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When we come home from work and want to unwind, many of us watch TV. Sure, some of us read books. Play with the kids. Practice a musical instrument. But many of us flick on the television.
That was just as true in 1986, but back then, some of us were (apparently) relaxing after a tough day at pre-school. Here's what Hacker Group employees liked vegging out to then and now
(Listed in order of popularity with our coworkers).
- Cheers (And we like working in a place where everyone knows our name)
- Miami Vice (Our art directors still sometimes enjoy pastels)
- The Cosby Show (Who's the most Huxtable at Hacker Group? Our vote goes to Richard Summerhays)
- Dallas (Really?)
- Family Ties (We have a few Alex P. Keaton wannabes. Matt Witter?)
- Night Court (But there's only one Bull)
- Knight Rider (Our techy/geeky side is showing)
- Punky Brewster (Hey, 1986 was a long time ago)
- Smurfs (A VERY long time ago)
- Modern Family (Hmmm . . . a bunch of wildly different characters trying to maintain calm in the face of the occasional thermonuclear explosion? Sounds vaguely familiar)
- Game of Thrones (There's that geeky thing again)
- True Blood (True escapism. No vampires here at Hacker Group. Nosiree)
- Dexter (No serial killers either. Nope. We're all exactly what we appear to be)
- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (We appear to be snarky, sarcastic and extremely funny)
- The Office (And some of us come home from work to watch people torture each other at work)
- Fringe (The techy side of the techy/geeky thing — it's still there)
"1986: Jem and the Holograms. 2011: Due to bad TV taste (see 1986 evidence), I gave up watching." — Meredith Steiner Smith
"Fave TV Show in 1986: THUNDERCATS - HOOOOOOOOOOO!!." — Heather Thornton
"My family didn't have a TV in 1986. My favorite TV show was 'whatever was on at my friends' houses.'" — Greta Purcell