known as the Black Sheep.
TV Show: Charlie's Angels ( 1976 )
Once upon a time, Jill, Sabrina and Kelly were police officers whose skills were being wasted in menial duties such as answering phones and filing. A mysterious millionaire named Charles Townsend took them away from all that by opening his own private investigation agency and hiring these gorgeous ladies as his operatives with John Bosley acting as their assistant and liaison.
TV Show: Quincy, M.E. ( 1976 )
Television icon Jack Klugman is the crusading and headstrong medical examiner Dr. Quincy, the distinguished role that earned him 4 Emmy nominations. Aided by his loyal lab assistant Sam Fujiyama, Quincy's not afraid to stand up for his convictions, and he'll battle anyone who stands in his way: his skeptical boss Dr. Asten, City Hall, and even sometimes his own friends and mentors.
TV Show: Fantasy Island ( 1977 )
Smiles everyone, Smiles! So began this long-running (7 season) series which was one of the ABC Network's anthology/guest-cast series (along with The Love Boat) that proved wildly popular. Each week two guests came to Fantasy Island to get their wish/fantasy fulfilled. Their mysterious host, the debonair and suave white-suited Mr. Roarke, would do the sometimes impossible and grant them their wishes...but there was always some twist to the fantasy, letting the guest learn something about themselves or get something they weren't expecting. Best remembered for the presence of Herve Villechaize as the diminutive "Tattoo" and his cry of "De plane! De plane!" the show proved popular enough to go the distance and then spawn a brief revival/remake in the 1990s. A remake, Fantasy Island (1998) in the late 1990s was not as successful as its predecessor.
TV Show: The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams ( 1977 )
This was a show that was different from all others from its time. It is about a man that goes into the wilderness and befriends a grizzly bear cub which he named Ben. Together they meet other people and different kinds of wild life. For those 25-40 will remember this show well while they were growing up in the 1970's early 1980's. There was no other show like it then and there will never be another show like it in the future. The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams Theme Song Deep inside the forest is a door into another land, Here is our life and home, We are staying, here forever in the beauty of this place all alone, We keep on hoping... Maybe, there's a world where we won't have to run, and Maybe, there's a time we'll call our own, Living free in harmony and majesty, Take me home, Take me home.
TV Show: CHiPs ( 1977 )
Where the rubber meets the road and the bad guys meet the badge -- that's where you'll find California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Jon and Ponch. Set in the sun-drenched sprawl of Los Angeles, CHiPs combines action, heroics and fun.
TV Show: Logan's Run ( 1977 )
Logan's Run is a spin-off from the 1976 film of the same name. The series depicted Logan and Jessica-pursued by Francis traveling in a futuristic hovercraft-like vehicle on a cross-country trek to Sanctuary in a post-apocalyptic America. The domed city was seen only in the pilot and two other episodes, using recycled footage from the film. In a change from the book and film, the television series had the city run by a cabal of elderly citizens; Francis has been promised a life beyond thirty as a city elder if he can bring back the fugitives. Logan and Jessica were joined on their journey by an android named Rem.
TV Show: Man from Atlantis ( 1977 )
The adventures of a man with amphibious abilities.
TV Show: Lou Grant ( 1977 )
Lou Grant, the editor from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, turns serious and moves to LA to work as head editor for a major metropolitan newspaper. In this loose sequel to the popular comedy that takes a turn to the dramatic, Lou takes a bevy of young reporters under his wing and deals with the topical issues of the day.
TV Show: The Love Boat ( 1977 )
Each week, passengers looking for romance board the beautiful Pacific Princess cruise ship as it sails to tropical and exotic lands. Captain Stubing, Julie, Gopher, Dr. Adam, and Isaac help them to get the most out of their trips and do their best to help them fall in love.
