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Best 80s Action TV Series Challenge: Top 16 Bracket



The 80's had a shitload of popcorn style action shows.

I did my best to go through every 80's debut to pull out the Top 16 and ranked them 1-16 based on my own criteria.

Seeds:
1. Magnum PI
2. MacGyver
3. Miami Vice
4. Star Trek: Next Gen
5. A-Team
6. Knight Rider
7. Airwolf
8. Quantum Leap
9. Greatest American Hero
10. Hunter
11. Simon & Simon
12. Remington Steele
13. The Fall Guy
14. Blue Thunder
15. Riptide
16. China Beach


I may have left some off (Hill Street Blues, TJ Hooker, but I wanted to avoid the police drama genre) so this is what I came up with..

1. One vote per username
2. Round 1 will last thru Sunday

Round 1:

(1) Magnum PI vs (16) China Beach

(2) MacGyver vs (15) Riptide

(3) Miami Vice vs (14) Blue Thunder

(4) Star Trek: Next Gen vs (13) The Fall Guy

(5) A-Team vs (12) Remington Steele

(6) Knight Rider vs (11) Simon & Simon

(7) Airwolf vs (10) Hunter

(8) Quantum Leap vs (9) Greatest American Hero



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PurpleandGold Motown
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(1) Magnum PI vs (16) China Beach

(2) MacGyver vs (15) Riptide

(3) Miami Vice vs (14) Blue Thunder

(4) Star Trek: Next Gen vs (13) The Fall Guy

(5) A-Team vs (12) Remington Steele

(6) Knight Rider vs (11) Simon & Simon

(7) Airwolf vs (10) Hunter

(8) Quantum Leap vs (9) Greatest American Hero

Airwolf falls due to overall shittiness of later seasons.



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quote:

The Fall Guy


Should win because of this:







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quote:

(1) Magnum PI vs (16) China Beach

(2) MacGyver vs (15) Riptide

(3) Miami Vice vs (14) Blue Thunder

(4) Star Trek: Next Gen vs 13) The Fall Guy

(5) A-Team vs (12) Remington Steele

(6) Knight Rider vs (11) Simon & Simon

(7) Airwolf vs (10) Hunter

(8) Quantum Leap vs (9) Greatest American Hero




You can't do 8v9, that's not fair to time travelers or super heroes.






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(1) Magnum PI vs (16) China Beach - Going for Dana Delany in her prime

(2) MacGyver vs (15) Riptide

(3) Miami Vice vs (14) Blue Thunder

(4) Star Trek: Next Gen vs (13) The Fall Guy - This is the song of the lonesome stuntman...

(5) A-Team vs (12) Remington Steele

(6) Knight Rider vs (11) Simon & Simon

(7) Airwolf vs (10) Hunter

(8) Quantum Leap vs (9) Greatest American Hero






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quote:

(1) Magnum PI vs (16) China Beach

(2) MacGyver vs (15) Riptide

(3) Miami Vice vs (14) Blue Thunder

(4) Star Trek: Next Gen vs (13) The Fall Guy
(5) A-Team vs (12) Remington Steele
(6) Knight Rider vs (11) Simon & Simon
(7) Airwolf vs (10) Hunter

(8) Quantum Leap vs (9) Greatest American Hero


I love STNG but I can't put it over The Fall guy in the category of 80's action TV shows. No way!

NBC is representing hard.



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FWIW I don't agree with the seedings but will play despite my disagreeable nature


(1) Magnum PI vs (16) China Beach

(2) MacGyver vs (15) Riptide

(3) Miami Vice vs (14) Blue Thunder

(4) Star Trek: Next Gen vs (13) The Fall Guy

(5) A-Team vs (12) Remington Steele

(6) Knight Rider vs (11) Simon & Simon

(7) Airwolf vs (10) Hunter

(8) Quantum Leap vs (9) Greatest American Hero






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LSUAlum2001
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I tried to base seeds on longevity/syndication after the show ended.

1-8 had 5-9 year runs and are still in syndication on some channels. 9-16 didn't do much via syndication after they were done.



