Miami Vice always works

HA! We are halfway through season one so you’re all getting a mid-season treat instead of another recap. Also, I’m a little panicked as where I’ve been capping the episodes has slapped an “expiring” tag on all their Miami Vice, but don’t say when it’s expiring, so I don’t know how long I got of the easy way to do this. Luckily I do own the entire show’s run on DVD, it’s just gonna be more of a hassle. Anyway, Miami Vice is such an amazingly visual show. One of…

Miami Vice: Season 1, Episode 11 – Little Prince

Both the actual title (Little Prince) and the working title (White Bread) sort of prepare you for this episode’s attempt at making The Rich look like people/people we should give a shit about. Spoiler: they really do try to humanise them, like they do anybody else, but it doesn’t really work. Buckle in, btw, because I think this has the most single images in a post yet. It was just a real looker of an episode. This episode deals with needle drugs, but no needle-to-skin are shown, FYI. For a…

Miami Vice: Season 1, Episode 8 – The Great McCarthy

Oh man, so the title of this, “The Great McCarthy” is feels so sarcastic. The titular bro is the kind of monied blowhard who has exactly twenty-six stories and forty-eight anecdotes that he rotates between with a mechanical precision. One theme about this episode, on a theoretical level, is pretending the past doesn’t exist. We get the return of an actor who played a notable, and very dead, character. Tubbs absolutely pretends something from three episodes ago didn’t happen. Oh man, I just realised that the twist at the end…