TV Show: The Incredible Hulk ( 1977 )
David Banner is a research scientist trying to find a way to tap into the hidden strength that all humans possess. Then, one night in his labratory, an experiment went wrong, causing him to be overexposed to gamma radiation. Now, whenever angered or distressed, the mild-mannered scientist finds himself transforming into a powerful seven-foot green creature known as The Incredible Hulk. The Hulk is guided by David's personality, dealing with whatever distresses David. But unfortunately, David has no control over the creature's actions. Nor can he remember what he had done during his Hulkish states. He travels around the country in search of a cure, while taking various odd jobs under different aliases.
TV Show: Dallas ( 1978 )
The world's first mega-soap, and one of the most popular ever produced, Dallas had it all. Beautiful women, expensive cars, and men playing Monopoly with real buildings. Famous for one of the best cliffhangers in TV history, as the world asked "Who shot J.R.?" A slow-burner to begin with, Dallas hit its stride in the 2nd season, with long storylines and expert character development. Dallas ruled the airwaves in the 1980's.
TV Show: Battlestar Galactica ( 1978 )
When the 12 Colonies of Man are wiped out by a cybernetic race called the Cylons, Commander Adama (Lorne Greene) and the crew of the battlestar Galactica lead a ragtag fleet of human survivors in search of a "mythical planet" called Earth.
TV Show: The Dukes of Hazzard ( 1979 )
Cousins Bo and Luke Duke and their car "General Lee", assisted by Cousin Daisy and Uncle Jesse, have a running battle with the authorities of Hazzard County (Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane), plus a string of ne'er-do-wells often backed by the scheming Hogg.
TV Show: Sapphire and Steel ( 1979 )
All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension. Transuranic heavy elements may not be used where there is life. Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead, Copper, Jet, Diamond, Radium, Sapphire, Silver and Steel. Sapphire and Steel have been assigned.The series centres on a pair of inter-dimensional operatives: Sapphire and Steel. They are two of several Elements that assume human form to investigate strange events.
TV Show: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century ( 1979 )
Blast off with every groundbreaking episode of the action-packed sci-fi adventure, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century! Join legendary intergalactic crimefighters William "Buck" Rogers and Colonel Wilma Deering as they lead the crew of the starship Searcher against a galaxy of evil from the past, present and faraway future.
TV Show: Hart to Hart ( 1979 )
Jonathan Hart is a self-made millionaire and the CEO of Hart Industries, a global conglomerate. His wife Jennifer is a beautiful freelance journalist. Living the jetset lifestyle, the glamorous couple spend their free time as amateur detectives. At their opulent California home, they are assisted by Max, their loyal, gravelly-voiced butler, cook, and chauffeur who also helps out in their "cases." The Hart's beloved pet dog is "Freeway".
TV Show: Magnum, P.I. ( 1980 )
Pursued by thugs and lovely ladies alike, Thomas Magnum is a witty but tough private investigator in Hawaii who works for a mysterious novelist.
TV Show: Dynasty ( 1981 )
The saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business: Blake Carrington, the patriarch; Krystle, his former secretary and wife; his children: Adam, lost in childhood after a kidnapping; Fallon, pampered and spoiled; Steven, openly gay; and Amanda, hidden from him by his ex-wife, the conniving Alexis. Most of the show features the conflict between 2 large corporations, Blake's Denver Carrington and Alexis' Colby Co. Passion, glamour, catfights, and the biggest shoulder pads in Denver. Dynasty was the primetime soap fueled by an all-star cast and "sexsational" storylines. Relive the wrestling matches between Alexis and Krystle, Steven's scandalous romances, Fallon's affairs with practically everybody, and of course, the power struggles at Denver-Carrington, led by the magnetic Blake Carrington.
TV Show: Hill Street Blues ( 1981 )
The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.
TV Show: The Greatest American Hero ( 1981 )
A group of aliens gives Ralph Hinkley a red suit that grants him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately Ralph immediately loses its instruction booklet, and thus has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error, often with comical results.
TV Show: The Fall Guy ( 1981 )
Colt Seavers is a stunt man moonlighting as a bounty hunter who uses Hollywood stunt tactics to capture criminals.
