David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines
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the Miami Vice exception

I'm watching episodes of MIAMI VICE on hulu.com lately. Hadn't seen the show in years, and it's neat to actually watch it as an adult, rather than a kid for whom most of the thrill was just getting to stay up to watch it.

An interesting thought occurred to me: most of the time, when TV shows try to make people look cool, the result is laughable a few years later. Ten, twenty years down the line, forget it. What was cool is dorky, what was slick is pathetic. Except for MIAMI VICE. It looks like a different era, yes, but it still looks recognizably cool. It's kind of amazing, when you think about it.

I have no idea why it's different, but that it is really says something about the aesthetics of the show.
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