On what planet di you live in the 90's?
Until I was 18 years old (that would be until 2000) I wasn't allowed to watch any television except for Friday and Saturday night. So basically I missed A LOT of shows. (damaged me for years since everybody at school would discuss all the tv series that I had never seen)
We did have a VCR but I was only allowed to tape X-files and La Piovra (since my parents were watching La Piovra too) and sometimes a movie.
If you look at it in retrospect it was all kinds of silly. Didn't really start to live before I moved out and lived with my fellow students. (nonetheless my tv-less existence continued since we didn't have a tv either in the student house
I compensate it now by watching a lot of tv