Freaks and Geeks
Forget Stranger Things, at least for a while. The very best TV show set in the ’80s is 1999’s Freaks and Geeks. Not only did it pretty much launch the careers of Jason Segel, James Franco and Seth Rogen, it’s funny as hell, too.
Bonus points for featuring Californian punk rockers Diesel Boy in ‘punk’ episode 16—which didn’t even air during Freaks and Geeks’ initial run on NBC (the show originally got canceled after a mere 12 episodes).