Many television characters became memorable in the '80s for various reasons. Do you remember your own reasons why you loved your faves?
When creating TV characters, scriptwriters need to design a narrative arc that will show the character's progression in line with the plot's development. They need to show how a character will clearly fit into the unfolding story or how these characters will react if certain events happen. Audiences can definitely identify with these characters when they see them making decisions. No matter if the decisions made are successful or not, viewers always appreciate the humanity of failure and cheer on the characters' victories, both large and small.
In television, there will always be good characters and bad characters. Viewers tend to cheer for the "good guys" but they sometimes love watching the "bad guys." After all, we all watch these TV shows for their conflicts. The bigger the conflict, the more hooked we all get!
And then there are characters who simply portray lovable persons -- an aunt or uncle you'd love to have, a boy or girl you'd wish lived next door, or a skilled person you'd want to emulate or befriend. Yes, they can all be found in TV land.
In our '80s TV character quiz, you'll get to meet them all, again! Out of the 40 we have here, how many can you correctly name? Tune in to find out!