Readers' Poll: The 10 Best TV Shows of the 1980s

See what series managed to beat 'Alf,' 'The Wonder Years' and 'Married With Children'

5. 'The Wonder Years'

Directly after the 1988 Super Bowl, a new show – one about a family way back in the impossibly distant year of 1968 – first appeared on the air. It taught kids about Vietnam, the moon landing and why it's important to hang onto your old friends even if they become huge nerds in their teenage years. At the center of the show were Kevin Arnold and Winnie Cooper, an adorable couple who spent much of their time breaking up and making up over and over again. Want to feel old? Consider that if they made this show today, it would take place in 1995. 

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