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TV Shows & Series: Popular TV Shows/Series of 1985

TV shows/series in chronological context: 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1985th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 985th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1980s decade. The year 1985 was designated as the International Youth Year by the United Nations. ()

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ThunderCats(1985-1989)

4.1/5 (with 453 votes)

The inhabitants of the planet Thundera evacuate just before it is destroyed. They were pursued by a band of mutants. All but one of their escape ships was destroyed. Only a small group of Thunderans (Thundercats) remained. With only half engine power, the group, which was led by Jaga, had to set a course for the nearest planet. Jaga commanded their ship while the other seven were in their stasis tubes. Jaga died on their journey to Third Earth and their ship crashed there. Soon they made friends with various groups in the area and they designed a fortress. Mumm-Ra the centuries-old embodiment of evil, along with the mutants that destroyed the rest of the Thunderans are a constant threat. But Lion-O, the new leader of the Thundercats, with his weapon the "Sword of Omens" will help the Thundercats to have a standing chance.

MacGyver(1985-1992)

TV-PG
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, Crime, Western
3.9/5 (with 382 votes)

He's everyone's favorite action hero... but he's a hero with a difference. Angus MacGyver is a secret agent whose wits are his deadliest weapon. Armed with only a knapsack filled with everyday items he picks up along the way, he improvises his way out of every peril the bad guys throw at him. Making a bomb out of chewing gum? Fixing a speeding car's breaks... while he's riding in it? Using soda pop to cook up tear gas? That's all in a day's adventures for MacGyver. He's part Boy Scout, part genius. And all hero.

Moonlighting(1985-1989)

TV-PG
| 46min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Crime
3.7/5 (with 154 votes)

After being duped and going bankrupt, model Maddie is convinced by David to become a partner in a detective agency. Together they solve various cases, while getting comfortable with each other.

The Golden Girls(1985-1992)

TV-PG
| 24min per episode | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 150 votes)

Four Southern Florida seniors share a house, their dreams, and a whole lot of cheesecake. Bright, promiscuous, clueless and hilarious, these lovely, mismatched ladies form the perfect circle of friends.

Robotech(1985)

4.3/5 (with 148 votes)

Robotech is an 85-episode adaptation of three different anime television series made between 1982-1984 in Japan; the adaptation was aired in 1985. Within the combined and edited story, Robotechnology refers to the scientific advances discovered in an alien starship that crashed on a South Pacific island. With this technology, Earth developed giant robotic machines or mecha to fight three successive extraterrestrial invasions.

Directed by Robert V. Barron

Dennis the Menace(1985-1988)

TV-G
| 22min per episode | Kids & Family, Animation, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 111 votes)

The young blond boy with a cowlick and a mischievous personality, Dennis the Menace, gets into numerous scrapes and adventures with his dog Ruff and his friends Joey, Margaret, Gina, Tommy, PeeBee and Jay.

EastEnders(1985-)

TV-PG
| 30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama, Crime
2.0/5 (with 97 votes)

The everyday lives of working-class residents of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough.

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo(1985)

TV-PG
| 22min per episode | Animation, Mystery, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.9/5 (with 96 votes)

Shaggy and Scooby-Doo and friends must return 13 ghosts which they inadvertently released to a magical chest. Together with Daphne and Scrappy-Doo, along with newcomer Flim-Flam, they travel the world facing the ghosts that must be returned to the chest.

She-Ra: Princess of Power(1985-1987)

3.8/5 (with 94 votes)

She-Ra, He-Man's twin sister, is leading a group of freedom fighters known as the Great Rebellion in the hope of freeing their homeworld of Etheria from the tyrannical rule of Hordak and the Evil Horde.

Directed by Gwen Wetzler

The Twilight Zone(1985-1989)

NR
| 30min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama, Documentary
3.8/5 (with 90 votes)

This 1980s revival of the classic sci-fi series features a similar style to the original anthology series. Each episode tells a tale (sometimes two or three) rooted in horror or suspense, often with a surprising twist at the end. Episodes usually feature elements of drama and comedy.

Amazing Stories(1985-1987)

3.7/5 (with 90 votes)

A truly amazing, fantastical, science fiction, funny and odd, and sometimes scary, sad and endearing anthology series presented by Steven Spielberg with guest appearances by many famous actors, actresses, and directors.

Small Wonder(1985-1989)

21min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 72 votes)

When genius cybernetics engineer Ted Lawson brings home his top-secret invention, a Voice Input Child Identicant or V.I.C.I., life becomes anything but mechanical for the Lawson Family. With his boss and his nosy family living next door, Ted, his wife Joan and their son Jamie must pass Vicki off as a real child. It is easy for Joan, who cannot help doting on her like a daughter, but harder for precocious Jamie, who uses Vicki to do his homework and to ward off Harriet, the annoying redheaded girl next door.

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Growing Pains(1985-1992)

TV-G
| 30min per episode | Comedy
3.3/5 (with 64 votes)

Fatherhood has taken on a whole new meaning for Jason Seaver, who has assumed the chores of cooking, cleaning and minding the kids so that his wife, Maggie, can pursue a career in journalism after spending 15 years as a housewife.

Street Hawk(1985)

3.5/5 (with 41 votes)

Street Hawk is an American television series that aired for 13 episodes on ABC in 1985. The series is a Limekiln and Templar Production in association with Universal Television. Its central characters were created by Paul M. Belous and Robert "Bob" Wolterstorff, and its core format was developed by Bruce Lansbury, who had initially commissioned the program's creation. This series was originally planned for the fall of 1984, Mondays at 8:00PM Eastern/7:00PM Central. However, ABC executives changed their minds when the summer series Call to Glory did well, and Street Hawk was pushed to mid-season. Street Hawk made its debut on January 4, 1985 on ABC at 9:00PM Eastern/8:00PM Central and ran until May 16, 1985. Reruns aired on the USA Network on Saturdays at 10:00AM from 1990-91.

