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Indi

Miami Vice - TV Show

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Indi

ejo-miami-vice2.jpg

 

There is most definitely a post about this television series somewhere in this forum but I ain't seen one recently so I'll start a new one.

 

Basically, this TV show is one of the best television shows you will ever watch and GTA fans would obviously know that R* adores Miami Vice (Det. Tubbs, Philip Michael Thomas, voiced Lance Vance in GTA: Vice City) and if you want to see GTA in film-format then I'm telling you, watch this television series. It's an '80s ensemble and influenced the way people dressed and poised themselves back in the day.

 

I recently bought Season One on DVD and I am loving it; the music, the guns, glitz and glamour, the cocaine, the parties, the corny acting; it's all there and it's brilliant.

 

I'll give you a brief synopsis of what it's about:

"Stubble-faced detective Crockett lived in a sailboat guarded by his alligator Elvis. His partner Tubbs was a black New York cop looking for his brother's killer. Together they took on the Florida drug world. The show influenced men's fashions toward Italo-casual and interior decor toward the Memphis look. Very trendy music and unusual guest performers."

 

So yeah, anyone watched it? Favourite scene from this show is this:

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tinman187

Got season 1 last month to help me get pumped for GTA V lol Gotta say, this show is awesome. The first episodes really hooked me into the entire series, especially the pilot and "

calderones return

".. Soundtrack is fantastic. Just finished Season 1 a few day's ago, will probably pick up season 2 when I finish with V, which will probably be in a few months.

 

For those who haven't seen Miami Vice yet, I highly recommend it. People forget that this show is directed by Michael Mann, who is responsible for Heat and Collateral lol

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Mr. Scratch

Did any of you guys watch Nash Bridges? It's sort of like the spiritual successor to Miami Vice.

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evh5150vanhalen

Miami Vice is my favorite show of all time. Did anybody see the Lebron james commercial a while back that had don reprise his role as Sonny?

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GEO9875

So vice city was based on this show in some aspects?

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tinman187

So vice city was based on this show in some aspects?

Yes, Vice City was based on a lot of 80's pop culture, especially Scarface and Miami Vice.

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ROCKSTAR MANIC

I Started watching Miami Vice. I must admit I'm getting hooked.

 

Im still on Season one, episode one. Im taking it a bit slow. Soaking in all the theme and how the story is playing out.

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The Deadite

Why didn't Pavle bumped this earlier.?

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Zello

I've only seen the first two seasons it's a great show.

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Indi

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Three years later I finished the entire series.

 

It wasn't as great as the first two seasons, but, when the Testarossa got introduced in Season 3 :inlove:.

 

The finale was also very, very good. Almost made me shed a tear.

 

I would definitely revisit some of the episodes from this series and I recommend it to anyone who loves GTA.

 

I'll probably give Nash Bridges a look now.

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DareYokel
I'll probably give Nash Bridges a look now.

Nash Bridges is awesome. It was canceled though. It used to be one of my favorite shows when I was a teenager.

 

As for Miami Vice, it says a lot about a show that it managed to survive and stay relevant for so long. Movies do that often but TV shows just don't. There's not that many that people can name as timeless classics. Or at least there wasn't back in the day. Timeless classics tend to be mostly sitcoms for some reason. It's been different since The Sopranos revolutionized the medium.

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Indi

 

I'll probably give Nash Bridges a look now.

Nash Bridges is awesome. It was canceled though. It used to be one of my favorite shows when I was a teenager.

 

As for Miami Vice, it says a lot about a show that it managed to survive and stay relevant for so long. Movies do that often but TV shows just don't. There's not that many that people can name as timeless classics. Or at least there wasn't back in the day. Timeless classics tend to be mostly sitcoms for some reason. It's been different since The Sopranos revolutionized the medium.

 

I think with Miami Vice it is a combination of a lot of things. To me it's about the music, the scenery, the partnership between Crockett and Tubbs, the cars; it's definitely one of my favourite TV shows.

 

The thing about Miami Vice though is that it probably was the right thing to do to cancel it at Season Five. It's just a product of the '80s. You could also see in the later series that Don Johnson just wasn't in it a lot, I Googled why that was and it seems to have been because he was getting big and was going into movies -- Philip Michael Thomas held his own though when Don was gone. It's also a big shame that PMT's career died after Miami Vice -- Googled why that was and it seemed to have been because his ego was getting enormously large.

EGOT

 

 

Also that's quite true about "The Sopranos," wasn't until that show I think until TV started to be considered as something serious; that and "The Wire" maybe.

 

Music from the finale was so good:

 

 

I wish I was around in the '80s sometimes.

 

*sigh* I think I'll go and play Vice City now to experience a time that has gone by...

