Like, OH MY GOD! It’s totally awesome you found me as I start blogging the A to Z Challenge through the 1980s. Join me on my journey back to the like totally righteous decade! If I could, I’d like to live in the 80s – I am sure! But since I cannot, I will like write about my favorite tv shows, movies and music from the 1980s. Today is the letter A in the A to Z Challenge. My favorite A tv show from the 80s is Alf, my favorite A movie from the 80s is About Last Night and my favorite A music from the 1980s is A-Ha. Let’s motor!
I am not sure why I loved Alf so much. I have the first season on dvd and it doesn’t really hold up today. But back in 1986 when I was 14 and starting high school, it was really funny. My parents thought so too, so it wasn’t just funny for kids. We watched it as a family. We even named our dog after Alf. And to this day, we still quote the old Alfer.
About Last Night
I still love this movie set in Chicago about a typical relationship between a girl and a guy starring Demi Moore (pre boob job) and Rob Lowe (pre sex scandal) a year after they made St. Elmo’s Fire in 1985. This movie resonated so much with me as a young woman because it was so typical of relationships I had where the guy gets scared after committing himself to a girl, even though he was the one who pushed for the relationship. I still watch this movie about once a year, but thankfully I’m no longer the Demi character. Karen from Will and Grace also has a small role in it, but looks and sounds completely different. About Last Night was so great they made a remake of it in 2014.
They didn’t have two many hits, only two that I really know j”The Sun Always Shines on TV” and “Take On Me,” but everyone from the 80s remembers A-Ha. Their video for “Take On Me” totally revolutionized music videos. Remember when there actually were music videos?
Thank you for joining me on my trip back to the totally tubular 1980s as I complete my Blogging from A to Z Challenge. What was your favorite tv show, movie and music from the 80s starting with the letter A? Please come back tomorrow to read about my faves from the 80s that start with the letter B. And be sure to check out the 1970s from A to Z here.