dudes: let's write stuff abt MIAMI VICE, the TV show

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At some point about 5 years ago i got a copy of season 2 on dvd which is fucking classic and totally awesome. now i have season 5 which is not as mind blowing but still totally awesome. If you have never seen this show get it on netflix and let's write stuff in this thread about it.
C'mon!

Anton Levain (jdchurchill), Friday, 5 February 2010 22:51 (twelve years ago) link

All went downhill once Zito died.

Fox Force Five Punchline (sexyDancer), Friday, 5 February 2010 22:53 (twelve years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEednRorKmU

Anton Levain (jdchurchill), Friday, 5 February 2010 23:47 (twelve years ago) link

^^ this happened in episodes 56 and 7 entitled 'down for the count' in season 3 so i can't really speak about it. article about john deihl the dude who played detective zito

Anton Levain (jdchurchill), Friday, 5 February 2010 23:55 (twelve years ago) link

MIAMI VICE EPISODE GUIDE

Anton Levain (jdchurchill), Friday, 5 February 2010 23:56 (twelve years ago) link

hulu has the first four seasons (full episodes)

J0rdan S., Friday, 5 February 2010 23:57 (twelve years ago) link

was going to bang up an existing thread too, as i'm just rewatching the first two seasons. Season two starts with a stunning double bill set in NYC, with some great shots of the city. and then there's "out in the field" which is one of the best episodes ever.

Season five was surprisingly a lot better than 3 and 4 seasons, but had a shitty finale.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Saturday, 6 February 2010 00:49 (twelve years ago) link

hilariously bad eps to look out for - viking bikers from hell and the one with the 'cloning tiny cows', also that bizarre episode with James Brown in.

bracken free ditch (Ste), Saturday, 6 February 2010 00:50 (twelve years ago) link

oh man i had forgetten about the james brown ep

guammls (QE II), Saturday, 6 February 2010 00:51 (twelve years ago) link

actually fuck it, i love every single episode of this show!

bracken free ditch (Ste), Saturday, 6 February 2010 00:53 (twelve years ago) link

sorry not 'out in the fields', the episode is called 'out where the buses dont run' (probly got mixed up because it starts with the Who song

bracken free ditch (Ste), Saturday, 6 February 2010 01:05 (twelve years ago) link

"you're not gettin' TWISTED over this girl, are ya, tubbs?"

guammls (QE II), Saturday, 6 February 2010 01:13 (twelve years ago) link

pilot of this is hella good

call all destroyer, Saturday, 6 February 2010 01:16 (twelve years ago) link

The first couple scenes of "Definitely Miami" are Miami Vice at its apex.

Fox Force Five Punchline (sexyDancer), Saturday, 6 February 2010 02:31 (twelve years ago) link

oh yeah this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-1oDAIP0lU

Fox Force Five Punchline (sexyDancer), Saturday, 6 February 2010 02:35 (twelve years ago) link

shit cuts off before the punchline!
"I'm immune"

Fox Force Five Punchline (sexyDancer), Saturday, 6 February 2010 02:38 (twelve years ago) link

Ted Nugent in that episode too

bracken free ditch (Ste), Saturday, 6 February 2010 23:28 (twelve years ago) link

the nuge utilizing the big pile of sand, yes that's a pretty classic ep
also i think when he say 'definitely miami' that's his only line

Anton Levain (jdchurchill), Sunday, 7 February 2010 01:46 (twelve years ago) link

^Those were actually the only words the Nuge spoke from 1982-987, after he took a vow of silence. He communicated with his family, friends, and associates using a series of simple hand gestures and occasionally a guitar lick. He made an exception for Miami Vice because he was a big fan of the show.

bee hand luke (latebloomer), Sunday, 7 February 2010 01:56 (twelve years ago) link

