We’ve already expanded our streaming queue with travel shows and comic relief, but it’s still missing a little…nostalgia. Join us as we take a walk down memory lane with the 14 best ’80s TV shows you can stream online right now.
14 ’80s TV Shows You Can Stream Right This Second
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2. ‘the Golden Girls’
3. ‘who’s The Boss?’
Who’s in it? Tony Danza, Judith Light and Alyssa Milano
When did it run? 1984 to 1992
What’s it about? A widower and former professional baseball player takes a job as a housekeeper. The catch? He and his daughter must move into the family’s residence.
How can I watch? Available on Crackle
4. ‘diff’rent Strokes’
Who’s in it? Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Dana Plato and Conrad Bain
When did it run? 1978 to 1986
What’s it about? A wealthy businessman adopts two children after their mother passes away. Together, they take on life’s most valuable lessons—and give us some of the most iconic catchphrases.
5. ‘the Facts Of Life’
Who’s in it? Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Nancy McKeon, Mindy Cohn and Charlotte Rae
When did it run? 1979 to 1988
What’s it about? Mrs. Edna Garrett, the Drummonds’ former housekeeper (yup, it’s a Diff’rent Strokes spinoff) as she becomes a housemother at a girls’ boarding school.
How can I watch? Available on Crackle
Who’s in it? John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins and Gordon Thomson
When did it run? 1981 to 1989
What’s it about? The Carrington and Colby families, two notoriously wealthy clans who have been feuding for years. This is their story.
8. ‘miami Vice’
Who’s in it? Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago and Olivia Brown
When did it run? 1984 to 1989
What’s it about? Two Miami detectives who aren’t afraid to turn to violence if it means getting one step closer to ridding the streets of drugs and crime.
9. ‘growing Pains’
Who’s in it? Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Kirk Cameron, Tracey Gold and Jeremy Miller
When did it run? 1985 to 1992
What’s it about? Dr. Jason Seaver, a psychiatrist who works out of his home so his wife can have a career. Plus, an adorable Kirk Cameron. Swoon.
10. ‘the Wonder Years’
Who’s in it? Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, Josh Saviano, Dan Lauria and Daniel Stern
When did it run? 1988 to 1993
What’s it about? The childhood of Kevin Arnold. Narrated by his adult self, the series is a coming-of-age story that never gets old.
How can I watch? Available on Hulu
11. ‘family Ties’
Who’s in it? Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter, Justine Bateman and Tina Yothers
When did it run? 1982 to 1989
What’s it about? The Keaton family, which consists of two liberal parents and their children, notably their conservative eldest. Cue the awkward tension.
Who’s in it? Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray
When did it run? 1978 to 1991
What’s it about? The Ewing family and their massive oil empire, which financially supports their lavish lifestyle. Before long, you’ll be asking the age-old question: Who shot J.R.?
13. ‘saved By The Bell’
Who’s in it? Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies and Dennis Haskins
When did it run? 1989 to 1992
What’s it about? The students of Bayside High School. The series follows Zack Morris and his friends, who are simply trying to escape the wrath of their principal, Mr. Belding.
14. ‘magnum, P.i.’
Who’s in it? Tom Selleck, John Hillerman and Roger E. Mosley
When did it run? 1980-1988
What’s it about? Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living in Oahu, Hawaii. The perfect escape, if you ask us.
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