The 80s had the best TV shows and they certainly don’t make action shows like they used to. Here are 10 of the best Action packed classic 80s TV Shows from the golden age TV!
1. T.J. Hooker (1982-1986)
It starred William Shatner as Sgt. T.J. Hooker, a former detective who had volunteered to teach at the police academy and go back out on the beat, to clean up the streets after his former partner was killed in the line of duty.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B000A0XTQW” locale=”UK” tag=”80smagazi-21″]T.J.Hooker – Series 1 And 2 [DVD][/easyazon_link]
2. The Fall Guy
A series about bounty hunter Colt Seavers. Every week Colt and his gang was assigned to apprehend a fugitive from justice. Colt and his cousin Howie were also working as stuntmen in Hollywood.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B000O76ZTY” locale=”UK” tag=”80smagazi-21″]The Fall Guy – Season 1  [DVD][/easyazon_link]
3. The Equaliser (1985-1989)
Robert McCall is a retired secret agent. Having become disillusioned by all the rigamarole that comes with secret agenting, McCall starts to look out for the little guy. Calling himself “The Equalizer,” McCall puts ads in the paper marketing to desperate people in desperate situations. McCall usually takes these cases for little or no money
[easyazon_link identifier=”B00BSVJ92A” locale=”UK” tag=”80smagazi-21″]The Equalizer – The Complete Collection [DVD] [/easyazon_link]
4. The A Team (1983 – 1987)
In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire… the A-Team.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B01LT9XKB6″ locale=”UK” tag=”80smagazi-21″]The A-Team – Complete [Blu-ray][/easyazon_link]
5. Street Hawk (1985)
This is Jesse Mach, an ex-motorcycle cop, injured in the line of duty. Now a police troubleshooter, he’s been recruited for a top secret government mission to ride Street Hawk — an all-terrain attack motorcycle designed to fight urban crime, capable of incredible speeds up to three hundred miles an hour, and immense firepower. Only one man, federal agent Norman Tuttle, knows Jesse Mach’s true identity. The man…the machine…Street Hawk.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B003757VV6″ locale=”UK” tag=”80smagazi-21″]Street Hawk – The Complete Series [DVD] [/easyazon_link]
6. Magnum P.I. (1980 – 1988)
Former Naval Intelligence officer Thomas Magnum resigns his commission to become a private investigator on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. He lands a home in the guest house on the estate of millionaire author Robin Masters in exchange for testing the estate’s security, but is forced to work under the strict and ever watchful eye of Jonathan Quayle Higgins.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B01MXDZ030″ locale=”UK” tag=”80smagazi-21″]Magnum P.I. – The Complete Collection [Blu-ray][/easyazon_link]
7. Macguyver (1985 – 1992)
MacGyver is a top agent for the Phoenix Foundation, a progressive agency devoted to righting the wrongs of the world. Even more progressive is the genius MacGyver, who never carries a gun and always thwarts the enemy with vast scientific knowledge – sometimes with little more than a paper clip.
8. Knight Rider (1982 – 1986)
Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless in a world of criminals who operate above the law.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B01LZKTRLP” locale=”UK” tag=”80smagazi-21″]Knight Rider – The Complete Collection [Blu-ray][/easyazon_link]
9. CHiPs (1977 – 1983)
California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello cruise the freeways of Los Angeles, solve crimes and help people in trouble in this cop show. The stakes usually weren’t very high — the better to highlight the personal lives of Ponch and Jon.
10. Airwolf (1984 – 1987)
At the behest of a shadowy government organization, an enigmatic loner steals a supersonic military helicopter from its twisted creator and uses it to fight the bad guys around the world
[easyazon_link identifier=”B00IGRO3TI” locale=”UK” tag=”80smagazi-21″]Airwolf – The Complete Collection:Seasons 1-3 – 13 DVD Set [DVD][/easyazon_link]