There was a lot of bad tv in the 80s, but there was some good stuff too, and The Fall Guy may well be one of the best, if for no other reason than the theme song is the best tv show theme song in history. If you don’t believe me, go listen to it right now!
The premise, a movie stunt man who sidelines as a bounty hunter, gave the writers a huge toy box to play with, incorporating stunt footage from dozens of other shows and films, guest stars who play themselves, and a hero, Colt Seavers, who gets to apply all kinds of Hollywood magic to catching the bad guy. Season 1 just showed up on Hulu and I’ve already started my binge watching.
If you do decide to jump in, I’d recommend starting midway through the first season after the cast started to get their legs. Heather Thomas and Douglas Barr round out the cast, and really come into their own as the show progresses. I have to admit, part of the fun of watching is seeing all the guest stars who are so young (compared to now.)