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The TV Shows of 1990
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TV Show: Beverly Hills, 90210 ( 1990 )
This long-running drama dealt with the experiences of a group of young people in Beverly Hills, CA as they navigated high school, college and ultimately the real world. The series focused on their travails as they tried to maintain their friendship while dealing with romances, family and personal crises, tragedies and countless drug addictions.
TV Show: Law & Order ( 1990 )
In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important, groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.
TV Show: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ( 1990 )
Will Smith plays a young man transplanted from the tough streets of Philadelphia to live with his wealthy Bel-Air relatives, causing everyone to adjust how they live and think.
TV Show: Twin Peaks ( 1990 )
Set in the fictional town of Twin Peaks in northeast Washington state, this is the story of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper and his investigation of the murder of a popular local teenage schoolgirl, Laura Palmer.
TV Show: Stephen King's It ( 1990 )
A creature from beyond the stars can take on the shape of your worst fear... or a clown, because everyone loves clowns. Every 27 years the creature--It--emerges from hibernation to feed on children. But seven children stopped It during its last cycle. Now It is back, and the children who had the power of faith and imagination are 27 years older... and may be easy prey.
TV Show: Wings ( 1990 )
The sky's the limit when estranged brothers - Joe and Brian Hackett reunite to run a commuter airline together. On the small island of Nantucket, the Hacketts run with a first-class crew of neighbors and co-workers, including lunch counter manager and childhood friend Helen Chappel. Their rival Roy Biggins keeps them on their guard, while sharp-tongued ex-stewardess Fay keeps them on their toes. Big-hearted Italian cab driver Antonio and eccentric mechanic Lowell always keep life around the terminal interesting.
TV Show: Northern Exposure ( 1990 )
Fresh out of New York's Columbia University, cocky young Dr. Joel Fleischman is looking forward to his comfortable position in Alaska's largest city. Upon his arrival, Joel finds himself a fish-out-of-water as he's instead assigned to a tiny Alaskan village where the offbeat locals would love him to stay forever.
TV Show: Blossom ( 1990 )
The series changed the face of prime-time sitcoms by introducing young audiences to an eccentric teenaged girl from a broken home on the mend. A video blogger predating the Internet, Blossom Russo chronicled the events of her teenage life in full, hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking detail, providing inspiration to youngsters and their families for five very special seasons.
TV Show: Keeping Up Appearances ( 1990 )
Played with aplomb by Patricia Routledge, Hyacinth is a character with few, if any, saving graces. Her pompous, self-serving attitude makes life miserable for all around her.
TV Show: The Flash ( 1990 )
The Flash is Barry Allen, a police scientist, who was working one night during a terrible thunder storm when a bolt of lightning crashes through the lab window, electrocuting him. Barry survives and soon learns that he is now able to move at almost incomprehensible speed.
TV Show: Mr. Bean ( 1990 )
The first episode of the original "Mr. Bean" series starring Rowan Atkinson was first broadcast on 1st January 1990. Since then Mr. Bean has become known all over the world. Created by Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis and Robin Driscoll, there were only 14 episodes ever made. The original series emerged from Rowan Atkinson's stage revues of the 1980′s which featured the silent odd-ball. Rowan Atkinson's comic acting genius has created a highly original work for television. The Mr. Bean series has been sold to 190 territories worldwide and has won an International Emmy and the Golden Rose of Montreux.
TV Show: Rugrats ( 1991 )
Rugrats reveals the world from a baby's point of view. Everything looks bigger, more mysterious and uncontrollable. Angelica, the oldest, likes to terrorize her cousin, Tommy, and his friends, and is famous for screaming, "You stupid babies!" The adults in the series are often clueless.
TV Show: In Living Color ( 1990 )
In 1989, Keenen Ivory Wayans set about making a pilot for something the likes of which had never been seen prior on US television. It wasn't just going to be a show performed by black people for black people but was to be a multi-ethnic series. He recruited two white actors who were fairly unknown at the time—Jim Carrey and Kelly Coffield. In addition, the show introduced more upcoming talent, in the form of Tommy Davidson, Kim Coles, David Alan Grier, T'keyah "Crystal" Keymah and finally his siblings Kim Wayans and Damon Wayans.
TV Show: Dream On ( 1990 )
Dream On is an American adult-themed situation comedy about the family life, romantic life, and career of Martin Tupper, a divorced New York City book editor. The show centered on Martin's life in an apartment in New York City with his teenage son, and relating to his ex-wife, while trying to date other women and succeed as an editor for a small book publisher. The show was notable for its frequent use of clips from old movies and TV shows to express Martin's inner life and feelings, which lent it much of its quirky appeal, reminding viewers about the impact of TV on their consciousness. The show was also significant for being one of the first American sitcoms to use uncensored profanity and nudity.
