It was a time when VHS was king and people actually had to leave their homes to rent movies. It was also a time when there were only three major networks, so people had far fewer choices when it came to what they watched on TV. But despite the lack of options, there were still some great TV shows that aired in 1983.
Here are the top 10:
This beloved sitcom about a group of friends who frequent a Boston bar debuted in 1983 and went on to become one of the most popular shows of all time. It’s funny, heartwarming, and has some of the most memorable characters in TV history.
This show about a group of doctors and nurses serving in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War was one of the most popular shows of the ’80s. It was a comedy with a serious side, and it tackled some controversial topics like war and religion.
3. Magnum, P.I.
This action-packed crime drama follows the adventures of Thomas Magnum, a private investigator in Hawaii. It’s one of the most iconic shows of the ’80s, thanks to its great cast, awesome location, and awesome theme song.
4. The A-Team
This action-comedy follows a team of ex-military men who use their skills to help people in need. It’s one of the most quotable shows of all time, and it’s just plain fun to watch.
This prime-time soap opera follows the lives of the wealthy Ewing family in Dallas, Texas. It’s full of backstabbing, infidelity, and greed, and it’s addicting as all get out.
This prime-time soap opera follows the lives of the wealthy Carrington family in Denver, Colorado. It’s full of drama, glamour, and outrageous fashion, and it’s one of the most successful shows of all time.
7. Falcon Crest
This prime-time soap opera follows the lives of the wealthy Tuscany family in California’s Napa Valley. It’s full of drama, intrigue, and romance, and it’s one of the most successful shows of all time.
8. Hill Street Blues
This groundbreaking police drama follows the lives of the officers of the Hill Street Precinct in an unnamed city. It’s dark, gritty, and realistic, and it’s one of the most influential shows of all time.
9. The Cosby Show
This groundbreaking sitcom follows the lives of the Huxtable family, an upper-middle-class African-American family living in New York City. It’s funny, heartwarming, and groundbreaking, and it’s one of the most successful shows of all time.
This groundbreaking comedy-drama follows the lives of private detectives Maddie Hayes and David Addison as they solve cases and bicker with each other. It’s funny, sexy, and smart, and it’s one of the most innovative and successful shows of all time.