Travel back in time with these timeless TV shows from the 70s
The 70s was an undeniably cool decade. If it wasn’t, an awesome show like That ‘70s Show starring Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis wouldn’t exist. That ‘70s Show was created because of the inspiration the 70s era brought into the world. Bell bottom jeans, peace symbols, and heart-shaped sunglasses remind us of the iconic time in history that no one will ever be able to forget. These timeless TV shows from the 70s will live on forever.
All in the Family (1971 – 1979)
TV shows from the 70s like All in the Family really changed the dynamic of television because it was one of the first shows to give a realistic depiction of troubled family life. It’s about a man named Archie Bunker who fits the category of an uneducated bigot, married to a wife who is really kind but not very intelligent. Archie is surrounded by people who doesn’t really like, including his Black neighbors and feminist cousin.
The Bob Newhart Show (1972 – 1978)
The Bob Newhart Show is a TV show from the 70s about a man named Bob Hartley who lives & works in Chicago as a psychologist. His wife, Emily, enjoys life with him in their high rise penthouse. Bob’s day-to-day life should be fairly simple but instead, he’s got a lot to deal with in terms of his patients at work, his close circle of friends, and of course, his wife Emily.
The Brady Bunch (1969 – 1974)
The Brady Bunch is one of the most famous TV shows from the 70s and is used all the time to reference larger-sized families to this day. It’s about a man raising three boys on his own who falls in love with a woman raising three girls on her own. They get married and do the whole blended family thing. The issues they face in the show are always pretty innocent and easily solved.
Charlie’s Angels (1976 – 1981)
The original Charlie’s Angels TV show that aired in the 70s has inspired plenty of new entertainment including the franchise starring Cameron Diaz in the early 2000s and the reboot starring Kristen Stewart in 2019. The 70s Charlie’s Angels TV show stars Farrah Fawcett in the leading role alongside Jaclyn Smith & Kate Jackson. It maintains the same themes of scantily clad female spies handling bad guys.
Good Times (1974 – 1979)
Good Times is a memorable TV show from the 70s about a couple named James & Florida Evans. They are on a mission to raise their kids the right way, even though it feels quite challenging at times. One of their kids is a struggling artist, another is super politically active, and the third seems to have her head on straight. They juggle family life with interactions involving their neighbors & landlord in each episode.
Happy Days (1974 – 1984)
Happy Days was filmed in the 70s to the 80s but it is supposed to be set in the 50s & 60s. It’s about the Cunningham family living their lives in Milwaukee. The patriarch of the family, Howard, owns a hardware store to make a living and take care of his wife & kids. Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli is the resident troublemaker who likes to stir up the drama every once in a while when he isn’t hooking up with girls or fixing cars.
M*A*S*H (1972 – 1983)
M*A*S*H is an eleven-season sitcom that focuses on the lives of men in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. They are part of the 4077th group and they are stationed to help take care of injured soldiers who got hurt during the Korean War. They crack jokes and try to make light of their dire circumstances instead of falling into dark depressions. The comedy in M*A*S*H makes the show unforgettable.
The Partridge Family (1970 – 1974)
In the 70s, The Partridge Family was certainly a top show to watch. The show is about a woman who is raising her five kids alone after her husband passes away. She joins together with her children to record a hit song that leads them down the path of going on tour across the country. Their lives are forever changed as they compare a life of fame on the road to life in the suburbs at home.