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    80s TV Shows

    Same deal, in this spot I'll put a list of shows. Later

    #2
    In the 80s a lot of shows resonated. They affected everything from what people ate to how many joined a gym. But in all of the 80s I think the greatest influence to fashion, was Miami Vice. Within days of the pilot going out, all of Florida looked like Crockett and Tubbs. It was disgusting, far worse than Disco. It was a decent plot, though a LOT like the original In the Still of the Night plot.

    It was about two Metro-Dade Police Department detectives working undercover in Miami. Scripts were loosely based on actual crimes that occurred in Miami. This included both local, international and global organized crime. Many episodes focused on drug trafficking . Other episodes were based on crimes such as firearms trafficking, sales to Latin America, as well as the Miami River Cops scandal, a real police corruption ring that involved narcotic thefts, drug dealing and murders, street prostitution, serial home burglaries, crimes committed by Cuban immigrants to Miami following the Mariel Boatlift, and Yakuza and Mafia activity in Miami. The series also took a look at political issues such as the Northern Ireland conflict, the drug war in South America (e.g. "Prodigal Son"), U.S. support of generals and dictators in Southeast Asia and South America, and the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Social issues like child abuse, homophobia, and the AIDS crisis were also covered.







    Phil Collins did pretty well with this show too.

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      #3
      One favorite from the 80s which I associate with good times was The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy TV series. I had a buddy that was a huge fan also. He also had a VCR (a coveted piece of technology back then) so we could watch whenever we wanted. Unfortunately, there were not that many episodes; six, I think. Those were good days.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hi...xy_(TV_series)

      The intro to the show was The Eagles' Journey Of The Sorcerer.

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        #4
        Originally posted by tumbling.dice View Post
        Unfortunately, there were not that many episodes;
        i would argue that that's a good thing. the book wasn't that long, and even the book series turned kind of stupid after the first couple. so they could either do 6 good episodes, or try to drag it out and either make episodes based on the shitty later books, or original material which ends up being horrible in about 99.9% of cases when a series based on previous works goes on too long.

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          #5
          Zooey was worth the wait!

          2005, the year I went to HF.

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            #6
            ^ that's the major theatrical version, right? i watched it once and found it kind of disappointing, but still worth a single watch. i think i even have it on vhs, but i don't think i ever found the motivation to watch it a second time.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Undies View Post
              ^ that's the major theatrical version, right? i watched it once and found it kind of disappointing, but still worth a single watch. i think i even have it on vhs, but i don't think i ever found the motivation to watch it a second time.
              I liked it, but I was never a purist about it or Dr. Who. The cinematography in the 2005 flick was really good even if some of the acting was iffy. And to be honest, while I want to have Zooey's babies, I've never thought she was actually a good actress. But it could be the roles she has. Gigantic was a better role for her personally even if the rest of the flick was hideous.

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                #8
                Originally posted by tumbling.dice View Post
                One favorite from the 80s which I associate with good times was The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy TV series. I had a buddy that was a huge fan also. He also had a VCR (a coveted piece of technology back then) so we could watch whenever we wanted. Unfortunately, there were not that many episodes; six, I think. Those were good days.

                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hi...xy_(TV_series)
                i consider the guy who played Ford, as Ford, to be my first crush. i was probably seven or something but he just fascinated me.
                i'd forgotten what he even looked like by the time i rewatched it in my mid-twenties, but was amused to see that he looked a lot like a guy i fell for when i was nineteen.

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                  #9
                  all my favourite 80s television is children's shows because i was born in '86

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by J Ruth View Post
                    all my favourite 80s television is children's shows because i was born in '86
                    Lol, I graduated high school in 86. Thanks Drifty. 😟

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by J Ruth View Post

                      i consider the guy who played Ford, as Ford, to be my first crush. i was probably seven or something but he just fascinated me.
                      i'd forgotten what he even looked like by the time i rewatched it in my mid-twenties, but was amused to see that he looked a lot like a guy i fell for when i was nineteen.
                      There are plans to make it into a TV series. I hope they get it right, the movie was horrid.

                      https://deadline.com/2019/07/the-hit...2440/#comments

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by tumbling.dice View Post

                        Lol, I graduated high school in 86. Thanks Drifty. 😟
                        so it was a great year for both of us!
                        you know how i feel about the concept of ageing and how little it should matter : )
                        i'm starting to experience both sides of it at this point anyway..
                        if i look at youtube comments on my favourite music as a sixteen year old there are all these teenagers talking about how much better music was back then.
                        sum41 and stuff, hehe

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by tumbling.dice View Post

                          There are plans to make it into a TV series. I hope they get it right, the movie was horrid.

                          https://deadline.com/2019/07/the-hit...2440/#comments
                          have you ever heard the original radio play? i like radio

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by J Ruth View Post

                            have you ever heard the original radio play? i like radio
                            Yeah, but it's been a long time. Seems like it was a little different from the books and the series.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by WritersPanic View Post
                              Zooey was worth the wait!

                              2005, the year I went to HF.
                              She's cute, but Trillian should have been British.

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