TV Show: Parker Lewis Can't Lose ( 1990 )
For most teenagers, high school is filled with obstacles nearly impossible to traverse. But then there is Parker Lewis, the one teenager able to overcome any barrier with the use of his wits and the help of his best buds, rock n roller Mikey and their quintessential nerd assistant Jerry. Of course, that does not mean Principal Grace Musso will give up her attempts to foil the Buds' plans to maintain total coolness!
TV Show: Swamp Thing ( 1990 )
When an attempt on Dr. Alec Holland's life leaves him consumed by deadly chemicals and fire, the swamps of Louisiana transform him into a superhuman creature hell-bent on ridding the swamp--and the world--of the evil that men do.
TV Show: Hillside ( 1991 )
Hillside follows the students of fictional Hillside School and dealt with a variety of issues including dating, divorce, alcohol abuse, and friendship. The show played heavily into stereotypes, including two characters named Dylan and Chris, who wore leather jackets to show off their toughness, but which could not completely disguise their inner selves.
TV Show: Road to Avonlea ( 1990 )
Based on a series of novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, Road to Avonlea follows a young rich girl as she is sent to live with relatives in the fictional town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island in the early 1900s.Sara Stanley (Sarah Polley) is a 10-year-old Montréal heiress who is sent by her wealthy father to live with her two maiden aunts, Hetty and Olivia King, to be near her late mother's side of the family.This critically-acclaimed Canadian favourite follows Sarah as she struggles to transition from her privileged Montréal life to survive emotionally in rural Avonlea without her father, as well as the drama and romance of the other members of the King family and other residents of the Avonlea community.
TV Show: The Crystal Maze ( 1990 )
This highly popular Channel 4 game show saw a team of six contestants (three male, three female) led around four time zones by the host Richard O'Brien, playing games and winning crystals as prizes. The Crystal Maze wasn't really a maze at all. It can be better described as: a circuit of four inter-connecting play areas or "time zones" with the crystal dome in the centre.
TV Show: Jeeves and Wooster ( 1990 )
Perfectly capturing the wit of P.G Wodehouse's novels, this impeccable series traces the insane shenanigans of Bertram Wooster and his faithful butler Jeeves. Set against a 1930s backdrop of Hooray Henries and splendidly indomitable aunts, Jeeves battles against Wooster's relentless list of prospective brides to hilarious consequences.
TV Show: Tiny Toon Adventures ( 1990 )
Tiny Toon Adventures is a kids-version of the classic Warner Bros. stars and their cartoons. This show is hosted by Buster and Babs Bunny (No relation!) and their friends Plucky Duck, an egotistical power crazy duck much like Daffy Duck, and Hamton Pig, a shy, kind-hearted pig with low self-esteem just like Porky Pig. The toons are constantly terrorized by Dizzy Devil, a purple version of Taz; Elmyra Duff, a dangerously childish, animal loving freak of nature which makes any animal who comes near her run; and rich kid Montana Max, who goes by the philosophy that rich people never pay and hates everyone and everything.
TV Show: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures ( 1990 )
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures follows Bill and Ted as they continue their time travel adventures while being guided by Rufus to their destiny as the Two Great Ones whose music will bring about universal peace. Aired on CBS, the first season had the benefit of Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, and George Carlin reprising their roles from the film. However, for the second season, the shows went through many production changes, switched to Fox Kids, and the two leads from the yet-to-air live action series took over for the voices of Bill and Ted.
TV Show: Maniac Mansion ( 1990 )
Maniac Mansion is a Canadian sitcom that aired on YTV from 1990-1993. The series follows the lives of the Edisons family who live in a large mansion in the suburban neighborhood of Cedar Springs.
TV Show: The Baby-Sitters Club ( 1990 )
Based on the popular series of children's books, this show follows the ups and downs of a young teen business club for babysitters.
TV Show: Evening Shade ( 1990 )
Wood Newton is a retired pro American Football player who has returned to his childhood home - the small town of Evening Shade, Arkansas. He's now the coach of the local high school Football team, which brings him closer to the other residents of the town.
TV Show: Captain Planet and the Planeteers ( 1990 )
The show focuses on five teenagers who are all given magic rings by Gaia, the Spirit of Earth. Kwame from Africa, Wheeler from North America, Linka from Soviet Union (changed to Eastern Europe after the Soviet Union's collapse), Gi from Asia and Ma-Ti from South America. When the powers of the five rings are combined (Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Heart), an environmental superhero, Captain Planet, is summoned.
