Watched the second ep of Miami Vice
. In the pilot, Tubbs and Crockett don't get their man, one of Crockett's old partners turns out to be a traitor, and Crockett turns out to be a divorced guy with a drinking problem. In the second episode, they run into an FBI informant who may have gone over to the other side, and winds up murdering a suspect and then killing himself.
Whoa. The fuss was all about the linen jackets and the bright colors. Who knew that Miami Vice
was the prototype for dark, messed-up cop shows about dark, messed-up cops?
"Who knew" is right. I remember that MV was one of those first destination shows - you HAD to watch it on friday nights. Remember this was before the VCR was in everyones homes. If you were somewhere - a club, party, etc - and it was 10 pm, you HAD to find a TV and watch the show. Suddenly the room would get quiet and you'd hear those Hans Zimmer tones,and you knew you were in for a ride, especially when they went to the "music video" portion of the episode that was usually a sex scene or a shootout.
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