Fanny and Alexander
“Fanny and Alexander” is a heartwarming TV show set in early 20th-century Sweden, as seen through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander. It follows the joys and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a wealthy clan. With a talented cast including Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, and Ewa Fröling, this show offers a delightful glimpse into the lives of this sprawling bourgeois family. Released in 1984, it’s no wonder this TV show made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted TV Shows of that year.
“The Octopus” is an acclaimed Italian TV drama miniseries that aired in 1984. It tells the gripping story of the Mafia and has gained popularity worldwide. With a talented cast including Vittorio Mezzogiorno and Raoul Bova, and a captivating soundtrack by Riz Ortolani and Ennio Morricone, this series offers thrilling and dark drama that has captivated audiences beyond the Iron Curtain.
“Remember the iconic detective Sherlock Holmes? Well, in this TV show, set in 1984, he’s back and better than ever! With the brilliant Jeremy Brett playing the lead role, Sherlock Holmes uses his extraordinary skills to solve intriguing cases that even the Scotland Yard can’t crack. Alongside his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson, portrayed by Edward Hardwicke, they make an unbeatable team. Get ready for a thrilling journey through the mysteries of London!”
“‘Allo ‘Allo!” is a hilarious TV show set in occupied France during World War II. It follows the misadventures of René Artois, a cafe owner who gets caught up with the Resistance. With a talented cast including Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, and Vicki Michelle, this show is sure to keep you entertained with its comedic escapades. Tune in to this classic from 1984 and get ready for some laughter!”
Who’s the Boss?
“Who’s the Boss?” is a heartwarming TV show that premiered on September 20, 1984. It follows the story of a former baseball player who becomes a housekeeper and father figure to a young boy while living with a New York advertising executive named Angela Bower. With a perfect blend of Tony’s laid-back personality and Angela’s type-A behavior, this show promises to deliver a delightful mix of comedy and family dynamics. Starring Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano, Danny Pintauro, and Katherine Helmond, it’s no wonder this show made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted TV Shows of 1984.
Murder, She Wrote
“Murder, She Wrote” is a captivating TV show from 1984 that follows an unexpected detective – a mystery writer! With Angela Lansbury as the lead, this show takes you on thrilling adventures as she uses her writing skills to crack real-life murder cases. Get ready for a dose of suspense and clever storytelling in this must-watch series.
Robin of Sherwood
“Robin of Sherwood” is a captivating British TV series that aired from 1984 to 1986. It follows the legendary tale of Robin Hood, but with a unique twist. Starring Michael Praed and Jason Connery as different versions of the iconic character, the show combines gritty production design with elements of history, fiction, and myth. With an award-winning soundtrack by Clannad, this series is a must-watch for fans of adventure and folklore.
“Miami Vice” is a thrilling TV show that aired in 1984. It follows the Miami Police Department’s vice squad as they tackle drug trafficking and prostitution. The story revolves around the partnership of Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs, who meet while Tubbs is undercover in a drug cartel. With a talented cast including Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, and Saundra Santiago, this action-packed series is definitely worth a watch.
“Airwolf” is an exciting American TV series that aired from 1984 to 1987. It revolves around a cutting-edge military helicopter called Airwolf and its crew, who embark on thrilling missions, often involving espionage during the Cold War era. The show initially starred Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord, and Jean Bruce Scott, and later continued with a new cast for a fourth season. With its high-tech action and captivating storyline, “Airwolf” is a must-watch for fans of thrilling adventures.
“Punky Brewster” is a heartwarming family-friendly sitcom that aired in 1984. It follows the story of an abandoned young girl and her loyal dog who find a new home with a grumpy apartment manager turned guardian. With a talented cast including Soleil Moon Frye and George Gaynes, this show is sure to bring laughter and warmth to your TV screen.
