Which ’80s TV Show Are You?

ENTERTAINMENT

Ian Fortey

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

TV history was forever changed in the 1980s thanks to the advent of cable. No longer did the big three networks control everything, and people finally started getting an abundance of choices. This was the groundwork that led to what we have today, with 500 channels and nothing to watch sometimes. It also meant that everyone had to try harder. It wasn't a given that people would just tune in to your show because they only had three choices every single night. If a show wanted an audience, more effort had to go into making it work. That didn't mean every show worked, it just exposed those that didn't work well so much more easily. 

Some of the best shows in TV history came out of the '80s. This was the age when sitcoms ruled in a way they never had before. TV families were bigger, bolder and more memorable. Dramatic shows amped up the action to the next level and the VCR meant people could record and watch shows rather than being glued to the TV 24/7. It was quite the time to be on the couch. 

If you're a fan of '80s TV, then you owe it to yourself to find out which '80s show you truly are deep down inside. Take the quiz and see!

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If you could only watch one '80s sitcom ever again, what would it be?

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Do you feel like you could be a successful actor?

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How often do you binge-watch a whole series on Netflix?

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Do you make decisions with your heart or your head?

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Do people ever accuse you of being too intense?

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TV isn't all live action! Pick the best '80s cartoon.

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Would you ever blow off a friend to watch a show?

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Which sitcom family from the '80s do you remember most?

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Do you ever lose your cool?

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Sometimes there's a once-in-a-lifetime event captured on TV. Which '80s event do you remember?

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How many streaming services do you subscribe to right now?

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Do you ever hate-watch TV?

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Do you prefer waiting week to week to watch new shows or would you rather binge?

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Have you ever talked to the TV while you watched to criticize a character's choices?

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The power's out and TV is not an option. What are you going to do?

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