The 80s were famous for excess, being cheesy, BIG HAIR!! There were so many memorable shows that came on in the 80s. Back then stars used TV to get to the movies, like Michael J. Fox. It was also the decade of sit com.  No reality TV to be found. In my opinion it was the last of the network tv and the last of no repeat shows. 

Now, each cable channel makes a show and runs it, then it is repeated over and over. There was a lot of ground breaking shows. This was the era of adding diversity to TV.

There were so many great shows, see if you hear one you like.