Being a child of the 80s was pretty great (radical, perhaps?) and pretty weird, too. I was born during the Iranian Hostage Crisis, so for the first decade of my life I thought Reagan was royalty or something, for good or ill. Weird Al was around, and so was Mr. T. I saw video games become household objects, I suffered through episodes of 3-2-1 Contact (Psych! I loved that show), and I saw not just the birth but the death of MTV (grrr, reality TV). I saw the end of Communism (yeah, yeah, it happened in the 90s but we all knew what was up by ’89), I saw Michael Jackson’s hair catch on fire, and believed that Deloreans could travel through time.
The list of great, awful, and weird things about the 80s is endless, and equally endless TV shows and websites have dedicated themselves to the topic, so I’ll get right to it and focus on the top five things that I personally miss most about the 1980s.Read More