The vocals on his records were sung by a Scarlet Macaw named Shemp

bee hand luke (latebloomer), Sunday, 7 February 2010 02:02 (twelve years ago) link

best show

ice cr?m, Sunday, 7 February 2010 02:06 (twelve years ago) link

i live blogd the 1st 2 eps of season 2 on fb last nite \(o_O)/

ice cr?m, Sunday, 7 February 2010 13:51 (twelve years ago) link

just finished with season 2 and watching the finale realised something shocking. spoilers ahead btw.

tubbs realises he has a son, but at the end of this episode he is under the impression that the child dies in the car bomb. But the child was saved, and the amazing thing is Tubbs never finds out about this.

an oversight from the writers? or something quite spectacularly mind blowing?

bracken free ditch (Ste), Sunday, 7 February 2010 15:43 (twelve years ago) link

home invaders from season one is one of my all time favourites.

There's a great moment when Castillo pulls some fancy jujitsu sleep pinch on a crook with the line "Better yet, GOOD NIGHT!"

bracken free ditch (Ste), Saturday, 13 February 2010 21:17 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...

great ep where crockett is walking all alone in new york city and phil collins is all "take me home" and then tubbs come running after him in the airport after just having slept with pam grier

sonderangerbot, Saturday, 6 March 2010 02:30 (twelve years ago) link

I used to love how the USA Today 'Life' section on Fridays would have what songs were going to be on the show that night. Even a Smiths song made it on an episode!

BlackIronPrison, Saturday, 6 March 2010 02:35 (twelve years ago) link

i guess at the time that was a totally new and refreshing stunt?

worst episode: "made for each other"

sonderangerbot, Saturday, 6 March 2010 02:51 (twelve years ago) link

omg pimp concierge miles davis with a baseball bat

sonderangerbot, Saturday, 13 March 2010 02:38 (twelve years ago) link

seven months pass...

After wasting time watching the first season of what was in essence an average cop show with wisecracking has-beens, I'm watching the second season of "Miami Vice" -- what a difference. Arty, "contemplative," and understated. Fantastic use of music; I finished an episode (directed by that great stone face Edward James Olmos) in which Bryan Ferry's "Boys and Girls" was weaved with real skill around the opening scenes. Still kitsch though. I can see how it made the shows around it ("Dallas"!) look dowdy.

Those of you old enough to know: your experiences? I wasn't allowed to watch the show, but its presence was omnipresent in 1985 and 1986. A sixth grade dance in spring '86 existed as a showcase for rented powder-blue suits, espadrilles, silk shirts, and gelled peach fuzz. Our Christmas party in '85 was all about the TV soundtrack, still the biggest selling in music history.

sandra lee, gimme your alcohol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 22:57 (eleven years ago) link

oh man i used to come home from the activity center and watch this usually while eating some ice cream and then channel surf while the news was on then johnny carson, dave letterman and FRIDAY NIGHT VIDEOS! good times

social-media-compost Circle of Life (jdchurchill), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 23:34 (eleven years ago) link

I catch bits of reruns on cable occasionally - this show cracks me up. the tortured posing! the fluorescent lights! the insane 80s set designs!

I watched it a bit as a kid when it originally aired, I think most of it went over my head

men just grunt it all out together (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 23:36 (eleven years ago) link

Ah, Michael Mann.

sandra lee, gimme your alcohol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 23:37 (eleven years ago) link

the Phil Collins episode is awful: what a smug asshole.

sandra lee, gimme your alcohol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 23:37 (eleven years ago) link

hey man, it's just another day in paradise

men just grunt it all out together (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 23:40 (eleven years ago) link

i thought phil collins was cast very appropriately

also i don't know which ep it is but there's one where crocket has an aligator for a pet and tosses him a steak as he's all hungover

social-media-compost Circle of Life (jdchurchill), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 23:45 (eleven years ago) link

^^^honestly the "crockett lives on a boat and owns an alligator" is like the sum total of my childhood memories of this show

men just grunt it all out together (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 23:48 (eleven years ago) link

and it's the reason i know what espadrilles are as well as pastel colors
for some reason i always think of miami vice when i hear the word pastel

social-media-compost Circle of Life (jdchurchill), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 23:51 (eleven years ago) link

Espadrilles make your bare feet stink something awful.

