War and Remembrance
“War and Remembrance” is a captivating American miniseries that aired in 1988. Based on the novel by Herman Wouk, it serves as a sequel to the highly acclaimed “The Winds of War.” Starring renowned actors like Robert Mitchum and Victoria Tennant, this gripping series delves into the complexities of war and its aftermath, offering a compelling narrative that will keep you hooked from start to finish.
Choujuu Sentai Liveman
“Choujuu Sentai Liveman” is an action-packed TV show that aired in 1988. It follows the story of six friends who find themselves torn apart when three of them join forces with the evil army Volt. The remaining friends are forced to become the Liveman and, with the help of an android ally named Colon, they must save the world and their friends. Starring Daisuke Shima, Kazuhiko Nishimura, Megumi Mori, Seiro Yamaguchi, Jin Kawamoto, Makoto Kousaka, Jouji Nakata, and Akiko Amamatsuri, this thrilling series is a must-watch for fans of superhero adventures.
“Red Dwarf” is a hilarious sci-fi TV show that premiered in 1988. It follows the adventures of the last human alive and his friends, who find themselves stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf. With a talented cast including Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules, and Robert Llewellyn, this show is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good mix of comedy and science fiction.
America’s Most Wanted
“America’s Most Wanted” is a gripping and long-running TV show that aired from 1988 to 2011, and later resumed on Lifetime. Hosted by John Walsh, the program aims to help law enforcement catch fugitives involved in various crimes, including murder, kidnapping, and terrorism. With its intense and captivating episodes, the show has successfully led to the capture of over 1,200 criminals since its inception.
“Unsolved Mysteries” is a captivating TV show that aired in 1988 and quickly became a fan favorite. Hosted by the talented Dennis Farina, it combines thrilling dramatic re-enactments, interviews, and updates on real-life human and paranormal mysteries. What makes it even more exciting is that viewers can actively participate by calling in with tips to help solve the intriguing cases.
“Midnight Caller” is a captivating TV show that aired from 1988 to 1991. It was ahead of its time, exploring the intriguing world of talk radio. Starring talented actors like Gary Cole, Wendy Kilbourne, Dennis Dun, and Arthur Taxier, this series delves into the dramatic possibilities of this growing phenomenon. Although it hasn’t been rerun or released on DVD, it made a lasting impact during its original run.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” is a hilarious un-scripted comedy show that premiered on September 23, 1988. Hosted by Clive Anderson, this fan-favorite series features four talented guest performers who use audience suggestions to create spontaneous and uproarious scenes. With its unique format and quick-witted improvisation, it’s no wonder this show made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted TV Shows of 1988!
“Ninja Olympiad” is a thrilling TV show that aired in 1988 and was voted as one of the best that year. It follows the story of Toha and Mei, the children of Tetsuzan Yamaji, who must protect a treasured map from the evil Sorcerers Clan. With the help of the Jiraiya Suit, Toha becomes Jiraya, Master of the Togakure School, and faces off against ninjas from all over the world. Starring Takumi Tsutsui, Tomoko Taya, and Masaaki Hatsumi, this action-packed series is a must-watch for ninja enthusiasts.
In the Heat of the Night
“In the Heat of the Night” is a gripping American TV series that aired from 1988 to 1995. Set in a small town, it follows the story of police chief William Gillespie, played by Carroll O’Connor, and his African-American detective partner, Virgil Tibbs, portrayed by Howard Rollins. With a talented cast and a compelling storyline, this show is a must-watch for fans of crime dramas.
“Mission: Impossible” is an exciting American TV series that follows the thrilling missions of a top-secret team of American government agents called the Impossible Missions Force. This show is a revival of the popular 1966 series and features the talented Peter Graves as Jim Phelps, the only returning regular cast member from the original series. With a captivating storyline and the voice of “The Tape” guiding the team, this action-packed show is a must-watch for fans of espionage and adventure.
