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

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

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How exactly does one pick the greatest television show of the 1980s? Do you go with a beloved sitcom like Cheers, an era-defining action drama like Miami Vice, something fantastically dated and silly like Alf or maybe a primetime soap opera like Dallas? Then there's the issue of a certain family sitcom whose central figure has been revealed to be a sexual predator. Should that impact our respect for his show? Well, we asked our readers to sort through all these issues and select their favorite series the Reagan decade. Here are the results. 

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