I decided to watch a cheesy ‘80s double-feature w/ Miami Connection and the pilot for Miami Vice. Upon viewing the two-part pilot for the series, all my assumptions about MV were proven wrong. The style, lighting, cinematography, acting, and the music is certainly bad ass! I’m instantly hooked. What stands out the most is the use of pop music from the day, illustrating the perverse nature of Miami. And the maturity level of the nature of the crimes in the show surprised me for 1984. We may be living in the golden age of television right now, but Miami Vice has put me in the mind sent that we should stop neglecting the history of the medium.