History Series / MiamiVice

4th Jan '17 10:35:43 AM PrimeEvil
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3rd Jan '17 11:31:07 AM Xtifr
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* TitledAfterTheSong: In the middle of the show's first season, former {{Eagles}} guitarist Glenn Frey released "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7uKjo_URBo Smuggler's Blues"]], a song about cocaine trafficking. The producers of the show immediately jumped on it, and not only titled the resultant episode "Smuggler's Blues", but they based the storyline on the lyrics of the song and cast Glenn Frey as Jimmy the Bush Pilot.

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* TitledAfterTheSong: In the middle of the show's first season, former {{Eagles}} Music/{{Eagles}} guitarist Glenn Frey released "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7uKjo_URBo Smuggler's Blues"]], a song about cocaine trafficking. The producers of the show immediately jumped on it, and not only titled the resultant episode "Smuggler's Blues", but they based the storyline on the lyrics of the song and cast Glenn Frey as Jimmy the Bush Pilot.
4th Nov '16 2:45:45 PM Farnham
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Crockett's investigation of the circumstances behind the death of his former partner in "Forgive Us Our Sins" results in a convicted and scheduled-for-execution killer to be mistakenly freed from Death Row. This comes back to bite him a season when the killer comes back and [[spoiler:shoots Crockett's wife, Caitlin]], leading to Crockett's breakdown and slide into his alter ego, Burnett.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Crockett's investigation of the circumstances behind the death of his former partner in "Forgive Us Our Sins" results in a convicted and scheduled-for-execution killer to be mistakenly freed from Death Row. This comes back to bite him a season later when the killer comes back and [[spoiler:shoots Crockett's wife, Caitlin]], leading to Crockett's breakdown and slide into his alter ego, Burnett.
29th Aug '16 8:13:58 PM PaulA
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* AffectionateParody: Series/SesameStreet's "Miami Mice", in which the Count gets to count the main character's suits. [[UnlimitedWardrobe It takes him a while]].
29th Aug '16 8:12:23 PM PaulA
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* XMeetsY: The "{{MTV}} Cops" conception.
29th Aug '16 8:11:23 PM PaulA
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* NightmareFuel: The start of the episode Honor amongst Thieves (Season 5 episode 16) is horrifying.



* YouLookFamiliar:
** Bill Smitrovich plays the turncoat detective Scottie Wheeler in the pilot episode and DEA Commander Burr in "The Prodigal Son". Likewise, Martin Ferrero played the assassin Trini Desoto in the pilot and informant Izzy Moreno for the rest of the series.
** Miguel Pinero played the druglord (and first BigBad of the series) Esteban Calderone in the first season, and a member of the Revilla drug cartel in the second-season opener "The Prodigal Son".
** Dan Hedaya played an Internal Affairs officer in the first season, and a villain in the second-season episode "Payback".
29th Aug '16 9:45:18 AM GnomeTitan
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Castillo's speech in Child's Play. While pretty heartwarming in itself, coming from Castillo, who's caught here saying that he ''cares'' for somebody in lieu of giving the usual trademark [[DeathGlare staredown]], amplifies the effect.
-->All right. [...] You pulled the trigger. Now, live with the responsibility. It's gonna scar you, eat you, burn you inside, and it should. But you got work to do that you care about, people are depending on that. You got people who care for you, Sonny, like me. Don't lose yourself. Keep on going."
29th Aug '16 8:39:23 AM GnomeTitan
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** The first few episodes form a conventional FiveEpisodePilot, and had a large number of elements (like the character of Lieutenant Lou Rodriguez, who was killed off after his actor expressed displeasure living in Miami and wanted out) that seem odd in comparison to later episodes. Especially the musical montages, which used to take up extended airtime and would occur for the duration of the song instead of a short clip in later episodes and seasons.
*** These same episodes also feature a really dodgy, prototype remix of Miami Vice Theme in their opening credits, which is missing the main guitar line and just sounds like a lot of aimless drumming.

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** The first few episodes form a conventional FiveEpisodePilot, and had a large number of elements (like the character of Lieutenant Lou Rodriguez, who was killed off after his actor expressed displeasure living in Miami and wanted out) that seem odd in comparison to later episodes. Especially the musical montages, which used to take up extended airtime and would occur for the duration of the song instead of a short clip in later episodes and seasons.
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seasons. These same episodes also feature a really dodgy, prototype remix of Miami Vice Theme in their opening credits, which is missing the main guitar line and just sounds like a lot of aimless drumming.
29th Aug '16 6:06:28 AM t0by
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Castillo's speech in Child's Play. While pretty heartwarming in itself, coming from Castillo, who's caught here saying that he ''cares'' for somebody in lieu of giving the usual trademark [[DeathGlare staredown]], amplifies the effect.
-->All right. [...] You pulled the trigger. Now, live with the responsibility. It's gonna scar you, eat you, burn you inside, and it should. But you got work to do that you care about, people are depending on that. You got people who care for you, Sonny, like me. Don't lose yourself. Keep on going."
20th Aug '16 1:25:50 AM Outrune
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*** These same episodes also feature a really dodgy, prototype remix of Miami Vice Theme in their opening credits, which is missing the main guitar line and just sounds like a lot of aimless drumming.
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