 

... :cry:.

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DareYokel

The Wire is a weird one. It didn't become as big and famous until a couple of years later. People are still discovering it. So it didn't have the same impact on TV shows as The Sopranos, but not for the lack of quality. I think that LOST had a bigger impact than The Wire simply because of its sheer popularity from day one. And the scope of the show was just insane. People didn't know that TV shows can be like that.

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Indi

The Wire is a weird one. It didn't become as big and famous until a couple of years later. People are still discovering it. So it didn't have the same impact on TV shows as The Sopranos, but not for the lack of quality. I think that LOST had a bigger impact than The Wire simply because of its sheer popularity from day one. And the scope of the show was just insane. People didn't know that TV shows can be like that.

"LOST" was very popular indeed. Never saw all of it though.

 

I think "Breaking Bad" was probably the most immersive story-driven TV show I have seen though.

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DareYokel

 

The Wire is a weird one. It didn't become as big and famous until a couple of years later. People are still discovering it. So it didn't have the same impact on TV shows as The Sopranos, but not for the lack of quality. I think that LOST had a bigger impact than The Wire simply because of its sheer popularity from day one. And the scope of the show was just insane. People didn't know that TV shows can be like that.

"LOST" was very popular indeed. Never saw all of it though.

 

I think "Breaking Bad" was probably the most immersive story-driven TV show I have seen though.

For me it probably was LOST. Even though it suffered a drop in quality after season 4. I was quite obsessed with it and blind to a lot of its flaws that I now see all too well.

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Indi

 

 

The Wire is a weird one. It didn't become as big and famous until a couple of years later. People are still discovering it. So it didn't have the same impact on TV shows as The Sopranos, but not for the lack of quality. I think that LOST had a bigger impact than The Wire simply because of its sheer popularity from day one. And the scope of the show was just insane. People didn't know that TV shows can be like that.

"LOST" was very popular indeed. Never saw all of it though.

 

I think "Breaking Bad" was probably the most immersive story-driven TV show I have seen though.

For me it probably was LOST. Even though it suffered a drop in quality after season 4. I was quite obsessed with it and blind to a lot of its flaws that I now see all too well.

 

I'll have to pick up "Nash Bridges" first and then check out "LOST"... I have quite a few TV shows I'd like to get through -- one of them being "Knight Rider." I saw some episodes years ago and I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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Pavle

Why didn't Pavle bumped this earlier.?

It's because he found the topic five months later. Miami Vice is my favorite show. I absolutely love it. The soundtrack, the characters, the story. Not gonna lie, the final episode almost made me tear up when they go for one last ride together. Also, my member title indicates my favorite episode ;).

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Vik

IT'S HEADING TO BLU-RAY!

 

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=19345

 

Surprisingly still haven't bothered watching it yet. This will probably give me an incentive to. I was always a big fan of 80s ''cop content'', especially Beverly Hills Cop, but i've just been so lazy to even bother :p

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Pavle

 

IT'S HEADING TO BLU-RAY!

 

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=19345

 

Surprisingly still haven't bothered watching it yet. This will probably give me an incentive to. I was always a big fan of 80s ''cop content'', especially Beverly Hills Cop, but i've just been so lazy to even bother :p

 

It's definitely worth watching. You'll probably get addicted after the first few episodes.

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Indi

 

 

 

 

:cool:.

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Flachbau

Surprisingly still haven't bothered watching it yet. This will probably give me an incentive to. I was always a big fan of 80s ''cop content'', especially Beverly Hills Cop, but i've just been so lazy to even bother :p

It's a tad bit overrated, but it is worth watching. I will most likely pick up the set when it releases as well.

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Indi

Miami Vice continues in this 8-part comic book series:

http://www.lionforge.com/product/miami-vice-issue-1/

 

It's actually set between Season One and Two but yes, it's a brand new story.

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Watain

I used to watch this show a lot during my teens, ten years ago. I've always been fascinated by the 80's, which was a decade I sadly missed (born in '90). I think this show was really groundbreaking in a lot of areas, from fashion (at the time) to film making to this day. I mean, the way they perfectly combined scenery with now many classic songs was just...awesome.

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Zello

Currently watching Season 5. I really like Tim Truman's music a lot. Jan Hammer was good but I'm really digging Tim Truman.

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Zello

Finally got done with the series. The later reasons weren't as good as the first two but they did have a couple of decent episodes.

 

I really loved the Daytona but eventually came around to the Testarosa. 

 

 

One of the things I hated was that every episode was self contained and stand alone and not very connected. The show would have benefited a lot more if they had season long arcs like a lot of today's shows and what Michael Mann went on to do with Crime Story.

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