The 1980s were characterized by MTV, the personal computer, the first mobile phone and the VCR. It was also known for fads like big hair, boom boxes, jelly shoes, neon and Nintendo. When it comes to television, the '80s were defined by hour-long drams, sitcoms and detective shows - and there were also more game shows than in the previous decade.
With very few exceptions, television drama shows have been the same since they were first created back when. In almost every series, the characters would have to face life-or-death situations, often having a dramatic and unexpected ending.
Some of the most popular shows included "Knight Rider," "Cheers," "The Facts of Life," "Three's Company," "Miami Vice," "Married...with Children," "MacGyver," "The Dukes of Hazzard," "Murder, She Wrote" and "The A-Team." Some of these show went on to have spinoffs and a few of them have also been remade.
How well do you know your 1980s television drama shows? Were you even alive to watch some of these shows when they were first on the air? If you would like to test your knowledge of '80s television, then all you have to do is match each character to the show that they were on. Take it to see just how much you remember.