History YMMV / MiamiVice

23rd Jun '18 11:18:36 PM Madison14
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* {{Padding}}: The episode "Florence Italy" is 48 minutes long, and about 10 of them are taken up by endless car races that don't advance the plot at all.
17th Jun '18 7:16:03 PM Kalaong
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*ValuesDissonance: The central element of the series is [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_forfeiture_in_the_United_States civil asset forfeiture]]; cops using stuff seized from rich criminals to justify them wearing expensive suits and driving expensive cars. This is ''extremely'' uncomfortable in TheNewTens, with cops nationwide having come under fire for seizing anything they feel like from any''one'' they feel like and telling their victims, "you'll burn up the value in attorney fees trying to get it back, so shut up and get lost." Even worse, the assets aren't used for police work, but for luxuries like alcohol for office parties, new houses for administrators, etc.
25th May '18 4:17:09 AM jormis29
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** Oscar-nominee David Strathairn in "Out Where the Buses Don't Run."

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** Oscar-nominee David Strathairn Creator/DavidStrathairn in "Out Where the Buses Don't Run."
11th Apr '18 5:31:10 PM Erin582
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* JerkassWoobie: A significant number of [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains]].

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* JerkassWoobie: A significant number HarsherInHindsight: Philip Michael Thomas had coined the term Main/TheEGOTs in the hopes of [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains]].winning all four awards.[[note]]Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony[[/note]] To date, not only has he never been nominated for any of the awards, it's highly unlikely that he ever will since he retired from acting in 2006.
28th Jan '18 1:21:10 AM nirao01
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** In the pilot episode, the explosion that kills Crockett's partner has a cheesy looking ragdoll in the place of Jimmy Smits' character. In the shot where the car explodes, the ragdoll flies straight up in the air, as if being yanked by someone offscreen.

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** In the pilot episode, the explosion that kills Crockett's partner has a cheesy looking ragdoll in the place of Jimmy Smits' Creator/JimmySmits' character. In the shot where the car explodes, the ragdoll flies straight up in the air, as if being yanked by someone offscreen.
12th Dec '17 11:09:41 AM Anddrix
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* {{Narm}}: In the season 3 episode "The Good Collar," Crockett has a PG-rated [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2EqpZatEyM&t=3m06s freakout]] when [[spoiler:the informant he's trying to help is killed]].
* LoveItOrHateIt: The 2006 film generated polarized reactions with critics and viewers. Fans of the film loved its DarkerAndEdgier take and evolution of certain characters (especially Tubbs, who in the show was often overshadowed by Crockett), while more critical takes attacked the lack of chemistry between its two leads and the stripping of much of the show's stylistic elements. To this day, bringing up that you like or dislike of the film can provoke rather ''passionate'' reactions in certain people.

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* {{Narm}}: In the season 3 episode "The Good Collar," Crockett has a PG-rated [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2EqpZatEyM&t=3m06s freakout]] when [[spoiler:the informant he's trying to help is killed]].
* LoveItOrHateIt: The 2006 film generated polarized reactions with critics and viewers. Fans of the film loved its DarkerAndEdgier take and evolution of certain characters (especially Tubbs, who in the show was often overshadowed by Crockett), while more critical takes attacked the lack of chemistry between its two leads and the stripping of much of the show's stylistic elements. To this day, bringing up that you like or dislike of the film can provoke rather ''passionate'' reactions in certain people.
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8th Oct '17 10:51:58 AM Farnham
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* CompleteMonster: Elio Escobar, from season 1’s "The Maze", is the most sinister, AxCrazy member of his drug dealing family. A murderer, thief, drug trafficker and vandal, Escobar murders a detective and has people taken hostage in a hotel, including a baby, with intent to murder them later. When he sees a girl he likes, Escobar tries to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape her]]. When his brother Georges sees this, he tries to reason with and stop Elio. Elio simply murders his brother in response to this. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even his brothers are disgusted by his utter psychosis]].

