Rewatching 80's Stuff

Zardnaar

Hero
Has anyone recently rewatched anything from the 80s?

We recently picked up Amazon Prime in addition to Netflix and I rewatch The Highlander.

I enjoyed this movie years ago probably watched it in the early 90s so haven't seen it since at least Highlander 3. It's a big ad for Queen music. It was a bit cheesy and corny. Even had a 80s training montage. Still they had a bit of character development, it made sense and overall still enjoyed it. Wasn't great but still.

The other shhow was Married With Children. Currently on episode 2 season 1. It's fairly tame with what came later but still fairly crude by 1987 standards. It was roughly contemporary with the Cosby Show and Full House.

Back in the day I watched it with my mother, probably season 2 circa 1989. Missed a few of the jokes back then but rewatched it maybe a decade or so ago. Probably couldn't make a show like this anymore.

Might have to rewatch Labyrinth again.
 
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ccs

39th lv DM
Movies more so than TV.

The most recent 80's TV I watched was Greatest American Hero & the 1st couple seasons of Star Trek NG
 

Imaculata

Adventurer
I might be doing an 80's version of my annual Horror movie night this year. There's a lot of great horror flicks from the 80's. We could easily fill a whole night with them.
 

GreyLord

Adventurer
I watch late 70s and 80s stuff.

Magnum P.I. was and still is awesome. They have a new series of it on CBS.

MacGyver was and still is awesome. They also have a new series of it.

Watched the old Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers. Kids and grandkids are bored stiff by them. Ironically, grandkids are bored by the newer BSG as well. It's a no win situation for them on that one.

A-team is a fun romp to watch...though somewhat misogynistic at times.

Tried Knight Rider...can't get through it though.

Anyone remember the primetime soaps? Dallas, Dynasty, and Falcon Crest?
 

Zardnaar

Hero
Old BSG is kind of terrible.

New one had a few decent episodes but tailed off in later seasons.

Would like to see Mac Gyver again I was allowed to stay up an extra hour to watch it.
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
I find that I have a heard time watching stuff from the '80s these days. Most of it just doesn't age well. The exception would be old action movies that are so kitschy that they have a certain charm, that bridges the gap for me.

If I'm watching old stuff, it's generally back to the '50s and '60s.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
I find that I have a heard time watching stuff from the '80s these days. Most of it just doesn't age well. The exception would be old action movies that are so kitschy that they have a certain charm, that bridges the gap for me.

If I'm watching old stuff, it's generally back to the '50s and '60s.
The Highlander is action right?

Married with Children episode 8. Poor Buck having to eat marshmellows.

Still have a soft spot for Lamborghini Contact and MiG 29s.
 
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lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
I find that I have a heard time watching stuff from the '80s these days. Most of it just doesn't age well. The exception would be old action movies that are so kitschy that they have a certain charm, that bridges the gap for me.

If I'm watching old stuff, it's generally back to the '50s and '60s.
Agreed. The 80s is like the uncanny valley when it comes to nostalgia?

I can watch Stark Trek (TOS), and for whatever reason, it feels less dated than TNG.

But TNG is Shakespeare (and more late 80s, 90s) compared to the drek that we had in the 80s. Knight Rider? Air Wolf? Great in theory! Terrible to actually have to watch.
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
Agreed. The 80s is like the uncanny valley when it comes to nostalgia?

I can watch Stark Trek (TOS), and for whatever reason, it feels less dated than TNG.

But TNG is Shakespeare (and more late 80s, 90s) compared to the drek that we had in the 80s. Knight Rider? Air Wolf? Great in theory! Terrible to actually have to watch.
That first is well put. Just slightly.... off.

Past a certain point and the memory of original viewing fades. I remember watching TOS, The Wild, Wild West, Mission Impossible. I can watch them all now without the same issues. I could likely even take Starlost, in small doses, after all this time. 1950s SciFi is even betterfor me. Classics like "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and the rare dramatic role for Leslie Nielsen in "Forbidden Planet" (my two all-time favourite SF movies).
 

Raunalyn

Adventurer
I recently watched KickBoxer (Jean-Claude Van Damme) on Netflix...I think that it may be the most 80's movie in existence. Training montage, sad JCVD roaming through the streets being sad...slow-mo action scenes with him making funny faces.

The Running Man comes a close second.
 

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
I recently watched KickBoxer (Jean-Claude Van Damme) on Netflix...I think that it may be the most 80's movie in existence. Training montage, sad JCVD roaming through the streets being sad...slow-mo action scenes with him making funny faces.

The Running Man comes a close second.
If you ever want to visually show someone the difference between the 70s and 80s, show them Rambo 1 and Rambo 2 back-to-back.

They were both released in the 80s, but they couldn't be more different. One is Carter, the other is Regan.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
I loved (and still do) all the Glen A Larson American TV action shows of the 80s. A-Team, Knight Rider, Airwolf... love ‘em all. In that order. Plus theme tunes; that art seems to have been lost, except for Game of Thrones.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
I'm scared to rewatch any of those shows. I used to love Airwolf, I guess it's terrible now.

Movies age better it seems. Wouldn't mind seeing the Quartermann movies again.

Just put on Ghost Busters. No Kickboxer on NZ Netflix.
 
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trappedslider

Explorer
I watched WarGames a couple of nights ago,and I still enjoy it despite how dated it is, I watched the trailer for Antitrust [video=youtube;I7hhqX1PANU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7hhqX1PANU[/video] and I couldn't even finish that because of how poorly it aged.

I did watch the first two seasons of Mission Impossible on prime,so that was good.
 

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