History YMMV / MiamiVice

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}}''.
19th May '17 11:17:03 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Artist songs include "In The Air Tonight", "Long Long Way To Go", "Voices" and "Brothers In Arms", and Jan Hammer's themes, including "Evan" and "Crockett's Theme".

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Artist songs include "In The Air Tonight", "Long Long Way To Go", "Voices" and "Brothers In Arms", and Arms". And then there's Jan Hammer's themes, original music, including "Evan" and "Crockett's Theme".



* SeasonalRot: Many fans like to pretend the fourth and fifth seasons don't exist.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: It's hard for a younger audience to appreciate just how much one scene in the pilot episode said this show was going to be different from anything that had come before. Not when it's all too common for shows to use nearly the full-length versions of contemporary pop songs, when they feel free to edit and compose their shots more like cinema than TV.
* SoOkayItsAverage: The 2006 film.

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* SeasonalRot: Many fans like to pretend the fourth and fifth seasons don't exist.
exist. Mainly due to the shift toward comedy and bizarre situations (such as one episode turning into a ''sci-fi AlienAbduction plot'') over gritty crime drama.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: It's hard for a younger audience to appreciate just how much [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1o-NWNmQLM one scene scene]] in the pilot episode said this show was going to be different from anything that had come before. Not when it's The film-like editing and camera work, all too set to a hit pop song, was completely unlike what ''anybody'' had seen in a television show at that point. Now it is common for shows to use nearly the full-length versions of contemporary pop songs, when they feel free to and edit and compose their shots more like cinema than TV.
cinema.
* 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.



** 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 ragdool 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' character. In the shot where the car explodes, the ragdool ragdoll flies straight up in the air, as if being yanked by someone offscreen.



** 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. 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.force.
* WTHCastingAgency: Several examples throughout the show's run, but special notice has to be given to casting Music/JamesBrown as an ''extraterrestrial alien'' during one of the show's more...bizarre episodes.
25th Feb '17 12:41:01 PM ACW
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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. Even his [[EvenEvilHasStandards brothers are disgusted by his utter psychosis]].

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* CompleteMonster: Elio Escobar Escobar, from season 1’s “The Maze” "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. Even his [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even his brothers are disgusted by his utter psychosis]].
11th Feb '17 12:57:12 PM Temmere
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** Creator/WesleySnipes in "Streetwise." (Creator/BillPaxton, too, but he had already been in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' by then.)
3rd Feb '17 6:46:10 PM Temmere
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** Oscar-nominee David Strathairn in "Out Where the Buses Don't Run."
** Joe Morton, Creator/VingRhames, and Garcelle Beauvais in "The Maze."
12th Jan '17 5:16:04 AM Temmere
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** Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter (no, ''really'') appeared in two episodes as Crocker's girlfriend.

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** Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter (no, ''really'') appeared in two episodes as Crocker's Crockett's girlfriend.
27th Dec '16 2:59:45 PM Temmere
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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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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/KimCoates plays a biker...''thirty-one years'' before he was cast as Tig Trager in Series/SonsOfAnarchySeries/SonsOfAnarchy.
** Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter (no, ''really'') appeared in two episodes as Crocker's girlfriend.
2nd Dec '16 9:10:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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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 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. Even his [[EvenEvilHasStandards brothers are disgusted by his utter psychosis]].

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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 her]]. When his brother Georges sees this, he tries to reason with and stop Elio. Elio simply murders his brother in response to this. Even his [[EvenEvilHasStandards brothers are disgusted by his utter psychosis]].
29th Aug '16 8:10:41 PM PaulA
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* NightmareFuel: The start of the episode "Honor amongst Thieves" (Season 5 episode 16) is horrifying.
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