History Series / MiamiVice

27th May '17 1:48:04 PM nombretomado
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* VietnamWar: Crockett was a veteran. Castillo was working overseas [=CIA=][=/=][=DEA=] cases in Southeast Asia during the same period. Old friends (and enemies) from their pasts would show up for a few episodes.
22nd May '17 6:19:32 AM GnomeTitan
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to other cop shows of its time, such as ''Series/MagnumPI''. In fact, it can still be surprising today just how thematically dark the show is underneath the pop hits and pastel suits, and how many episodes end in [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]] or [[DownerEnding downer]] ways. After Creator/DickWolf replaced Creator/MichaelMann as show runner, the show traded in the bright colors and pastels for darker clothing (and darker stories).

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to other cop shows of its time, such as ''Series/MagnumPI''. In fact, it can still be surprising today just how thematically dark the show is underneath the pop hits and pastel suits, and how many episodes end in [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]] or [[DownerEnding downer]] ways. After Creator/DickWolf replaced Creator/MichaelMann as show runner, the show traded also became literally darker by trading in the bright colors and pastels for darker clothing (and darker stories).clothing.
21st May '17 12:39:21 PM nombretomado
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* HiddenDepths: Consciously and intentionally averted by Crockett, who in spite of being college-educated and having the occasional heartfelt opinion needs to come across as shallowly as possible for the sake of his job, sanity, and keeping up appearances. In "Definitely Miami", he immediately backtracks on realizing that he's referenced Samuel Beckett's ''WaitingForGodot'', to Tubbs' surprise.

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* HiddenDepths: Consciously and intentionally averted by Crockett, who in spite of being college-educated and having the occasional heartfelt opinion needs to come across as shallowly as possible for the sake of his job, sanity, and keeping up appearances. In "Definitely Miami", he immediately backtracks on realizing that he's referenced Samuel Beckett's ''WaitingForGodot'', ''Theatre/WaitingForGodot'', to Tubbs' surprise.
20th May '17 7:21:13 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* DarkerAndEdgier: After Creator/DickWolf replaced Creator/MichaelMann as show runner, the show traded in the bright colors and pastels for darker clothing (and darker stories).

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Compared to other cop shows of its time, such as ''Series/MagnumPI''. In fact, it can still be surprising today just how thematically dark the show is underneath the pop hits and pastel suits, and how many episodes end in [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]] or [[DownerEnding downer]] ways. After Creator/DickWolf replaced Creator/MichaelMann as show runner, the show traded in the bright colors and pastels for darker clothing (and darker stories).
19th May '17 10:42:02 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* CoolGuns: Given that Creator/MichaelMann was a producer, this is a given. Special mention should be given to Crockett's [[HandCannon 10mm Bren Ten pistol]] from the first two seasons, two of which were custom built (and rechambered in .45 since there were no 10mm blanks in 1984) for the show. Despite the Bren Ten being an indisputable failure, it still has a cult following due to its presence on Miami Vice, and the custom finish job used on the Bren Tens in the show (Mann had the slide of both guns given a hard chrome finish to make them more visible on camera during night-time scenes) has even come to be known as "Miami Vicing".

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* CoolGuns: Given that Creator/MichaelMann was a producer, this is a given. Special mention should be given to Crockett's [[HandCannon 10mm Bren Ten pistol]] from Several weapons that would become common sights in later films and television shows, such as the Beretta 92F and Glock 17, had some of their first two seasons, two of which were custom built (and rechambered in .45 since there were no 10mm blanks in 1984) for the show. Despite the Bren Ten being an indisputable failure, it still has a cult following due to its presence on Miami Vice, and the custom finish job used on the Bren Tens in the show (Mann had the slide of both guns given a hard chrome finish to make them more visible on camera during night-time scenes) has even come to be known as "Miami Vicing".screen debuts here.



* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Played straight and deconstructed. The show explores the glamourous side of the Miami underworld, and part of the reason Crockett and Tubbs are so cool is that they play along in this world. On the other hand, we often see the less glamorous consequences of a criminal lifestyle and how cruel and ruthless the underworld is.

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* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Played straight and deconstructed. The show explores the glamourous glamorous side of the Miami underworld, and part of the reason Crockett and Tubbs are so cool is that they play along in this world. On the other hand, we often see the less glamorous consequences of a criminal lifestyle and how cruel and ruthless the underworld is.



** Zito and Switek's schemes used to take up entire segments during certain episodes in the first season, but this was eventually minimalized and removed altogether in later seasons.

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** Zito and Switek's schemes used to take up entire segments during certain episodes in the first season, but this was eventually minimalized trimmed and removed altogether in later seasons.



* TheEighties: One of ''the'' TropeCodifiers. The show defined many tropes - music, fashion, attitudes - that people link to that decade.

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* TheEighties: One of ''the'' TropeCodifiers. A major TropeCodifier. The show defined many tropes - music, fashion, attitudes - that people link to that decade.decade to this day.



* FashionDissonance: A textbook example. But many of the fashions in the show were over the top even then; normal people didn't dress like pimps or gangsters even in the 80's.

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* FashionDissonance: A textbook example. But many of the fashions in the show were over the top even then; normal people didn't dress like the pimps or gangsters of the show even in the 80's.



* RareGuns: Crockett's [[HandCannon 10mm Bren Ten pistol]] from the first two seasons, two of which were custom built (and rechambered in .45 ACP since there were no 10mm blanks in 1984) for the show. Despite the Bren Ten being an indisputable commercial failure, it still has a cult following largely due to its presence on the show, and the custom finish job used on the Bren Tens in the show (Mann had the slide of both guns given a hard chrome finish to make them more visible on camera during night-time scenes) has even come to be known as "Miami Vicing".



* SaltAndPepper: Crocket and Tubbs, though the trope is downplayed a bit in that they have rather similar personalities.

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* SaltAndPepper: Crocket Crockett and Tubbs, though the trope is downplayed a bit in that they have rather similar personalities.



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1st May '17 5:15:18 PM pwiegle
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** Also applies to Crockett's handguns in the the television series, namely the Bren Ten for the first two seasons, and the Smith & Wesson 645 for the rest of the series.

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** Also applies to Crockett's handguns in the the television series, namely the Bren Ten for the first two seasons, and the Smith & Wesson 645 (later updated to a 4506) for the rest of the series. series.
** Crockett's shoulder holster, the Miami Classic rig from Galco Gunleather, became an instant sales success among gun enthusiasts.
3rd Mar '17 6:05:22 PM BobSaget9
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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.
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