What Are Some of the Most Popular Shows of 1990?


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In 1990, some of the most popular television shows in the United States were "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Law and Order," "The Flash," "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Twin Peaks," "Northern Exposure," "Rugrats" and "Are You Afraid of the Dark?". These shows debuted in 1990; some continued for many years while others made brief appearances. The show with the highest popularity rating during that year was "Twin Peaks," say critics at the International Movie Database, or IMDb.

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"Twin Peaks" led the listing of IMDb reviews with an average rating of nine stars out of a possible 10. It is a television series that revolves around an FBI agent who investigates the murder of a woman in the city of Twin Peaks.

"Law and Order" and "The Flash" are two more popular 1990 television shows. Both classify as drama and crime shows. Episodes in the "Law and Order" series revolve around the presentation of a recent crime, followed by investigation and a court hearing. While "Law and Order" uses a realistic setting for its episodes, "The Flash" is based on a fictional character. In this show, a superhero named Flash fights crime under the guise of a police detective named Barry Allen.

In the comedy genre, "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" takes the lead. This show follows the story of a wealthy California family who takes in a relative from Philadelphia, played by Will Smith. Smith acts as a rebellious and street-smart teenager who challenges his family's attempts to mold him.

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