TV Show: Simon & Simon ( 1981 )
Rick and AJ Simon are two brothers working as private investigators in San Diego, California. They have different ideas on how to solve problems: Rick more laid back while AJ is more business-like and thier cases take them all over California as well as Hawai'i and France. They are more than brothers, they are the best of friends.
TV Show: Fame ( 1982 )
Fame follows the lives of the students and faculty at the fictional New York City High School for the Performing Arts.
TV Show: T. J. Hooker ( 1982 )
After his partner was murdered, veteran plain clothes Detective T.J. Hooker had reverted back to his former role as Sergeant, and returned to the beat to rid the streets of the type of scum that was responsible for his partner's death. Back in uniform, Hooker was assigned to train the academy recruits, and was partnered with brash, sometimes hot-headed young rookie Vince Romano. With Romano much his junior, Hooker acted as his trainer and mentor on both a professional and social level. The age difference generally being the key hook of the partnership, the pair quickly became good friends and a good team. Hooker's tough, no-nonsense ways saw him often clashing with station Captain Sheridan, but he always got the job done and was highly respected as a result.
TV Show: Cagney & Lacey ( 1982 )
Cagney & Lacey is a police procedural about two New York City police detectives who live very different lives. Christine Cagney is a single, career-minded woman, while Mary Beth Lacey is a married working mother. The series was set in a fictionalized version of Manhattan's 14th Precinct (known as "Midtown South").
TV Show: Knight Rider ( 1982 )
The series follows the thrilling adventures of Michael Knight, a detective thought to be dead, who's been given a new face and identity. His assignment: to fight crime with the help of an artificially intelligent, talking car named K.I.T.T., a high-speed, futuristic weapon outfitted with high-tech gadgets and a personality of its own. Driven by justice, they set out to take down criminals who operate above the law.
TV Show: Remington Steele ( 1982 )
Private eye Laura Holt grudgingly accepts a new partner when a mystery man assumes the identity of her fictitious boss, Remington Steele. Together, the two battle crime as as their feelings for each other.
TV Show: St. Elsewhere ( 1982 )
St. Eligius Hospital in South Boston was not exactly the world's best health care center. Despite its flaws, it featured some of the most caring doctors and nurses you could ever meet. Led by Dr. Donald Westphall (and later by Dr. Benjamin Gideon), St. Eligius became a sanctuary for the underdog and the downtrodden. St. Elsewhere ran on NBC for six seasons. Originally a ratings flop, NBC picked it up for a second season for the sole purpose of grabbing some additional Emmy nominations. It eventually became a minor hit for The Peacock, until burnout by the writers resulted in its 1988 cancellation. The series was nominated for 63 Emmy Awards and won 13.
TV Show: The A-Team ( 1983 )
The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series, running from 1983 to 1987, about a fictional group of ex–United States Army Special Forces.
TV Show: V ( 1983 )
A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.
TV Show: Hardcastle and McCormick ( 1983 )
Judge Milton "Hardcase" Hardcastle - retired. After years of working for a judicial system that put guilty criminals back on the streets due to technicalities, he takes the law into his own hands by searching them out. Aiding him is a one time car theif now professional driver Mark "Skid" McCormick. McCormick, brought before the judge's final cast, is arrested for an "honest steal". Hardcastle gives him the choice of prison or helping him with the 200 plus cold cases. Relunctanly choosing to aid the judge, Hardcastle and McCormick start a loose friendship of justice and con in order to finally those who deserved it in prison.
TV Show: Hunter ( 1984 )
L.A.P.D. Sgt. Rick Hunter is a tough-minded, Dirty Harry-type policeman who can't stand the creeps, thieves, rapists, and especially murderers who prowl the streets of Los Angeles. Unfortunately his method of doing things doesn't sit well with his precinct captains, which lead to their efforts to get rid of him. Because of his heavy-handed approach, he is unable to keep partners for any significant time frame, and is assigned to Sgt. Dee Dee 'The Brass Cupcake' McCall.
