Remember these two guys? Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs and James "Sonny" Crockett.
I lived in Miami, Florida, all my life up until 1987. That means I was there when they were filming this television series. The show was not really all that. But I liked it! Number 1 because it had a great soundtrack. Number 2 because I liked trying to figure out if I could guess the location where they filmed a particular scene. One filming location was actually a 5-minute walk from where I was working at the time which was the U.S. Customs Port of Entry.
The Miami Vice TV series aired in 1984 and lasted for 5 seasons. I knew it would not last longer than that because … let's face it! … those 2 guys who played Tubbs and Crockett, the undercover detectives, were only going to be gorgeous hunks for a few years. After that, real life age would start creeping in on them.
The Miami Vice TV series wasn't Oscar-worthy performances. (My opinion.) But I did like the guest stars who appeared in various episodes. One time Helena Bonham Carter was in an episode. She's a British Masterpiece Classic actress. Her appearance took the show up a notch.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Miami Vice TV series which starred Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas was OK. It gets my 4 out of 5 stars for being able to last 5 seasons. After all, the original Star Trek only lasted 3 seasons and it was on a 5-year mission.
By contrast, the Miami Vice movie which was released in 2006 and starred Colin Farell and Jamie Foxx?
IT TOTALLY SUCKED!
It gets 2 out of 5 stars.
Why am I being generous and giving it 2 stars?
⭐️ The first star is because they cast Naomie Harris. Like Ms. Carter, she is another classy classic British actress that I admire. She was in the James Bond movie "Skyfall" (2012) and the Masterpiece miniseries "Small Island".
⭐️ The second star is because it was filmed in Miami, my hometown, and the scenery was authentic.
Have you seen Miami Vice, the TV series and/or the movie? What is your opinion?
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