I know.

sandra lee, gimme your alcohol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 23:52 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

hey- we were watching TV in Berlin tonight and we see something listed as "Miami Vice" which totally looks the part- bad 80s clothes, everyone with weird poofy hair, jackets with sleeves folded up to their elbows, muscle Ts, cop show about drugs n stuff, y'know- but . . .

no Crockett and no Tubbs-

instead the show revolved around some cute and sorta plastic-y and porn-looking male actors who were really nondescript

but the credits said "A Michael Mann Production" and stuff and it listed Jan Hammer: Music etc.

so we are confused- were there ever episodes of "Miami Vice" that just straight up didn't have Don Johnson in them at all? Are we high or something? and yeah we've looked around online already but no dice. it's like we fell into an alternate TV universe (exciting and scary)

if it helps jog yr memory- in the episode we watched a guy is high on drugs and hallucinates and the hallucinations are rendered in a pastel-y video effect similar to that used in the a-Ha "Take on Me" video- and he is almost killed by a semi that nearly rolls over him but the boring good guys who aren't Crockett and Tubbs but who are wearing retarded white pants tucked into black buckle boots with bandanas on their heads save him from a psychedelic death on the freeway.

Anybody? Anybody? Help us!

the tune is space, Thursday, 16 December 2010 00:57 (eleven years ago) link

No idea about that, but P.M. Thomas was and is my fashion hero.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1107/1352507044_0b622409de.jpg?v=0

would like a calmer set (Eazy), Thursday, 16 December 2010 01:43 (eleven years ago) link

not sure about that, crockett was always the more stylish one. especially in the later seasons when the costume people tried to experiment with new styles:

http://www.miamiviceonline.com/screenshots/miracle02.jpg

Yuck!

i'm serious as cancer, when i peruse ilx new answers (chilli), Thursday, 16 December 2010 01:51 (eleven years ago) link

the miami vice "look" is still very fresh though imo -- ray-bans and carreras are still in, and I wouldn't be too surprised to see the same pastel henleys/linen slacks sold at american apparel or something

i'm serious as cancer, when i peruse ilx new answers (chilli), Thursday, 16 December 2010 01:57 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, somewhere I read that the per-show budget was cut drastically before the end. From Armani to, like, Generra.

http://www.starringthecomputer.com/snapshots/miami_vice_s5e3_amiga2000_1.jpg

would like a calmer set (Eazy), Thursday, 16 December 2010 02:48 (eleven years ago) link

PMT looks so unhappy in that leopard-pattern jacket.

would like a calmer set (Eazy), Thursday, 16 December 2010 02:49 (eleven years ago) link

Humiliated--that might be the right word.

would like a calmer set (Eazy), Thursday, 16 December 2010 02:50 (eleven years ago) link

The show peaked quickly: from '85 to 1986 really. At a sixth grade dance, every guy wore turquoise or salmon pink pseudo Armani jackets and sockless espadrilles (David Rieff's excellent book on Miami mentions how thoroughly the look had permeated the city, and how officials exploited it). But I don't remember anyone talking about the show or dressing like Crockett or Tubbs from '86 onwards.

Gus Van Sotosyn (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 16 December 2010 02:53 (eleven years ago) link

two years pass...

man ed o'neil just went ham on some porno guys

goole, Wednesday, 30 October 2013 02:46 (eight years ago) link

What was the episode where an arms dealer demonstrated his wares on CROCKETT'S CAR? This sequence, and Crockett's reaction, are the only parts of MV I remember watching. Also, I suspect this is the highlight of the series--am I correct?

Word Salad Username (j.lu), Wednesday, 30 October 2013 03:05 (eight years ago) link

That was Jeff Fahey in When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (season three).

I watched the entire series on DVD over the course of two months last year. It is fantastic almost throughout.

