March 2, 2024
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Best TV Shows from the 1970s for your Zodiac Sign

Each decade of television offers numerous shows that will appeal to each sign of the Zodiac.

This article will select a series that exemplifies the type of storytelling, characters, and visuals that will entertain which sign the most from the 1970s.

The 1970s Television: Before the Cable Revolution

According to the California Cable & Telecommunications Association, 1984 was the year cable got “turned loose”. Before cable TV became common in households there were essentially four network companies:

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  • ABC – American Broadcasting Company
  • CBS – Columbia Broadcasting System
  • NBC – National Broadcasting Company
  • PBS – Public Broadcasting System

American households received television broadcasts through antenna placed on the roofs of homes and buildings or on top of televisions, which were affectionately called “rabbit ears”.

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Aries

Aries loves shows that have a strong, individualistic hero or heroine. Numerous shows from that era fit the bill, but the Six Million Dollar Man is the highest ranked in popularity from that time.

The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)

 

The Six Million Dollar Man

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After a severely injured test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear-powered bionic limbs and implants, he serves as an intelligence agent. (IMDB synopsis)

Available to stream on NBC with subscription.

Available to purchase on DVD through Amazon.

Taurus

Taurus appreciates shows with a “living on the land” vibe, so pretty much any western series would do, but one that would really strike a chord would be the Life and Times of Grizzly Adams.

The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (1977–1978)

 

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An innocent fugitive from the law lives in the wilderness with a grizzly bear companion and helps passers-by in the forest. (IMDB synopsis)

Available to purchase on DVD through Amazon

Gemini

Gemini will love a story where the lead character is a highly intelligent criminal investigator. In the 70s, the best in the business was Columbo.

Columbo (1968–1978)

 

Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes. (IMDB synopsis)

Available to stream on tubi, peacock, and Direct TV with subscription.

Available to purchase on DVD through Amazon.

Cancer

There is nothing a Cancer will love more than a family drama or comedy. Happy Days was one of the best family comedies of that time period.

Happy Days (1974–1984)

 

The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from lovable and almost superhuman greaser Fonzie. (IMDB synopsis)

Available to stream on Paramount + with subscription.

Available to purchase on DVD through Amazon.

Leo

An island resort where you can get your wishes fulfilled? What more could a Leo ask for in his or her entertainment. The title of the show says it all, Fantasy Island!

Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

 

The mysterious Mr. Roarke runs a unique resort island in the Pacific Ocean that can fulfill any fantasy, but they rarely turn out as expected. (IMDB synopsis)

Available to stream on Tubi with subscription.

Available to purchase on DVD through Amazon.

Virgo

Virgo will appreciate a show where the characters have to overcome the trials and tribulations of daily life, especially if they are living in a time that is especially challenging, which is what you get with the Waltons.

The Waltons (1972–1981)

 

The life and trials of a 1930s and 1940s Virginia mountain family through financial depression and World War II. (IMDB synopsis)

Available to stream on Direct TV with subscription

Available to purchase on Amazon, Vudu, and Google Play.

Libra

Libra appreciates shows that focus on relationships and can balance comedy and morality, working out problems with a sense of fairness and moral integrity. The Brady Bunch is just the show to deliver all these qualities!

The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

 

The misadventures of a large family united when a widower and a widow marry. (IMDB synopsis)

Available to stream on Hulu and Paramount + with subscription.

Available to purchase on DVD through Amazon.

Scorpio

Scorpio enjoys shows with teeth, that have characters dealing with difficult issues. They like a show that can really make everyone uncomfortable while they revel in transformative nature of the storytelling. The show that really did Scorpionic work in the 1970s was All in the Family.

All in the Family (1971–1979)

 

A working-class man constantly squabbles with his family over the important issues of the day. (IMDB synopsis)

Available to stream on IMDB TV with subscription.

Available to purchase on Apple TV or on DVD through Amazon.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius wants to explore the world, and learn about different cultures. What better way to get insight about humanity than to have an alien come live with you, which is what happens in Mork and Mindy.

Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)

 

A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents and the life of the human woman he boards with is never the same. (IMDB synopsis)

Not available to stream on any service.

Available to purchase on DVD through Amazon.

Capricorn

An elite police force drama will certainly capture a Capricorn’s attention. For that reason, S.W.A.T is the show they should check out!

S.W.A.T. (1975–1976)

 

The missions of a major city’s police department’s Special Weapons and Tactics unit. (IMDB synopsis)

Available to stream on fubo with a subscription service.

Available to purchase on DVD from Amazon.

Aquarius

Aquarians love idealistic stories where a character is “out of place” but very much needed. Wonder Woman, which had its first season set during World War II and the next two in the current era (1970s), is a perfect superhero show for an Aquarian.

Wonder Woman (1975–1979)

 

The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes. (IMDB synopsis)

Available to stream on HBO Max with a subscription service.

Available to purchase on DVD from Amazon.

Pisces

Pisces loves something with a tragic twist and a “we are all in this together” storyline; a series with these ingredients will keep them glued to their seat. For this reason, the space opera Battlestar Galactica will keep them entertained.

Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)

 

After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth. (IMDB synopsis)

Available to stream on tubi with subscription.

Available to purchase on DVD from Amazon.