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when did MV jump the shark for you?

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miamijimf

Obviously some episodes were better than others but even the worst eps were better than most stuff on TV.

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Boca Raton

Crockett gets way too slap happy/violent in Season 4, it kinda works but he's way too pretty in this season - extra long bleached blonde hair, flashy clothes/shoulder pads...

its like he's Joan Johnson...

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DeepCover333
On 9/28/2017 at 8:58 PM, vicegirl85 said:

 

Although Caitlin's death made the Burnett arc possible (and I do feel that was a good story arc!), generally I felt the Caitlin storyline was weak and the relationship didn't pull me in.  I didn't really dislike Caitlin, just didn't buy Sonny Crockett in the role of Mr. Pop Star, or the sapfest that was promoted as their marital life (except when they were sad/upset with each other because their schedules didn't mesh).  Crockett's relationship with his ex, Caroline, was so much more believable.

 

I completely agree. I was able to accept many of the plot lines with a bit of patience and suspended belief over the seasons, but this was one story-line I have struggled with buying and always will. 

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Vincent Hanna

Maybe that was the plan all along. They give us the Crockett marrying a pop singer storyline so that when he does become an amnesiac, it's less bizarre in comparison and people are more willing to buy it.

Those writers were ingenious.:p

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Boca Raton

On my second go around of the series...I'm rewatching in HD on BluRay and Season 5 rules! A big step up from 4!

the fashion though is THE worst!

Season 5 is Dark and a perfect end 

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Mr. Calderon

Now im cured from my amnesia...that Burnett´s Trilogy....heck....i hate that!

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Boca Raton
1 hour ago, Mr. Calderon said:

Now im cured from my amnesia...that Burnett´s Trilogy....heck....i hate that!

Really?!? It's way better than his dumb love affair/wedding to a pop star!

rewatched the entire series and I LOVE season 5 & HATE season 4.

I lived in Miami from 1989-2003 (visit ever other year since '03) since I was 8rs old to 22, formative years...even in Leap of Faith when Sonny is talking to the head of YCU I was transported back to Miami when Layne Staley died...(esoteric I know)

its nostalgic 

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Sea-light

Season 4. Don't like it at all. And adore another seasons.

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Vincent Hanna

I like the fashion better in S4 to S5 but Don Johnson looks so bored and out of shape in it. He's got that same look Sean Connery got in "You Only Live Twice" where you can pretty much tell he's thinking "Ok..I'm over this crap"..

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Mr. Calderon

Well..i dont like a lot of S2...its weird because...seems vice exploded on s2, instead s1, this my favourite one. Gotta try rewatch the episodes again, but my favourite ones are payback, sons and lovers, and out where the buses dont run....the rest was very disapointing for me...i remembered cool parts from not so good episodes from the 80s...that heat-french-blonde episode (sorry guys, im 48 and getting old to remember the names lol) or the intro in bushido...things changed for better on s3 or s4 and died on s5...what can i do if i have a horrible taste for vice seasons lol?

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Vincent Hanna
2 hours ago, Mr. Calderon said:

Well..i dont like a lot of S2...its weird because...seems vice exploded on s2, instead s1, this my favourite one. Gotta try rewatch the episodes again, but my favourite ones are payback, sons and lovers, and out where the buses dont run....the rest was very disapointing for me...i remembered cool parts from not so good episodes from the 80s...that heat-french-blonde episode (sorry guys, im 48 and getting old to remember the names lol) or the intro in bushido...things changed for better on s3 or s4 and died on s5...what can i do if i have a horrible taste for vice seasons lol?

Yeah I remember being extremely disappointed by season 2 when first seeing it, knowing it's reputation as the best of MV. Season 1 was amazing and then you get to S2 and you have to wade through Whatever Works, Dutch Oven, Buddies, Tale of a Goat, The Fix, The one with the car racing etc just to get to the good stuff.

When you know which eps to avoid S2 is great. :p 

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Boca Raton
Season 1 is the best!
For me: 1, 2, 3/5, 4
Season 4 everything but the kitchen sink is thrown at me! UFOs, Cow Sperm, Ghosts, Cryogenics, Amnesia, Meeting & getting married to a pop star all in the same episode-meh!
So maybe because Season 4 was sooo full of fuckery that it made Season 5 seem like a big step up- DJ & PMT do look surprisingly odd in S5 but I can't put my finger on what it is besides them just getting older looking?
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Daytona74
Am 13.10.2017 um 04:27 schrieb Vincent Hanna:

Yeah I remember being extremely disappointed by season 2 when first seeing it, knowing it's reputation as the best of MV. Season 1 was amazing and then you get to S2 and you have to wade through Whatever Works, Dutch Oven, Buddies, Tale of a Goat, The Fix, The one with the car racing etc just to get to the good stuff.

When you know which eps to avoid S2 is great. :p 

 

Season 2 was when they went full throttle with many elements that viewers got a glimpse of in season one. Not every week for the better, but I think season 2 was still a positive step up from season one.

Season four was just a trainwreck. They had lost sight of MV's magic formula in season three, and with S4 they just went even deeper into the woods. And by the beginning of season five, it was clear that the show's fate was sealed. NBC originally only wanted to order a half-season of 13 episodes, but somehow they decided to do the full run of 22 episodes anyway. And from day one of shooting S5, it was clear that it was going to be the last season. Maybe if S4 hadn't been such a huge disappointment, things could have continued beyond a fifth season. But in  a way, the show was tired any way you were looking at it. It had been burning the candle at both ends during its first two or three seasons, and it was showing.

And police drama just went a different direction in the early 90s, and Miami Vice probably would have looked like a dinosaur. The drug trade in South Florida had reached its peak. Cocaine was beginning to become dirt cheap towards the mid-90s, and the entire U.S. was hit by a recession circa  1990-92. So a show about high-riding drug traffickers in designer suits throwing around briefcases full of cash probably just would have looked out of place. Miami Vice was a child of the affluent 80s with all their exuberance. It was a time of ostentation. And that was just not what the early 90s before the Internet boom were all about.

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jenny
On 9/29/2017 at 6:49 PM, Vincent Hanna said:

Tubbs and El Gato must have went to the same tailor. Or Tubbs raided the guys closet after he died.

Good one! :D

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Mr. Calderon

Another point...maybe MV jumped to the sharks when all those south american dictators begin to appear kinda often on episode plots...reminds me those class "z"  rambo spoofs with cheap budget...

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