The 90’s was one of the best decades in television. It wasn’t common to switch the channel and find a vampire or a werewolf on the screen. Everything was different back then, from the color quality to the humor. Read on to find out what made the 90’s a great decade for the entertainment industry.
10. Boy Meets World
“Boy Meets World” started airing in 1993. It followed the life of Cory Matthews, an eleven year old boy in Philadelphia. The last episode aired in 2000, so you can imagine just how many real life issues were discussed on the television show, especially for viewers who were the same age as the characters. What makes this TV show special is the values it taught not just for the younger fans but for all the fans in general. It was one of those shows that the whole family could enjoy.
9. Full House
“Full House” aired from 1987 to 1995. It was a big hit in 90’s. It was one of those shows where we would just sing along to the opening credits. I bet a lot of you still remembers the song. The best part about the show is that we could all relate to the characters somehow. It’s been close to two decades since the show last aired, but the Tanner family is probably still one of America’s best known TV families.
8. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” has one of the most catchy theme songs ever written for any television show. The song was performed by Will Smith himself, who was the main character on the show. The series was not as family oriented and child friendly as the first two shows on this list, but it was a great comedy for teenagers and older audiences. It shows how people of different backgrounds relate to one another.
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7. Early Edition
“Early Edition” aired from 1996 to 2000. What made this TV program so unique was its concept. It was about a man who received a copy of the newspaper Chicago Sun-Times a day in advance, every single day. This meant he knew all the big things that were to happen before they even happened. They certainly don’t make fantasy drama like this anymore.
6. Dawson’s Creek
“Dawson’s Creek” was what high school students of the 90’s used to watch. It didn’t air until the later part of the decade, and it ran until 2003, but it was in 1998 and 1999 when it had its most dedicated viewers. The TV show centered on the lives of friends who helped each other overcome different challenges. Unlike the common TV drama shows today, this show was set in a small town, which made the characters feel familiar to a lot of the fans.
5. All That
The first season of “All That” aired in 1994 but in ran until 2005. “All That” was a variety show that catered to younger audiences. The sketches were quite short and the humor was wholesome. Unlike other sketch comedy variety shows, this was the kind of program that you could watch with your children.
4. Melrose Place
“Melrose Place” showed what life was like for young adults in the 90’s. The plot was a bit on the heavy side, so it wasn’t something that the really young children could have enjoyed. However it was one of the TV shows that defined the 1990’s. It showed different people from different walks of life and how they dealt with situations that were familiar to the viewers. The series ran from 1992 to 1999.
3. Beverly Hills 90210
A lot of us grew up watching “Beverly Hills 90210”. The show ran from 1990 to 2000. It followed a group of wealthy students from high school until college. What made a lot of people love the show was how realistic the issues were. Even if not all American teenagers could actually afford the characters’ lifestyles, the problems that they faced were certainly ones that we could all see ourselves going through.
2. 3rd Rock From The Sun
“3rd Rock From The Sun” was a sitcom about aliens who went to planet Earth to observe human behavior. To fit in, they posed as a family of four. It was a fun show with just the right kind of humor. The characters were quite lovable, and it was interesting how they really tried to adapt to life on Earth no matter how different our habits were from theirs. It aired from 1996 to 2001.
The sitcom “Friends” wasn’t just the best series of the 90’s. It’s also probably the best TV show of all time. The characters had such different personalities that just gave them so much chemistry. That probably also contributed to the show’s humor. To this day, it’s still one of the funniest TV shows ever. There was also just enough drama and romance in the series to balance it out. The series ran from 1994 to 2004.