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Anybody have the TV Guide articles about Miami Vice?

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I was doing some internet searching to see any articles or commentary about Miami Vice while it aired, to see the perspective of what the viewing audience thought about the show as it was transitioning, especially with Seasons 3 and 4, and found these 4 covers of TV Guide magazine about Miami Vice on a Spanish-language website called Bonanza.

 

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July 27, 1985 Cover  ("On Location With Miami Vice")

http://m.bonanzamercado.es/listings/TV-Guide-1687-Miami-Vice-on-location-Jul-27-1985-no-label-Richard-Amsel-cover/213062290?st_id=26751555

 

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March 21, 1987 Cover  ("Dallas Drubs The Cops: Why Miami Vice Seems to Be Slipping")

http://m.bonanzamercado.es/listings/TV-Guide-1773-Dallas-drubs-Miami-Vice-Mar-21-1987-Linda-Purl-Matlock-no-label/213059582

 

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September 19, 1987 Cover  ("Backstage Report: Miami Vice Breakout: It Will Be Wilder This Year")

http://m.bonanzamercado.es/listings/TV-Guide-1799-Brooke-Shields-for-Miss-America-Sept-19-1987-Miami-Vice-no-label-/213053161?st_id=26751555

 

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March 19, 1988 Cover  ("If It's Not Too Late... Here's How Miami Vice Can Revive Its Magic")

http://m.bonanzamercado.es/listings/TV-Guide-1825-Here-s-How-Miami-Vice-can-revive-Mar-19-1988-Barbara-Stock/214368081

 

Do any of you have scans of these articles that can be posted up here?  I'm very curious to read what the authors for each of these articles have mentioned, and compare them to our hindsight perspective of the show.

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Matt5

I was doing some internet searching to see any articles or commentary about Miami Vice while it aired, to see the perspective of what the viewing audience thought about the show as it was transitioning, especially with Seasons 3 and 4, and found these 4 covers of TV Guide magazine about Miami Vice on a Spanish-language website called Bonanza.

 

__57.jpg

July 27, 1985 Cover  ("On Location With Miami Vice")

http://m.bonanzamercado.es/listings/TV-Guide-1687-Miami-Vice-on-location-Jul-27-1985-no-label-Richard-Amsel-cover/213062290?st_id=26751555

 

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March 21, 1987 Cover  ("Dallas Drubs The Cops: Why Miami Vice Seems to Be Slipping")

http://m.bonanzamercado.es/listings/TV-Guide-1773-Dallas-drubs-Miami-Vice-Mar-21-1987-Linda-Purl-Matlock-no-label/213059582

 

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September 19, 1987 Cover  ("Backstage Report: Miami Vice Breakout: It Will Be Wilder This Year")

http://m.bonanzamercado.es/listings/TV-Guide-1799-Brooke-Shields-for-Miss-America-Sept-19-1987-Miami-Vice-no-label-/213053161?st_id=26751555

 

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March 19, 1988 Cover  ("If It's Not Too Late... Here's How Miami Vice Can Revive Its Magic")

http://m.bonanzamercado.es/listings/TV-Guide-1825-Here-s-How-Miami-Vice-can-revive-Mar-19-1988-Barbara-Stock/214368081

 

Do any of you have scans of these articles that can be posted up here?  I'm very curious to read what the authors for each of these articles have mentioned, and compare them to our hindsight perspective of the show.

 

 

Thankyou great articles and pictures!!

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Matt5

The 1988 article really shows how MV was trying hard not to be cancelled and raise its ratings - great info!!! :D

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July 27, 1985 

This picture is so wrong, the guns should be the other way around. xD :)

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mvnyc

Coop might have these, if anybody does...

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COOPER&BURNETT

Of course I own them.         .....It's me! ;)    I don't own the one with Brooke Shields on the cover however.

 

Check out this! I have the four TV GUIDE MEGA RARE MIAMI VICE COVER PORTRAITS ( much less than 100 exist!)

 

http://miamiviceonline.com/index.php/topic/2152-mega-rare-tv-guide-miami-vice-portraits-less-than-100-exist/

 

Also Detective_Crockett, this should answer your above comment.

 

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Matt5

Thankyou for posting!!

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Vice Immersion

Thanks guys for providing what you can, especially to member "Cooper&Burnett" for showing the covers.

 

After just finishing Season 3, I wanted to see if TV Guide's criticisms and opinions of the show during the show's run lined up with ours from today, or if there would be a huge difference that would make us think, "What the heck were they thinking back then?"  It would be intriguing in reading what TV Guide attributes exactly to the sharp decline in viewership in Season 3 (the March 1987 issue), and what TV Guide suggests in saving Miami Vice by the time Season 4 is about three-quarters over (in the March 1988 issue).

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Matt5

A lot of good info in the articles 

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Vice Immersion

Found the second article in Cooper&Burnett's collection:

http://miamiviceonline.com/index.php/topic/1253-vice-being-drubbed-by-dallas/

 

Here's also Dick Wolf's response to the article (also in Cooper&Burnett's collection):

http://miamiviceonline.com/index.php/topic/2040-dick-wolf-responds-tv-guide/

 

Found the fourth article topic in Cooper&Burnett's collection (but sadly the images aren't there any more):

http://miamiviceonline.com/index.php/topic/546-if-its-not-too-late-heres-how-miami-vice-can-revive-its-magic-tv-guide-art/

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Noggie

I have the fourth one & remember the first. That was s dreary time. The show had gotten so tired. Drab colors & everything shot in this misty filter. I remember missing the earlier seasons a lot.

I remember them mentioning stories were taken from the headlines & the new color scheme. Seemed like it ended saying Miami had become a wilder place than Vice was on tv.

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