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Miami Vice-o-ween

I’ve been super lax this week and owe you a post, so how about a Happy Miami Vice Halloween! Though honestly, due to the era it was from and the seriousness (in a way) it presented itself, Miami Vice never had a “Halloween” episode over it’s five seasons. No real holiday episodes at all, honestly. If you go searching the Miami Vice wiki for mention of masks and costumes, because it’s always possible that in your multiple viewings of the show you somehow missed a Halloween episode, all you find…

Miami Vice: Season 1, Episode 15 – Smuggler’s Blues

The tension in this episode of Miami Vice is slightly undercut by one of the characters being played by Glen Frey of the Eagles and the episode’s titular song, “Smuggler’s Blues.” Full disclosure? I had no idea that Glen Frey was Glen Frey and actually did not realise he was in the Eagles or sang the song that was not only the inspiration for the episode but also a bunch of dialogue was lifted from. AMAZING. Even more amazing is this episode was written by Miguel Piñero, who played Calderone…