The Care Bears(1985-1988)

3.0/5 (with 38 votes)

The Care Bears live in a faraway place up in the clouds called Care-a-Lot. They travel around the world on Missions in Caring, whilst evil villains such as Professor Coldheart and Lord No Heart, try to thwart their plans.

Star Wars: Droids(1985)

2.6/5 (with 37 votes)

An animated television series that features the exploits of R2-D2 and C-3PO. The series takes place between the events depicted in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Das Boot(1985)

52min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
4.3/5 (with 35 votes)

Based on an autobiographical novel by German World War II photographer Lothar-Guenther Buchheim, Das Boot follows the lives of a fearless U-Boat captain (Jurgen Prochnow) and his inexperienced crew as they patrol the Atlantic and Mediterranean in search of Allied vessels, taking turns as hunter and prey.

Directed by Wolfgang Petersen

All in Good Faith(1985-1988)

30min per episode | Comedy
1.0/5 (with 33 votes)

British sitcom in which Reverend Philip Lambe, after becoming bored in his wealthy Oxfordshire parish, asks for a transfer to a more difficult assignment. Sent to Edendale, a fictional urban town in the Midlands, he is accompanied by his wife Emma, sixteen-year-old daughter Miranda and twelve-year-old son Peter.

The Equalizer(1985-1989)

48min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama
3.5/5 (with 26 votes)

Robert McCall is a former agent of a secret government agency who is now running his own private crime fighting operation where he fashions himself as "The Equalizer." It is a service for victims of the system who have exhausted all possible means of seeking justice and have nowhere to go. McCall promises to even out the odds for them.

Neighbours(1985-)

TV-PG
| 30min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama, Kids & Family, Comedy
3.2/5 (with 25 votes)

Neighbours is an Australian television soap opera. The show's storylines concern the domestic and professional lives of the people who live and work in Erinsborough, a fictional suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. The series primarily centres around the residents of Ramsay Street, a short cul-de-sac, and its neighbouring areas, the Lassiters complex, which includes a bar, hotel, cafe, news office and park. Neighbours began with three families created by Watson – the Ramsays, the Robinsons and the Clarkes. Watson said that he wanted to show three families who are friends living in a small street. The Robinsons and the Ramsays had a long history and were involved in an ongoing rivalry.

M.A.S.K.(1985-1986)

TV-Y7
| 22min per episode | Animation, Action & Adventure
3.6/5 (with 25 votes)

M.A.S.K. is an animated television series produced by the French-American DIC Enterprises, Inc and Kenner. The series was based on the M.A.S.K. action figures. It was animated in Asia by studios; KK C&D Asia, Studio Juno, Studio World, and Ashi Production.

De pura sangre(1985)

22min per episode | Drama
3.2/5 (with 24 votes)

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The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents(1985-1989)

TV-PG
| 30min per episode | Drama, Mystery, Crime
3.6/5 (with 24 votes)

The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1985 to 1986, and on the USA Network from 1987 to 1989. The series is an updated re-imagining of the classic 1955 series Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

The World of David the Gnome(1985-1986)

3.6/5 (with 21 votes)

A Spanish animated television series based on the children's book The Secret Book of Gnomes, by the Dutch author Wil Huygen and illustrator Rien Poortvliet.

Edge of Darkness(1985)

1h per episode | Crime, Drama
4.1/5 (with 19 votes)

Yorkshire detective Ronald Craven is haunted by the murder of his daughter and begins his own investigation into her death.

Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea(1985-1987)

3.9/5 (with 17 votes)

The Arkadians are a civilization that survived a great cataclysm and moved to the center of the earth, thriving under the power of their artificial sun, The Tehra, until one day it began to fail. In desperation, the Arkadians broke the ancient law and entered the Forbidden Archives to search for an answer. They used their special powers and created a messenger to the people above, naming her Arkana. She meets up with Matt and Rebecca, two ordinary kids from the surface world, Bic and Bac, two strange anteaters from Arkadia, and Spartakus, a mysterious warrior. Together they search the worlds of the strata for a way to save a people and possibly the world.

Mr. Belvedere(1985-1990)

24min per episode | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 17 votes)

Mr. Belvedere takes a job as a housekeeper with an American family headed by George Owens.

227(1985-1990)

TV-PG
| 30min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 17 votes)

A housewife sits on the stoop of her apartment building in a black neighborhood of Washington, D.C., and discusses all manner of things with her neighbors.

The Ray Bradbury Theater(1985-1992)

3.5/5 (with 16 votes)

A Canadian-produced fantastic anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. Many of the teleplays were based upon Bradbury's novels and short stories.

Dirty Pair(1985)

3.9/5 (with 16 votes)

Kei and Yuri are the two members of Trouble Consultant team 234, code named "Lovely Angels". Almost every mission they are involved with ends up in disaster, though not failure: They typically capture their target fugitive, but end up destroying a city in the process, earning the nickname the "Dirty Pair", a moniker they openly hate being called. They are always cleared of any wrongdoing by the 3WA's Central Computer because the extreme collateral damage is never actually determined to be their fault, although their mere presence tends to worsen the situations for which they are hired. In some but not all continuities, they have joint extrasensory perception powers, usually limited to precognition. This talent was the reason they were recruited in the first place.

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