Like, OH MY GOD! It’s totally awesome you came back to find out what my favorite K’s are from the 1980s. Like the most rad tv show, movie and music from the 80s.
Even though it was a spinoff of Dallas, I love Knots Landing more. I didn’t watch Knots while it was airing. I watched it years later when the entire series was re-aired on TNT or SoapNet – I can’t remember which possibly both, but I was hooked. It is about more regular people than Dallas, so it is a little more identifiable. The first season is a little slow, but once Donna Mills joined the cast as Abby Cunningham (soon to be Ewing) Knots Landing immediately became the cul de sac where you wanted to live! (Kind of what Heather Locklear did for Melrose Place in the 1990s.) I now have the complete series (all 14 seasons) on dvd and rewatch it once a year or every other year.
The Karate Kid movie
As one of my top five favorite movies of all time (you’ll learn about two of the others next week), I’m obsessed with The Karate Kid. I watch it constantly. I know every line. I have it on dvd and downloaded on my kindle and on my phone for emergencies. I spent this past New Year’s Eve watching The Karate Kid trilogy with a friend, the first is heads and shoulders above the other two although the second one isn’t bad. Why I love this movie so much is partially the nostalgia factor – taking me back to 1984 when I was in middle school dreaming of a romance with Ralph Macchio (oh how I adored him!) But the movie does still hold up today, it is still very entertaining and has that feel good Rocky feeling at the end when Daniel wins. Oh, sorry spoiler alert.
The Karate Kid soundtrack
I love The Karate Kid soundtrack SO much I made it my favorite music from the 1980s starting with K. I bought the record back in 1984 and still have it today, and still play it today on my record player. It is really a great soundtrack. As I listen to the songs, the scenes from the movie play in my head. For some reason, the most famous song in the movie was not on the soundtrack – Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer” is not included.
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 band or song from the 80s starting with the letter K? Please come back tomorrow to read about my faves from the 80s that start with the letter L. And be sure to check out the 1970s from A to Z here.