1980s TV

I'm taking y'all back to 1987-1990 when a TV show was women's favorite around the country. I don't mean "Dallas" or "Knot's Landing," but "Beauty and the Beast." It starred Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman.

(Wikipedia) Beauty and the Beast is an American drama series which first aired on CBS in 1987. Creator Ron Koslow's updated version of the fairy tale has a double focus: the relationship between Vincent (Ron Perlman), a mythic, noble man-beast, and his Catherine (Linda Hamilton), a savvy assistant District attorney in New York; and a secret Utopian community of social outcasts living in a subterranean sanctuary. Through an empathetic bond, Vincent senses Catherine's emotions, and becomes her guardian. The series follows the developing relationship between the characters and the division between New York and the hidden world beneath it. In a twist from the original tale, however, this "beast" does not transform into society's idea of beauty after gaining the love of Catherine. Rather, Vincent's inner beauty is allowed to remain the focus of who he is, and it is Catherine's life  which transforms from her relationship to Vincent.

Here's the other top shows of that glorious decade:

Three's Company
Eight is Enough
The Love Boat
One Day at a Time
Joanie Loves Chachi
Happy Days
The A-Team
Fantasy Island
Knot's Landing
Falcon Crest
The Fall Guy
Miami Vice
Simon and Simon
Cagney & Lacey
The Cosby Show
Who's the Boss?
Growing Pains
Family Ties
Kate & Allie
Facts of Life
A Different World
Golden Girls
The Wonder Years
Mork & Mindy
Growing Pains


  1. My wife loves Beauty and the Beast. We watch it on Netflix.

  2. The '80s, that's so classic, vintage, retro, dino!


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