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* CompleteMonster: Elio Escobar, from season Season 1’s "The Maze", is the most sinister, AxCrazy [[AxCrazy ax crazy]] member of his drug dealing family. A murderer, thief, drug trafficker and vandal, Escobar murders a detective and has people taken hostage in a hotel, including a baby, with the intent to murder them later. When he sees a girl he likes, Gabriella, Escobar tries to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape her]]. When his her brother Georges sees this, he tries to reason with and stop Elio. Elio simply murders his brother Georges in response to this. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even his brothers are disgusted by his utter psychosis]].
8th Oct '17 10:49:28 AM Farnham
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** Even Crockett himself gets this. Despite the fact that he's the main character and is often seen with a parade of women, none of his relationships work out because he's MarriedToTheJob, not to mention that several of his past/present girlfriends are either injured or killed as a result of being around him. Several of his friends and former acquaintances come back to Miami, only to either lose their sanity as a result of his actions or die in messy ways. His plans to get out of Vice and live with his new wife Caitlin are scuttled when a villain (who he inadvertently got off Death Row) comes back and shoots her during a concert, leading Crockett to lose his sanity and resort to his alter ego. By the end of the series, he's so burned out by his work (and [[BeingGoodSucks seeing villains get away while his friends die]]) that he throws down his badge in disgust and quits the force.

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** Even Crockett himself gets this. Despite the fact that he's the main character and is often seen with a parade of women, none of his relationships work out because he's MarriedToTheJob, not to mention that several of his past/present girlfriends are either injured or killed as a result of being around him. His wife and son are almost killed in their own home by the hitman sent by Esteban Calderone to kill Crockett, and it is this incident that provides the death knell to their marriage. Several of his friends and former acquaintances come back to Miami, only to either lose their sanity as a result of his actions or die in messy ways. His plans to get out of Vice and live with his new wife Caitlin are scuttled when a villain (who he inadvertently got off Death Row) comes back and shoots her during a concert, leading Crockett to lose his sanity and resort to his alter ego. By the end of the series, he's so burned out by his work (and [[BeingGoodSucks seeing villains get away while his friends die]]) that he throws down his badge in disgust and quits the force.
22nd May '17 2:09:33 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* LoveItOrHateIt: The 2006 film generated polarized reactions with critics and viewers. Fans of the film loved its DarkerAndEdgier take and evolution of certain characters (especially Tubbs, who in the show was often overshadowed by Crockett), while more critical takes attacked the lack of chemistry between its two leads and the stripping of much of the show's stylistic elements. To this day, bringing up that you like or dislike of the film can provoke rather ''passionate'' reactions in certain people.



** Creator/KimCoates plays a biker...''thirty-one years'' before he was cast as Tig Trager in Series/SonsOfAnarchy.

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** Creator/KimCoates plays a biker...''thirty-one years'' before he was cast as Tig Trager in Series/SonsOfAnarchy.''Series/SonsOfAnarchy''.



* SoOkayItsAverage: The 2006 film. While not without its fans, the lack of chemistry between its two leads and severe case of DarkerAndEdgier put a major dent in its ability to live up to the memory of the show, and the film is generally regarded as one of Mann's weaker post-''Film/{{Heat}}'' works.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: The 2006 film. While not without its fans, SignatureScene: Crockett and Tubbs driving through Miami at night in the lack of chemistry between its two leads and severe case of DarkerAndEdgier put a major dent in its ability to live up to pilot episode "Brother's Keeper", city street lights blaring off the memory hood of their [[CoolCar Daytona]], loading their guns with Music/PhilCollins' [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome "In the show, and the film is generally regarded as one of Mann's weaker post-''Film/{{Heat}}'' works.Air Tonight" slowly building up]].
20th May '17 1:06:37 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/KimCoates plays a biker...''thirty-one years'' before he was cast as Tig Trager in Series/SonsOfAnarchy.

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Creator/KimCoates plays a biker...''thirty-one years'' before he was cast as Tig Trager in Series/SonsOfAnarchy.


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** Creator/BruceWillis in “No Exit”, a full year before he would star in ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}''.
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