Nostalgia is a funny thing, when we look back at our childhood we tend to remember the really great moments and the really awful ones, but not much in between. It's the same with TV shows. When you think of watching TV in the '80s, only hits like Cheers and The A-Team come to mind, but the truth is for every memorable show there were at least a dozen we'd rather forget.
This list doesn't collect the worst TV shows from the 80s, but it does include 11 that most people have forgotten about.
It's a real mix of the good, the bad and the ugly, but there are definitely a few diamonds in the rough. Read this list and see how many you remember.
1. She's The Sheriff
Suzanne Somers (Chrissy from Three's Company) starred in this comedy about a woman who takes over her late husband's job as the sheriff of a small Nevada town. The show made TV Guide's list of the "50 Worst TV Shows of All Time," which explains why there hasn't been any hooplah over the show's 30th anniversary this year.
2. Slim Goodbody's Inside Story
Goodbody (played by actor John Burstein) got his own show on PBS after appearing as an educational skit on morning news shows as "the superhero of health." While he peaked in the 80s, Goodbody and his creepy human anatomy suit are still doing public appearances at schools and hospitals.
3. The Powers of Matthew Star
This sci-fi show about an alien prince from the planet Quadris pretending to be a regular high school student actually has some impressive special effects, but not much else going for it. To add injury to insult, lead actor Peter Barton was badly burned in a pyrotechnics mishap while filming.
Don't forget to include the exclamation mark! Voyagers! was something like a low-rent Quantum Leap, with character Phineas and Jeffrey jumping through history using a magic pocket watch called the Omni. You could probably get more laughs out of a history textbook than the average episode of this show.
5. It's Your Move
This forgot gem starred a young Jason Bateman as a teenaged con man who came up with a different hustle each episode. It actually got great reviews, but it aired at the same time as Dynasty, so it was doomed to low ratings from the start.
Click the next page for more forgotten '80s shows, including Double Trouble!