TV Show: Highway to Heaven ( 1984 )
Jonathan Smith is an angel sent down to earth "on probation". Jonathan and friend Mark Gordon are given "assignments" by "The Boss" (God) where they are required to use their humanity (and sometimes a little bit of "The Stuff") in order to help various troubled souls to overcome their problems. Examples of these problems include families dealing with sick loved ones; wealthy and greedy businessmen being encouraged to use their wealth for good; and discouraging prejudice in regards to people of different ethnicitys, appearances, or socioeconomic backgrounds or who have disabilities. While dealing with these situations with sensitivity, Highway to Heaven also used humor – particularly between Jonathan and Mark.
TV Show: Miami Vice ( 1984 )
The cops. The cars. The clothes. Miami Vice is the explosive, groundbreaking detective show that redefined the word "cool." Set against the seamy and steamy Miami underworld, ride shotgun with suave Vice cops Sonny Crockett and Rico Tubbs as they battle a never-ending gallery of criminals. Set to an electrifying soundtrack of rock legends, including Glenn Frey, Phil Collins, U2 and Peter Gabriel, every episode crackles with excitement and stylish flair.
TV Show: Murder, She Wrote ( 1984 )
Jessica Fletcher is a famous mystery writer who has a knack for solving murders on and off the page.
TV Show: Otherworld ( 1985 )
Thrown into another dimension, a family must keep ahead of a tyrannical state's hunters while searching for a way home.
TV Show: Moonlighting ( 1985 )
Maddie Hayes, a wealthy former model, discovers one morning that her business manager has stolen all the money she has in the bank. However, it turns out that she still owns some non-liquid assets -- money-losing companies which were maintained as tax write-offs -- one of which is a detective agency run by David Addison. Maddie meets with him to inform him that the company is to be shut down, but he persuades her to keep it open by convincing her that the detective agency can make money. Maddie becomes David's new boss and accompanies him on adventure after adventure. While their personalities clash, a sexual tension arises in the time they spend together. But the question always remains... will they or won't they?
TV Show: The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents ( 1985 )
Alfred Hitchcock Presents was an anthology series that aired on NBC from 1985-1986, and on the USA Network from 1987-1989.
TV Show: The Equalizer ( 1985 )
The Equalizer follows a retired espionage/intelligence officer with a mysterious past, who uses the skills from his former career to exact vigilante justice on behalf of innocent people who are hopelessly trapped in dangerous circumstances.
TV Show: Spenser: For Hire ( 1985 )
Legendary Beantown gumshoe-with-a-difference, Spenser, is cut from a very different cloth than the usual round of TV detectives, a renaissance man who isn't afraid to mix up a gourmet salad or just mix it up. Full-time bookworm and former boxer, the stylish Spenser drives a vintage Mustang that calls out his own sense of time and place - a yearning for a simpler time of ethics and standards, and displays an appreciation of the best of the past in the present. Keeping Spenser in touch with his complex inner life is his psychologist soulmate, Susan Silverman, while the street-savvy Hawk guides Spenser safely through Bostons labyrinthine underworld.
TV Show: The Twilight Zone ( 1985 )
Travel into the fifth dimension once again with The Twilight Zone, testing the limits of reality and exploring the mysteries of the universe. Airing from 1985 to 1989, this critically acclaimed anthology series carried on the legacy of the original Rod Serling program and attracted a brand new audience of fans.
TV Show: North and South ( 1985 )
Patrick Swayze, Kirstie Alley and Lesley-Anne Down star in a 1985 miniseries based on John Jakes' novel about the Civil War and its effect on two families.
TV Show: Wiseguy ( 1987 )
Vinnie Terranova does time in a New Jersey penitentiary to set up his undercover role as an agent for the OCB (Organized Crime Bureau) of the United States. His roots in a traditional Italian city neighborhood form the underlying dramatic base throughout the series, bringing him into conflict with his conservative mother and other family members while acting undercover as syndicate enforcer.
