Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Miami Nice

So I've been watching back episodes of Miami Vice for the last few weeks on Netflix. I'm about half way through the second season and if you grew up in the 80's you should really think about re-watching it yourself. Here are some of my impressions.

  • Don Johnson smokes....a whole lot. It's seems that every scene is an opportunity to smoke up and man does it look bad ass while doing it.
  • Johnson's wardrobe is freaking insane....PASTELS!!
  • Even a fake Ferrari Daytona is a thing of beauty.
  • Then there are the other cars, whoever was responsible for sourcing the cars for the show was a serious motorhead. I mean who the hell owned an original Maserati Quattroporte in the 80's?
  • Guest stars!! Its a veritable who's who of people that went on to bigger careers.
  • The Music. First off there is the iconic Jan Hammer score which is pretty amazing but then there are all the classic 80's songs including some "performances" of music within the show itself.
  • Man the dialog, story and editing of TV shows have come a long way in 25 years. Want to really appreciate Lost despite its less than stellar ending just watch a few episodes of Miami Vice.
  • Lots of hot babes. It's amazing to see all of these girls in bikinis without obnoxious fake breasts.
  • Edward James Olmos is one bad motherfucker. On BSG he could own a scene like no one's business but his presence on Miami Vice is amazing.

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