“China Beach” is a captivating TV show set in November 1967 during the Vietnam War. It revolves around the lives of wounded soldiers and the resilient Army Nurse Colleen McMurphy, played by Dana Delany, as they navigate the complexities of life and death amidst the chaos of the war. With a talented cast including Marg Helgenberger, Michael Boatman, and more, this emotionally charged series offers a unique perspective on the heroes and struggles of that era.
Jack the Ripper
“Jack the Ripper” is a gripping two-part television film/miniseries that takes us back to the haunting events of 1888. With an all-star cast including Michael Caine, Jane Seymour, and Armand Assante, this thrilling series delves into the fictionalized hunt for the notorious Jack the Ripper, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Whitechapel murders. Prepare to be captivated by the suspense and mystery surrounding one of history’s most infamous serial killers.
“Freddy’s Nightmares” is a thrilling TV show that aired in 1988. Hosted by the infamous Freddy Krueger from the “Nightmare On Elm Street” movies, each episode takes us on a chilling journey into the lives of Springwood’s residents, filled with evil and death. Starring Robert Englund, this show is a must-watch for horror enthusiasts.
“Noble House” is a captivating TV show that aired in 1988 and was voted as one of the best that year. Set in the prestigious international trading company Struan’s, the story follows new tai-pan Ian Dunross as he struggles to save the company from financial ruin. With an impressive cast including Pierce Brosnan and John Rhys-Davies, this thrilling drama explores the intense power struggles and alliances that unfold within the company, making it a must-watch for any fan of suspenseful storytelling.
The Chronicles of Narnia
“The Chronicles of Narnia” is a captivating TV show that aired in 1988. Set during the Second World War, it follows the journey of four siblings – Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy – who are evacuated from London. Little do they know that their lives are about to take a magical turn, as they embark on thrilling adventures in the enchanting world of Narnia. With talented actors like Tom Baker, Richard Henders, Camilla Power, and David Thwaites, this show is sure to transport you to a realm filled with wonder and excitement.
“Roseanne” is a heartwarming TV show that premiered in 1988 and quickly became a fan favorite. Set in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois, it follows the daily struggles of a working-class family trying to make ends meet on a limited income. With a talented cast including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, and Sara Gilbert, this show offers a relatable and humorous portrayal of the challenges faced by ordinary families.
War of the Worlds
“War of the Worlds” is an exciting sci-fi TV show that takes us back to the 1950s when humanity fought against Martians. After decades of hibernation, the Martians return, and it’s up to a brave group of individuals to save Earth. Led by astrophysicist Harrison Blackwood and supported by a paraplegic computer wizard, a microbiologist, and a military man, this thrilling series will keep you on the edge of your seat. Starring Jared Martin, Adrian Paul, Lynda Mason Green, Catherine Disher, and Denis Forest, “War of the Worlds” premiered on October 7, 1988, and is definitely a must-watch for sci-fi enthusiasts.
“Murphy Brown” is a highly acclaimed TV show from 1988 starring Candice Bergen as the sharp-tongued and resilient Murphy Brown. After her stay at a residential treatment center, Murphy returns to her job at the FYI newsmagazine, where she dominates the industry as one of America’s toughest media personalities. With a talented cast including Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto, Charles Kimbrough, and Lily Tomlin, this show is known for its portrayal of a strong and independent woman breaking barriers in the male-dominated world of journalism.
The Bourne Identity
“The Bourne Identity” is a thrilling TV show that aired in 1988 and was voted as one of the best that year. It follows the story of an unconscious man who washes ashore in a small French village during a storm. With no memory of his past, he embarks on a dangerous journey to uncover his true identity, facing attempts on his life and discovering eerie connections to a notorious terrorist. Starring Richard Chamberlain, Jaclyn Smith, and a talented cast, this gripping series will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Home and Away
“Home and Away” is a popular Australian TV show that premiered in 1988 and quickly became a hit. Set in the fictional town of Summer Bay, it follows the lives of the people living there, with a focus on the Fletcher and Stewart families. The show is known for tackling adult-themed and controversial storylines, making it stand out from other shows in its timeslot. With lead actors Jessica Redmayne, Ally Harris, and Kyle Shilling, “Home and Away” has captivated audiences for over three decades.
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