These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: Miami Vice
Complete Monster: Elio Escobar from the episode "The Maze". Of all his brothers, he stands out as the craziest, evil and sadistic of his own band. He has been charged with drug trafficking, robbery, vandalism and murder. Not only murder a detective, he also has hostage homeless in an old hotel, including children and a baby. Then, Elio tries to rape a homeless girl named Gabriella For the Evulz until her brother Georges intervened, and what does do? Elio kills him. Even his own brothers are disgusted by their actions.
Crowning Music of Awesome: 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".
What other show could use Kate Bush "Hello Earth" and make it work?
Ho Yay: Crockett and Tubbs. There's a sizeable amount of slash about them.
Narm: In the season 3 episode "The Good Collar," Crockett has a PG-rated freakout when the informant he's trying to help is killed.
Paranoia Fuel: One episode had an surveillance expert getting hired by the Vice crew AND a prominent drug lord the squad wanted to arrest at the same time. The expert proceeds to manipulate both sides by finding his own eavesdropping devices, partly to keep the increasingly paranoid drug lord from killing him, and partly because he enjoys mocking both sides.
Seinfeld Is Unfunny: 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.
Special Effect Failure: In "Milk Run", the final action sequence has Tubbs chase a gunman through an airport, just before taking cover behind a pillar as the villain unloads several shotgun rounds at him. Despite the gunman having just killed someone by firing through a pane of glass, no bullet holes or marks are seen on the pillar Tubbs is standing behind, and the sound of the shots is incorrectly timed.