Miami Vice S1E2: Heart of Darkness

Another essentially serious episode. However, there seems to be some attempt to make a couple of the regular supporting characters some kind of comedic relief. It isn’t very good. The direction for the supporting characters in general is really bad, which makes the story feel disjointed. Some of the dialog was pretty bad, too. A bunch of the camera work was incredibly basic and uninspired. Then later, a few more cinematic shots were thrown in.

Al Bundy made an appearance for this episode.

Overall, the quality of this episode was pretty bad. I can only assume things get better.

This episode was completely stand-alone. However, I can see that episodes 4 and 5 involve Calderone. I guess we’ll see how much of a mix there is between discrete stories and continuous stories.