No matter how worn-out and cynical society may be these days, there’s no denying that we all get a bit nostalgic when thinking about favorite shows from our childhood. Whether the excellent programs are animated, live-action, or feature a bizarre assortment of horrifying puppets, such sentimental treasures crafted our youth and taught us most of the life knowing that we still use today. Even though these shows were formative viewing experiences for most of America’s youth, they very rarely lasted more than a couple of years, and, before you knew it, the show would be inexplicably canceled and never heard from again.

People are now trying their level best to blend in with the new digital world where some consider TV shows before 1989 to be old and boring or more likely ‘not their style.’ But oh well shouldn’t we give it a chance before we judge it just like that? What if they are brilliant and refreshing for a change? Something new that provides you with a change of your regular digital trendy TV shows. Let us dive into some of the evergreen TV shows from before 1989 that you should consider watching no matter how modern your thoughts are.

21 Jump Street: 1987-1991 | FOX:

21 Jump Street: 1987-1991 | FOX

21 Jump Street was one of the best shows of the 80’s is an American police bureaucratic crime production television series that aired on the Fox Network with a total of 103 thrilling episodes. The show revolved around a group of young looking undercover police officers investigating crimes in schools, colleges, and other venues.

Bosom Buddies: 1980-1982 | ABC:

Bosom Buddies

This show was a famous sitcom that starred Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari that followed the misadventures and handling stressful situations of two single men, working in creative advertising, struggling in their industry while disguising themselves as women for different survival reasons.

Charlie’s Angels: 1976-1981 | ABC:


Charlie’s Angels is a crime drama series about three women who work for a private investigation agency who was full of mysteries; This is one of the first show that showcased women in roles traditionally reserved for men which was loved by the audience.

Family Matters: 1989-1998 | ABC, CBS:

Family Matters

Family Matters is a sitcom about a middle-class family that was living in Chicago. The series mainly revolves around the Winslow family along with other situations.

The Love Boat: 1977-1986 | ABC:

The Love Boat

The Love Boat is a sitcom set on a cruise ship that starred Gavin MacLeod as the ship’s captain. It was a top-rated Saturday night lineup that included Fantasy Island until the latter show ended but still was excellent.

The impressive 80’s were all about doing things grand like big action, big drama and of course big laughs. Fancy cars, expensive houses and rich, good looking individuals were the hallmark of any good 80’s show. The 80’s were a closet full of great memorable TV family shows, Sitcoms and so many excellent Dramas that will brighten up your mood after an exhausting day.