KNIGHT RIDER (1980 -1986)

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Creator: Glen A. Larson

Cast: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart

The Foundation brings Michael back from the brink of death, and uses mysterious and advanced surgery techniques to give him an entirely new face. When the bandages finally come off, he’s played by David Hasselhoff and assumes the new identity of Michael Knight. Wilton Knight is an old man who has been secretly constructing the ultimate machine  in law enforcement, a super-car in the lab he had set up in his garage.Wilton passes on to the next life due to an illness and Michael take on the project.Michael then goes on fighting crime.

Here is the car that steals the show. Yes a car who talks, drive itself and even catch the bad guys. Its names is K.I.T.T. Hasselhoff  has talked about how important it was to him to mix lighter moments of comedy in with action in order for the show to work, and it’s K.I.T.T. But K.I.T.T. is more than just a one note punch-line. It is not far fetch because google has a car that drives itself before you know it will talk to you I think they are working on that, well they are working on artificial intelligence for a car. The car is a back Trans Ams. Keeping K.I.T.T. in top shape while in for frequent tune ups is Bonnie Barstow. Anyway I kind of like this show at the time and I am going to see it again soon it will bring back memories.

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MAGNUM P.I. (1980 – 1988)

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Creators: Glen A. Larson

Cast: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley

Thomas Magnum (Tom Shelleck) is employed on the Hawaiian estate of a wealthy absentee owner name Robin Masters.The estate is run by Jonathan Higgins who does not like Magnum too much and is the head of security of the estate. Magnum also has an other job a private detective.

Here is a memorial show of the 80’s millions of people was watching this show like crazy. Every man wanted to drive that Ferrari. Is a matter of fact at the time Tom Shelleck a native of Michigan his mother was living in wyandotte Michigan. He came in one time to visit his mother and there were 300 people at least on her front lawn waiting for him to get out of the house to take pictures of him. Keep in mind there were no social not cell phone back then. The way Shelleck played the character that’s what appealed to the public. you see Magnum had a sly sense of humor about him that made him appealing the story line were as good as they get. Of course there were the usual car chase, some gun play, and the romances with the ladies if I remember correctly. I saw the all 8 seasons back in the day. Back then there were more than a few private detective series. Higgins (John Hillerman) was the brain, TC (Roger E. Mosley) the muscle and Rick (Larry Manetti) The one who has a heart. Over all a cool series that bring back memories.

Programme Series: Magnum, P.I. - (Series 01).

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QUINCY M.E. (1976 – 1983)

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Creators: Glen A. Larson, Lou Shaw. 

Cast: Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito .

Quincy (Jack Klugman) Is a brilliant medical examiner who does not play by the rule and has the minimum respect for authority. I remember seeing this show  on Tv back in the 70’s back then there was quincy the first show about a Medical Examiner but now you have Jordan And that CSI series. They are rehashing and making it better. Quincy was the original one of them all. This is the first time let the audience of the series see these new techniques and research, including the build-up of a skeletal face to what the person could have looked like, finding evidence on a piece of clothing or shoes. 38 years ago they were tackling some issue that was not seeing on TV yet. Such topics as airplane safety, epidemics, political influence, riots, runaways and child pornography, post traumatic stress disorder as a result of a war experience, migrant workers, crash diets, child abuse, etc…… This show was ahead of its time .Klugman was perfect for this show he as done an outstanding job. His character was humorous yet serious and loved his job. Quincy has charisma and he cares. He was solving the case with the evidence that was presented in the front of him. Overall this is the show that started it all and what a great show it  was. If you get a chance of seeing it see it . It is available on DVD and i am pretty sure it is available on Netflix.

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THE FALL GUY (1981 – 1986)

Creator :  Glen A. Larson

Cast : Lee MajorsDouglas BarrHeather Thomas

Colt Seaver is a combination bounty hunter and stunt man. He drives a big GMC truck with a eagle painted on it’s hood. He chases after “bad guys” and returns them to the Los Angeles area. He has two companions, Howie and Jodie. These two companions usually follow Colt in his adventures and sometimes they are on there own.
Oh! Yeah I remember this one back in the day we used to watch that one and see Heather Thomas in action. She was hot and still hot now. Lee Majors Was back with this series I like this one it lasted 5 years. Heather is still doing TV and movies. As for Lee majors Who was born in Wyandotte Michigan is still working doing movies and TV. I guess there is life after The six million Dollar man. He is still the coolest dude around. As for Douglas Barr He is still working doing movies and TV, He also directs for TV. It was not the best written show but it was fun to watch.