Looking back at the adventures of MacGyver (1985) we can all agree that it’s impossible to assemble an explosive bomb with a box of matches and used chewing gum. Back in the 1980s, anything was possible, and if MacGyver put his hand on it, it was magic. He had it all, plus, he was the only thing to watch on TV.
Henry Winkler, known to us all as Fonzie of “Happy Days” was one of the creators of the show and responsible for casting Richard Dean Anderson for the lead role. Unlike other TV shows, MacGyver didn’t have a passionate love affair throughout the show which left him available for the 1980s stay-home moms.
The A-Team Needed an A-Network
If you have a problem that no one else can fix, then there was only one group of gun-toting mercenaries on who you could rely. Just like the iconic opening says, if you can find them then you can hire the A-Team. While this legendary show only ran for five seasons, its fan base grew and grew and continues to grow to this day.
The leading reason why viewers loved to tune in to this explosive show was the characters. Together, they were TV magic. The show packed it up in 1987 and instead of an explosive bang that had been part of the show for so long, it went out with a whimper. NBC mismanaged the final season so badly that they even aired some of the final seasons out of order.
Magnum PI Is Tom Selleck's Take on James Bond
If there is one iconic symbol in the show, it has to be the red Ferrari. Tom Selleck was one hot guy when he played the role of the tropical private investigator and his series was ranked in the top 20 TV shows constantly. A remake was produced in 2018, however, it didn't bring back to life the passion and devotion the audience had toward this one-of-a-kind agent. The inspiration for the character of Magnum was James Bond with a girl in one arm and a martini in the other.
As Tom Selleck wanted to be more daring and felt the 007 boundaries were not his cup of tea, the character was rewritten and Magnum became the laidback hunk we all remember.
One Tree Hill Had to Lay Down the Law With CMM
The original name of the show was "Ravens". Somewhere along the line, it changed to "One Tree Hill" named after the U2 hit which carries the same name. Chad Michael Murray insisted on playing the role of Lucas. The production thought otherwise and paired him with the role of Nathan. The show was initially supposed to be a movie but the storyline just kept on developing. The creation of a series was called for.
It has become one of the most memorable shows in show history. The main characters grasped an astonishing $100,000 per episode which wasn't very economical by the time the show reached its ninth season.
Small Wonder and the Wondergirl
In 1985, the future was predicted with the amazing robot girl named Vickey. She was fantastic, made of plastic, and was the secret adoptive girl of the family. Although it was popular mostly among the younger teens, it was aired all over the world and when you think of it, it was kind of weird although it still enjoyed some reruns during the 1990s and 2000s.
Tiffany Brissette played the role of Vickey and for that, she should be applauded. She had to memorize her lines and paint them all with a robotic accent. Talk about wonders.