‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ Actor Rob Lowe Is Taking Look Back at the ’80s in New Series

by Jonathan Howard
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It has been four decades since the 1980s started and NatGeo along with 9-1-1: Lone Star actor Rob Lowe is set to celebrate the decade and all that made it great.

It seems that 80s and 90s culture is what everyone is into in the last few years. Lowe is set to host and be an executive producer on the project. Simply named, The ’80s: Top Ten the show will be about all things pop culture from music to fashion and more.

There will be a panel of celebrities to help guide the show. These include Kevin Smith, Jon Lovitz, Ridley Scott, Tony Hawk, Amber Riley, Joan Collins, and Meatloaf. Of course, Rob Lowe is included in the panel as well.

This will be a six-part series on NatGeo and it starts on New Year’s Day. So, start 2022 looking back on the commercials, shows, artists, and clothes that made the 80s the 80s. Bright colors, electronic music, big hair, it will all be there. However, viewers can catch all six episodes on Disney+ starting on December 31. So, make your plans now. End the year or begin the year with a big celebration of the 1980s.

This sounds very familiar to the old VH1 series I Love the 80s. The series went through multiple decades from the 70s to the 2000s. NatGeo is going to give their own take. As with any kind of rankings or lists, there is sure to be a lot of controversy with the decisions made. Not everyone is going to agree with Rob Lowe and the rest of the panel.

The 1980s Is Back in A Big Way with Rob Lowe Leading the Way

If you like spandex, break dancing, hair spray, sports blazers with t-shirts, and Ray-Bans? Well, then The ’80s: Top Ten with Rob Lowe is going to be right up your alley. This is going to be a great time for parents to show their kids what their childhoods were like. It will also be a great time for kids to make fun of their parents for wearing jeans that were that acid-washed.

There is a lot of great things to come out of the 1980s. Country music had a big run during the decade. Modern fashion was arguably started in the1980s. Streetwear and graffiti came into mainstream culture. Hip Hop was just forming and would just about perfect itself within the same decade.

With so many great things, Rob Lowe and the rest of the panel will have a hard job ahead of them. Folks are going to insist that things were left out and that it should have gone this way or that way. At any rate, it will be six episodes of nothing but celebrating the 80s and all that happened during it.