From “Arnold and Willy” to “Punky Brewster” via “MacGyver” and “Magnum”, we go into nostalgia mode with a focus on seven series that rocked your childhood if you grew up in the 80s.
ARNOLD AND WILLY (1978 – 1986)
How not to quote Arnold and Willy here? The series, which chronicles the restless cohabitation between a wealthy New York businessman and the two boys from the Harlem neighborhood he takes in, is a total feel-good program, an ode to difference full of humor and good feelings. And then there is this credits, and we apologize in advance, that you already have in mind when reading these lines …
K 2000 (1982 – 1986)
“The exploits of a lone knight in a dangerous world. The knight and his mount. A modern-day hero, last resort of the innocent, the hopeless, victims of a cruel and ruthless world.” If you don’t know these few lines, it’s because you probably didn’t grow up in the 80s in front of your TV set. K 2000, worn by actor David Hasselhoff, his Kitt car and its cult credits, was a staple of the time.
PUNKY BREWSTER (1984 – 1988)
Only seven years old, the cute Punky Brewster is abandoned by her mother with her dog. She takes refuge in a building and, getting along so well with the manager, decides to stay with him. Funny, sparkling, sometimes damn touching, the Punky Brewster series is a little 80’s nugget. Note that a revival, still worn by actress Soleil Moon Frye, has just been unveiled on the Peacock platform. We follow Punky, now a single mother of three, who meets a child reminding her of how much she was younger. Still nostalgia …
MACGYVER (1985 – 1992)
Who has never dreamed of being MacGyver, this man working for the Phoenix Foundation, called for help when a perilous situation demands it? A follower of non-violence, he uses only his intelligence, his malice and his Swiss Army knife to overcome plots, attacks and other sinister projects. This cult series from the 80s, led by Richard Dean Anderson as the secret agent / adventurer, was rebooted in 2016.
HAPPY DAYS (1974 – 1984)
“Sunday, Monday, Happy Days … Tuesday, Wednesday, Happy Days … Thursday, Friday, Happy Days …
Saturday, What a Day, Rockin ‘All Week For You !!!! “ You have obviously recognized the unforgettable and so catchy generic of the Happy Days series, an unmissable event on the small screen in the 80s.
Milwaukee, the 50s, Chez Arnold, the always very “coooool” Fonzie, without forgetting Richie Cunningham, played by a very young Ron Howard today known for his rich career as a filmmaker … Happy Days is a concentrate in a good mood of which we all necessarily kept a little memory in a corner of our memory.
MAGNUM (1980 – 1988)
Driving his famous Ferrari, Thomas Magnum is a private detective in Hawaii. Under the orders of Higgins, a former British soldier, he resolves his affairs with humor and relaxation, helped by his friends Rick and TC When we talk about the cult series of the 80s, it is difficult to ignore Magnum, which made the actor Tom Selleck an international star while popularizing the wearing of mustaches and colorful shirts!
MADAME IS SERVED (1984 – 1992)
Madame is served, this is the story of Tony Micelli who accepts a job as a handyman for Angela Bower, a divorced businesswoman living with her shy son and her mother, a true seductress. Tony and his daughter Samantha are quickly accepted into the family. And the relations between Angela and her employee often go beyond the strict professional framework … Carried by a Tony Danza with impressive slaughter, this supercharged show, guaranteed 100% good humor, also allows to discover on the screen a very young Alyssa Milano.