“Night Court” is a hilarious American sitcom that aired from January 4, 1984, to May 31, 1992. Set in a Manhattan court during the night shift, the show revolves around the young and unconventional Judge Harold T. “Harry” Stone, played by Harry Anderson. With a talented cast including John Larroquette, Charles Robinson, Richard Moll, Marsha Warfield, Markie Post, and Joleen Lutz, this comedy series is sure to keep you entertained with its witty humor and unique courtroom antics.
“Hunter” is an action-packed police drama that aired from 1984 to 1991. Starring Fred Dryer as the tough and rule-breaking Sgt. Rick Hunter, and Stepfanie Kramer as his partner Sgt. Dee Dee McCall, the show follows their thrilling adventures as homicide detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department. With a gripping storyline and intense action scenes, “Hunter” kept viewers on the edge of their seats as the dynamic duo solved cases, often resorting to shooting down the perpetrators.
Tales from the Darkside
“Tales from the Darkside” is a gripping anthology horror TV series that aired in 1984. Created by George A. Romero, each episode tells a unique short story with a surprising twist at the end. With elements of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, this show also incorporates black comedy and lighthearted themes. Starring Paul Sparer, it’s a must-watch for fans of thrilling and unpredictable storytelling.
V: The Final Battle
“V: The Final Battle” is a thrilling sci-fi TV show that aired in 1984. Set in a world where alien spacecraft have arrived on Earth, the show follows a group of humanlike aliens who claim to come in peace but have ulterior motives. With a talented cast including Marc Singer, Michael Ironside, and Robert Englund, this captivating series explores the question of whether there is life beyond our planet and the consequences of their arrival.
“Riptide” is a thrilling American detective series that aired from 1983 to 1986. Starring Perry King, Joe Penny, and Thom Bray, this show follows the adventures of three friends who run a detective agency on a boat. With its debut as a two-hour TV movie in early 1984, “Riptide” quickly became a fan favorite and is definitely worth checking out if you’re into action-packed crime-solving dramas.
“Blue Thunder” is a thrilling 1984 TV show based on the action-packed movie of the same name. Starring James Farentino, Dana Carvey, Sandy McPeak, Dick Butkus, and Bubba Smith, this series follows the adventures of a converted Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopter known as Blue Thunder. With intense aerial footage and a ground unit called Rolling Thunder, this show promises high-octane action and suspense. Unfortunately, it was canceled after just eleven episodes due to tough competition from CBS’s “Airwolf” and the popular soap opera “Dallas.”
“V” is a thrilling sci-fi TV show that aired in 1984. Set on Earth, it follows a group of Resistance Fighters who are determined to stop aliens disguised as humans from using the DNA of a half-human, half-spaceling Starchild for their survival. With a talented cast including Jane Badler, June Chadwick, and Marc Singer, this show will keep you on the edge of your seat as the battle for Earth’s future unfolds.
“The Bill” is a gripping TV show that takes you into the daily lives of the men and women at Sun Hill Police Station in London. Set in 1984, this ground-breaking series not only focuses on the thrilling crime cases they tackle, but also delves into the personal lives of its characters. With a talented cast including Simon Rouse, Sarah Manners, and Andrew Lancel, this show brings the streets of London to life with bomb threats, armed robberies, drug raids, and the routine demands of policing. Premiering on October 16, 1984, “The Bill” is a must-watch for crime drama enthusiasts.
“Jeopardy!” is a beloved quiz show that premiered on September 10, 1984. Hosted by Johnny Gilbert, it features contestants answering general knowledge clues in the form of questions. With renowned champions like Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik, this show has become a favorite among Americans.
Charles in Charge
“Charles in Charge” is a beloved American sitcom that aired from 1984 to 1985 and then had a successful run from 1987 to 1990. The show follows the life of Charles, a 19-year-old student who becomes a live-in babysitter in exchange for room and board. Starring Scott Baio, the series also features a talented cast including Willie Aames, Nicole Eggert, Josie Davis, Alexander Polinsky, Ellen Travolta, and James T. Callahan. With its relatable storyline and memorable characters, “Charles in Charge” quickly became a fan favorite in the ’80s.
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