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swamie
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Round 1:

(1) Magnum PI vs (16) China Beach

(2) MacGyver vs (15) Riptide

(3) Miami Vice vs (14) Blue Thunder

(4) Star Trek: Next Gen vs (13) The Fall Guy

(5) A-Team vs (12) Remington Steele

(6) Knight Rider vs (11) Simon & Simon

(7) Airwolf vs (10) Hunter

(8) Quantum Leap vs (9) Greatest American Hero


CHALK






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iwyLSUiwy
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quote:

(1) Magnum PI vs (16) China Beach

(2) MacGyver vs (15) Riptide

(3) Miami Vice vs (14) Blue Thunder

(4) Star Trek: Next Gen vs (13) The Fall Guy

(5) A-Team vs (12) Remington Steele

(6) Knight Rider vs (11) Simon & Simon

(7) Airwolf vs (10) Hunter

(8) Quantum Leap vs (9) Greatest American Hero


Im 26, and have never watched any of these shows

I'm pulling for Hunter though because of Fred Dryer. The only person to ever record two sacks in the same game. KNOWLEDGE.






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re: Best 80s Action TV Series Challenge: Top 16 Bracket


(1) Magnum PI vs (16) China Beach

(2) MacGyver vs (15) Riptide

(3) Miami Vice vs (14) Blue Thunder

(4) Star Trek: Next Gen vs (13) The Fall Guy

(5) A-Team vs (12) Remington Steele

(6) Knight Rider vs (11) Simon & Simon

(7) Airwolf vs (10) Hunter

(8) Quantum Leap vs (9) Greatest American Hero






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re: Best 80s Action TV Series Challenge: Top 16 Bracket


Round 1:

(1) Magnum PI vs (16) China Beach

(2) MacGyver vs (15) Riptide

(3) Miami Vice vs (14) Blue Thunder

(4) Star Trek: Next Gen vs (13) The Fall Guy

(5) A-Team vs (12) Remington Steele

(6) Knight Rider vs (11) Simon & Simon

(7) Airwolf vs (10) Hunter

(8) Quantum Leap vs (9) Greatest American Hero







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Didn't realize Gerald McRaney had so many fans





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quote:

(1) Magnum PI
(2) MacGyver
(3) Miami Vice
(13) The Fall Guy
(5) A-Team
(6) Knight Rider
(7) Airwolf
(8) Quantum Leap



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theunknownknight
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Manum PI is the obvious winner of this tournament, even if you are gay.





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Celery
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No need for a bracket. We all know Magnum PI wins.





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re: Best 80s Action TV Series Challenge: Top 16 Bracket


(1) Magnum PI vs (16) China Beach

(2) MacGyver vs (15) Riptide

(3) Miami Vice vs (14) Blue Thunder

(4) Star Trek: Next Gen vs (13) The Fall Guy

(5) A-Team vs (12) Remington Steele

(6) Knight Rider vs (11) Simon & Simon

(7) Airwolf vs (10) Hunter

(8) Quantum Leap vs (9) Greatest American Hero

China Beach was a great show. Dana Delany had that thing going on back then. Her and that chick from Northern Exposure.

Quantum Leap should have been made into a movie.



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re: Best 80s Action TV Series Challenge: Top 16 Bracket


(1) Magnum PI vs (16) China Beach

(2) MacGyver vs (15) Riptide

(3) Miami Vice vs (14) Blue Thunder

(4) Star Trek: Next Gen vs (13) The Fall Guy

(5) A-Team vs (12) Remington Steele

(6) Knight Rider vs (11) Simon & Simon

(7) Airwolf vs (10) Hunter

(8) Quantum Leap vs (9) Greatest American Hero






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No need for a bracket. We all know Magnum PI wins.


The A-Team laughs at you.






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airwolf

/thread

eta-

quote:

Round 1:

(1) Magnum PI vs (16) China Beach

(2) MacGyver vs (15) Riptide

(3) Miami Vice vs (14) Blue Thunder

(4) Star Trek: Next Gen vs (13) The Fall Guy

(5) A-Team vs (12) Remington Steele

(6) Knight Rider vs (11) Simon & Simon

(7) Airwolf vs (10) Hunter

(8) Quantum Leap vs (9) Greatest American Hero



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