Baywatch was an action drama television series on NBC network that featured the lives of the lifeguards – their work and their interpersonal relationships. The program’s episodes featured the daily lives of the lifeguards on the beach including the dangers they usually face, from the typical drowning and occasional shark attacks to natural disasters such as earthquake and even nuclear bombs. Baywatch’s trademark which was actually one of the reasons that made the program very popular was the slow motion shots of sexy lifeguards running.
Baywatch premiered on NBC network on September of 1989 but was cancelled after the first season. However, David Hasselhoff, one of the show’s lead stars, along with the creators and executive producers, thought the show had so much potential that they tried it in the syndication market. After then, the show gained popularity not only in the United States but in other parts of the world as well.