TV Show: Beauty and the Beast ( 1987 )
Beauty and the Beast is a story that tells just how powerful love is. The show takes place in New York. Catherine Chandler is a wealthy woman who thinks that her life has no meaning beyond anything superficial. She longs for something more. Vincent is from a different world. He lives below the city in tunnels that have been forgotten. He must stay hidden because of his appearance. Though his appearance is different he has the heart of a man. He and Catherine share a bond that is stronger than friendship or love. Somehow they want to make their love work. Neither one of them knows how, but they are determined and refuse to give up.
TV Show: Star Trek: The Next Generation ( 1987 )
Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) focuses on the 24th century adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D). This incarnation of the famous starship is much larger than the one captained by James T. Kirk a century earlier, and, accordingly, it carries a larger crew complement: 1,012 men, women…and, surprisingly, children. This era's Starfleet Command believes that men and women are more likely to sign up for long-term exploratory missions if they think of their ship as home. Thus, Picard's crew enjoys many of the comforts they'd have otherwise left behind, including a wide variety of recreational opportunities, "replicated" food dishes to suit every palate, and quarters large enough to share with spouses and offspring. There are schools for the children and a bar (stocked with synthetic alcohol, or synthehol) where the adults can unwind. However, the ongoing mission—no longer limited to a mere five years—remains virtually the same as it was during Kirk's time: to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has gone before.
TV Show: thirtysomething ( 1987 )
thirtysomething is an American television drama about American baby boomers (in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) who are now in their thirties. The series examines how this group of friends learns to negotiate their prior involvement with the early 1970s counterculture as young adults, in contrast to the yuppie lifestyle which dominated American culture during the 1980s.
TV Show: In the Heat of the Night ( 1988 )
Based on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name, this series provided a hopeful, yet honest look at life in the new South. Set in the fictional Sparta, Mississippi, the show was a marvelous blend of heartfelt drama and folksy humor. It portrayed both the professional and personal pursuits of Sparta P.D's officers.
TV Show: China Beach ( 1988 )
A group of women just trying to do their jobs at the 510th Evac Hospital at China Beach Vietnam in 1967 includes cool but callous Army nurse Colleen McMurphy, naive Red Cross newcomer Cherry White, singer Laurette Barber, and cynical civilian worker/prostitute K.C. Koloski. They are trying to cope with the horrors of war which are never far away from the base and deal with their own lives.
TV Show: Unsolved Mysteries ( 1988 )
Unsolved Mysteries explores unsolved cases in which you, the viewer, can call in or write and solve them. The show looks at cases such as: lost loves, missing persons, homicide, supernatural, the unexplained, wanted, etc. Unsolved Mysteries usually has four segments in one show, and sometimes shows updates. Unsolved Mysteries has solved 40% of their featured cases, that is 300 cases solved out of about 1,200.
TV Show: Mission: Impossible ( 1988 )
In this sequel to the original 1960s series, IMF agent Jim Phelps comes out of retirement when a protégé is killed. He creates a new team of agents, and decides to stick around after his protégé is avenged. Jim and his team take on "impossible missions" for the government, dealing with spies and criminals that normal agencies can't touch.
TV Show: Cops ( 1989 )
COPS follows police officers, constables, and sheriff's deputies during patrols and various police activities by embedding camera crews with their units. The show's formula adheres to a classic cinéma vérité ethos. With no narration or scripted dialog, it depends entirely on the commentary of the officers and on the actions of the people with whom they come into contact.
TV Show: Quantum Leap ( 1989 )
Get ready to join Dr. Sam Beckett on the adventure of many lifetimes! Who will he be this time? Mafia hit man. Air Force test pilot. Professional boxer. Sam Beckett is a time traveler who never knows whose body he is going to "leap" into next and at what moment in history he may find himself. Sam is joined by a helpful but easily distracted holographic guide Al, who assists him on his missions and aids Sam in his ultimate goal of returning to his own life in the present.
TV Show: Baywatch ( 1989 )
This long-running series follows the adventures of a team of lifeguards on the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County. Veteran lifeguard Mitch Buchannon watches over the younger lifeguards that come and go with each passing season as they keep the beaches safe for vacationers. Frequently he must take action to save them from the raging seas and from the raging tempers that sometimes flare up between the young guards in this stressful job.
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