first_imgTHEY’RE DOING THE unthinkable; they’re replacing Jessica Fletcher.Angela Lansbury herself has said she’s not happy about the Murder She Wrote reboot, and we don’t blame here.Growing up, she and some other TV heroes of the eighties (and into the nineties) were just like family we always wanted…1. Granny Jessica FletcherDespite the fact that wherever Jessica went, death followed, she still would have made a wonderful granny.She always pulled off the granny glamour: Source: F**k Yeah Murder She Wrote Source: Cabot Cove Look BookShe had some serious seleb pals: Source: F**k Yeah Murder She Wrote Source: NPHFan Source: HyperVocalAnd even though she spent every episode solving gruesome murders, she always ended with a laugh: Source: margotunderwood2. Grandad MatlockLoveable legal rogue Matlock was the grandad everyone wanted.He had a kind face, always wore a lovely grey suit, and was always getting the better of the bad guys. Source: Imgur Source: Imgur Source: Wdr5. Cool Uncle McGyverUndoubtedly the coolest guy on TV in the eighties, and maybe ever.He could get out of any tricky situation: Source: itsAzzAnd look cool doing it: Source: GifbayAND he was a divil with a paper clip: Source: FunnyJunk6. Glamourous Aunty Maddie Source: FanpopCybill Shepherd played Maddie Hayes in Moonlighting, and when she wasn’t solving crime, she was involved in some of the most intense onscreen chemistry ever with Bruce Willis. Source: YouTube/ImgFlipNow, can you sing the Matlock theme tune without looking it up? You can of course.(pssst here it is. And now you’ll be singing it all night)3. Dad Steven KeatonThe patriarch of the Keaton famiily was a beardy ex-hippie who just wanted his kids to follow his ideals. Instead son Alex and daughter Mallory opted for more conservative values, much to their dad’s chagrin.He did all the things dads do, like teaching kids how to drive: Source: Stevereno81126And how to take a successful nap: Source: Karolina V Source: Tvrage4. Mam Kate TannerThe mam from A.L.F. not only put up with an Alien living in her house, she was also on a never-ending quest to stop him from eating the cat:center_img Oh and the clothes. And the hair. Truly an icon.7. Fashionable sister SamanthaSamantha from Who’s the Boss was eternally embarrassed by her housekeeper dad Tony, his boss Angela and her surrogate little brother Jonathan. Source: TumblrBut man ALIVE could she wear a pair of slouch socks and a huge fringe. 8. Annoying little brother DJPerpetually bullied by two older sisters, DJ Connor was the baby of the Roseanne family, and he grew up right before our eyes in the late eighties and early nineties. Source: FanpopHe dealt with things like relationship advice: Source: TumblrFashion problems:And being alone: Source: TumblrWho were the members of your eighties (and and nineties) TV family? Let us know…Read: Eighties US TV imports we all watched and loved>More: Angela Lansbury is miffed about the reboot of Murder She Wrote>last_img read more