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Old 02-17-05, 10:24 AM
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Anyone else find Miami Vice kinda cheesy now?

Growing up a teenager during MV's original NBC run and being a huge fan back then....now being 32 and watching the first few episodes from season 1 after not seeing them for like 15 years or so...I can't believe how cheesy the show kinda is...or is it just me. I can't believe I'm even saying this..lol. DJ seems to act a little over the top when he's angry and just some really corny lines in it.
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You think? All those shows, The A-Team, Knight Rider, Miami Vice, Dukes of Hazard. Almost unwatchable these days.
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lol...yeah i know..but back then it seemed so cool and non-cheesy. I would have never classified it with shows like A-Team or Knight Rider back then.
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I thought MIAMI VICE was cheesy in 1985.....
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Originally Posted by Steve Phillips
I thought MIAMI VICE was cheesy in 1985.....
... and unwatchable.

Never understood the popularity of that dreck.

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Old 02-17-05, 10:55 AM
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I think the general consensus has always been that "Miami Vice" was pure cheese.

I could never watch it either. For every minute of plot, there was five minutes of shots of them driving around while a song played.
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I've watched through the second part of Calderone's Return. I'm really enjoying revisiting this series. It seems to me to hold up better than some others, like Knight Rider. The show's production values certainly help.

The next ep is when Edward James Olmos joined the cast, so I'm only expecting it to get better.

In another thread I brought up the subject of older TV shows not holding up so well. Greatest American Hero was one I was concerned about. But given my past fondness, and an $18 price, it was hard to resist, so I bought it last night. I watched the premiere, and I gotta say, it seems pretty good to me.

I think the stance I may take is with any old TV show, having a single season - just to have a "taste" of it - is OK. But only shows I really enjoy, or find hold up well, will merit buying more than a single season.

I can see buying more Miami Vice for sure. I'll probably buy all of Quantum Leap. At least the second season of GAH may be merited given how short the first season was. A-Team may be one I'll get at least one season of to have a "taste."

Knight Rider will be a tough one. I loved that show so much. Even though it looks, sounds and feels kinda hokey now. Whether I buy more series will probably come down to me feeling I have the money to spend.
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There's a discussion about this topic in this recent thread:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=409813
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Originally Posted by Quatermass
There's a discussion about this topic in this recent thread:
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=409813
Uh, yeah, I started that one.
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I still find Miami Vice very watchable,now A-Team & Knight Rider -thats a different story ,can't watch them at all anymore
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To put Dukes of Hazzard & Miami Vice in the same sentence is ridiculous.

Miami Vice was no 'Hill Street Blues' or 'St. Elsewhere' in the tv canon, but it was watchable.

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MV is watchable...but some parts are laughable now by the sheer corniness.
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I was a probably only around 13 or 14 yrs old when Miami Vice became one of the most popular tv shows at that time.

Although I found DJ's Ferrari Testarossa and his choice of Elvis the alligator as a pet was cool, I found the whole other stuff that came with the show quite odd.

The way they dress is one...pastels, blazers over tanktops, shoes with no socks...I mean, it was weird to see almost every grown-up guy dressing like Sonny Crockett. Pretty hilarious...
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I still contend that how well a show holds up for a person has everything to do with how old the person was (and their life situation) when they last watched it. If the last time you saw a show was when you were 10, it would be surprising if the show held up to viewing as a 30 yr old. If the last time you saw a show was when you were 25 and married, then I'd say that it will hold up pretty well when you're 40.

Basically, if you liked it at 25, you'd like it at 40. (assuming of course that your life situation was similar at those two ages)
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Anyone else find Miami Vice kinda cheesy now?

Now???
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Originally Posted by Altimus Prime
I've watched through the second part of Calderone's Return. I'm really enjoying revisiting this series. It seems to me to hold up better than some others, like Knight Rider. The show's production values certainly help.

The next ep is when Edward James Olmos joined the cast, so I'm only expecting it to get better.
I was never a fan of Miami Vice, but DJ's newer show, Nash Bridges, I thought was pretty good, and if that ever came out on DVD, I may consider getting it.
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Nope, I still enjoy watching it.
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I don't know I always found it cheesy and not even in a good way. At least the others mentioned were over the top cheesy and I could watch them for a good laugh.
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Originally Posted by sracer
I still contend that how well a show holds up for a person has everything to do with how old the person was (and their life situation) when they last watched it. If the last time you saw a show was when you were 10, it would be surprising if the show held up to viewing as a 30 yr old. If the last time you saw a show was when you were 25 and married, then I'd say that it will hold up pretty well when you're 40.

Basically, if you liked it at 25, you'd like it at 40. (assuming of course that your life situation was similar at those two ages)
I disagree completely.
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Originally Posted by Altimus Prime
Uh, yeah, I started that one.
I know, and a fine thread it is, too. I was just posting that for the benefit of others, not in reply to you because it looked like this thread was headed in the same direction.
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Originally Posted by movielib
... and unwatchable.

Never understood the popularity of that dreck.
Originally Posted by Groucho

I could never watch it either. For every minute of plot, there was five minutes of shots of them driving around while a song played.
(whew)...Thought I was the only one. Its pretty bad when an 11-year old thinks a TV show is cheesy.
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I never liked that show. I think I caught one episode and that was all I could stomach. I was a big fan of Jan Hammer though.....but that was not enough.
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Of course it's cheesy, but it's the good kind of overpriced 80's stinky cheese.

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