Miami Vice was
an award winning action crime drama that ran from 1984
to 1989 on NBC, and was a huge 80’s hit. The show
starred Don Johnson as Detective James “Sonny” Crockett,
Phillip Michael Thomas as Detective Ricardo Tubbs, and
Edward James Olmos as Lieutenant Marty Castillo. The
show had a major impact on the fashion of the 80’s, with
men wearing the same style of clothes found on Crockett
and Tubbs, and 80’s music, considering it drew heavily
on the modern new wave culture. The show was hip.
of this show will remember detective Crockett and Tubbs,
patrolling the streets and waters of Miami, searching
for drug dealers, street walkers, and other baddies.
They had cool guns, cool clothes, cool cars, and cool
boats. Nearly every episode ended with a major gun
battle, where the drug dealers often paid a hefty
price. Episodes were loosely based around real crimes
that had happened in Miami. In the early seasons,
episodes were more light hearted, often with a comical
tone, but as the seasons progressed, the tone of the
show turned more dark, focusing on topics like
corruption and the after effects of crime.