Ramnaresh Samhain (ShariVari), Wednesday, 30 October 2013 05:29 (eight years ago) link

eight months pass...

the first season of this has some hints of how good it gets later but there's a lot of bad jokes and bad fake accents and it doesn't look nearly as good as it did later. just watched an episode where crockett and tubbs infiltrate a boat race to try and get at a drug shipment, with crockett getting into the race by hustling the drug dealer at a pool game. at least three minutes of the last half of the episode are devoted to a shirtless tubbs making out awkwardly in bed with the dealer's mistress. great show!

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Sunday, 27 July 2014 20:18 (eight years ago) link

I like how the writers decided Crockett dealing with this estranged family or w/e wasn't going anywhere and dropped that plot sideline right at the start

mh, Sunday, 27 July 2014 20:53 (eight years ago) link

seven months pass...

lol love the OP's enthusiasm

flopson, Wednesday, 4 March 2015 05:48 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

s1e1 surprisingly moving?

calstars, Thursday, 8 June 2017 03:34 (five years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/i0DGacS.jpg
You got a leak your department the size of the east rivuh

calstars, Friday, 9 June 2017 02:24 (five years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/Y0sRTX4.jpg
Alright that's it. Any questions?
Yeah, I gotta question. You roll some fruit for that shirt or what?

calstars, Friday, 9 June 2017 02:52 (five years ago) link

http://imgur.com/3zn8p4P.jpg
You were my partner...thanksgiving...birthdays

calstars, Friday, 9 June 2017 03:03 (five years ago) link

http://imgur.com/LCseL5Q.jpg
in the air

calstars, Friday, 9 June 2017 03:03 (five years ago) link

ok gotta rewatch that

I just remember the subplot of Sonny's family (divorce?) that they backgrounded and how Olmos doesn't appear much until later

mh, Friday, 9 June 2017 03:43 (five years ago) link

olmos wasn't their original captain so that's why he didn't show up until episode 4 or whenever.

jbn, Saturday, 10 June 2017 16:05 (five years ago) link

yeah Castillo is the original captain until he gets murdered and they have that whole epic revenge episode

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Saturday, 10 June 2017 16:09 (five years ago) link

err....not castillo, I mean Rodriguez

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Saturday, 10 June 2017 16:10 (five years ago) link

Golden Triangle 2 parter the highlight of season 1, despite it's kind of cop-out ending. I always thought if they were going to make a sequel to the Mann movie, they could have cribbed it from that

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Saturday, 10 June 2017 16:13 (five years ago) link

Is it worth it watching the whole season? Or should I just skip to those episodes? Cause I watched a bit of ep 2 and it seemed kind of schlocky

calstars, Saturday, 10 June 2017 18:46 (five years ago) link

it takes a lil bit to get going, I started enjoying it by episode 3. once they start having two-parters and the stakes get epic it gets more fun. The Ed O'Neill episode is weird, it feels like it belongs later in the season.

the two I noted have a notably darker tone than the rest of the season.

Charles "Butt" Stanton (Neanderthal), Saturday, 10 June 2017 19:12 (five years ago) link

Golden Triangle is Olmo's star turn
Also who knew Josie Packard is in this? : )

calstars, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 03:12 (five years ago) link

three years pass...

I have never seen MV, but just learned that one of them had a pet alligator and want to give it a try. Studio could have added a gator or two to the marketing of this show if they had wanted to appeal to folks like me.

peace, man, Thursday, 4 February 2021 15:40 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awzOq_XKA_o

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 22 September 2022 21:23 (one week ago) link

Tim Capello!

peace, man, Friday, 23 September 2022 13:07 (six days ago) link

Cappello

peace, man, Friday, 23 September 2022 13:08 (six days ago) link

I’m just starting with it but Tokyo Vice seems decent so far.

It’s interesting to me that there’s basically a whole subgenre of police procedurals indebted to The Wire. (Maybe Tokyo Vice will resolve the apparent dysfunction easily idk.) But Narcos Mexico was another one that really dug into the dysfunction.

Sorry, thread derail.

recovering internet addict/shitposter (viborg), Friday, 23 September 2022 14:06 (six days ago) link


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