TV Show: Bobby's World ( 1990 )
Bobby's World was an animated series which aired on FOX from 1990-1998. It followed the daily life of Bobby Generic & his very overactive imagination on how he sees the world.
TV Show: Get a Life ( 1990 )
An unconventional sitcom that follows Chris Peterson - a 30-year-old paperboy still stuck in living like a perpetual child. His bizarre understanding of reality leads to many warped adventures. A prime example of the show's surrealness was that Chris actually dies in several episodes.
TV Show: Ferris Bueller ( 1990 )
Based on the popular feature film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," this half hour situation comedy followed the high school adventures of Ferris Bueller and his friends.
TV Show: TaleSpin ( 1990 )
Baloo the Bear stars in an adventurous comedy of love and conflict with his friend Kit Cloudkicker. Rebecca Cunningham and her daughter Molly purchase Baloo's failing company. Baloo must fly transport runs to clear his debt while dodging Don Karnage and his sky pirates.
TV Show: Parenthood ( 1990 )
A comedy series based on the film "Parenthood", centering on the characters and conflicts of an extended family of four diverse households and generations.
TV Show: Art Attack ( 1990 )
Art Attack is a British children's television series revolving around art. The brand new series launched on Disney Junior (UK & Ireland) on June 6th 2011 and is presented by Jassa Ahluwalia. Each show involves Jassa producing three works of art, taking the viewer through the various stages of production step by step. The original series was one of ITV's longest running programmes, running from 1990 to 2007, and was presented throughout by Neil Buchanan.
TV Show: The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 ( 1990 )
Everyone thought King Koopa had left the Mushroom Kingdom. Then his Doom Ship attacked! King Koopa is back with the greatest danger ever known: his Koopa kids. Using their new powers, the Super Mario Brothers must rescue Princess Toadstool and beat back the evil Koopa family.
TV Show: Tom & Jerry Kids Show ( 1990 )
TV Show: Samurai Pizza Cats ( 1990 )
The Samurai Pizza Cats are a trio of crime-fighting super-heroes in the town of Little Tokyo, Japan. Wearing Samurai costumes, they burst through the air to the rescue from a humongous cannon connected to their headquarters - A fast food restaurant. Little Tokyo is populated by all kinds of animals. The official governor of the town is the Emperor, but since he became insane, a council takes care of the well-being of the village. One of the members of this council is called Seymour "Big" Cheese, who secretly wishes to take over control of the village.
TV Show: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes ( 1990 )
The series picks up five years after The Great Tomato War (much as the film Return of the Killer Tomatoes did), where tomatoes are banned. However that hasn't stopped Dr. Putrid T. Gangreen from engaging in his experiments. Gangreen's ultimate goal is to rule the world and he won't let anyone stop him.
TV Show: Kid 'n Play
Kid 'n Play is an American hip-hop act from New York City that was popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The duo was composed of Christopher "Kid" Reid (April 5, 1964) and Christopher "Play" Martin (July 10, 1962) working alongside their DJ, Mark "DJ Wiz" Eastmond. Besides their successful musical careers, they are also notable for branching out into acting. Kid 'n Play had their own NBC Saturday morning cartoon, Kid 'n Play, for one season from 1990 to 1991. On the show, Kid 'n Play were regressed to teenagers, but their recording careers remained intact, as did their comic personas. The real Kid 'n Play appeared in live-action wraparounds of the cartoons, but voice actors (again including close friend, Martin Lawrence) performed in the animated portions of the show. The show stressed positive role models, teaching kids how to get along and stay out of trouble. A 1992 Marvel Comics comic book based on the cartoon lasted nine issues. They also shot some segments for the PBS math show Square One TV and Sesame Street.
TV Show: New Kids on the Block ( 1990 )
Way back when The New Kids were cool, they had their own short-lived Saturday morning show. Appealing to rabid teenage girls, this show dealt with The New Kids trying to run away from fans and get to the gig on time. This show is considered a cheesy cartoon classic and lives on in the hearts of many.
TV Show: Gravedale High ( 1990 )
Gravedale High is about teacher Max Schneider, who taught a group of teenage monsters. Each of the kids are modeled after Hollywood's greatest horror monsters. Vinnie is a vampire, Duzer is a gorgon, Blanche is a zombie, Frankentyke is the monster, Reggie is a werewolf, Cleofatra is a mummy, J.P. is a zombie, Gill is a swamp creature, and Sid is an invisible boy.
TV Show: Carol & Company ( 1990 )
A comedy series starring Carol Burnett. Burnett portrays a different comedic character each week. A special guest star is featured on each show along with featured repertory players.