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Miami Vice S1E5: Calderone’s Return: Part 2 – Calderone’s Demise

They make some strange budget choices on this show. The episode starts out with some beautiful footage of the cigarette boat in the ocean. It was shot aerially, which in 1984 means by helicopter. Then they slapped together a montage of reused footage several minutes long to fill time. They figured out how to combine […]

Miami Vice S1E4: Calderone’s Return: Part 1 – The Hit List

The writing, directing, and acting are getting better. A natural bit of comedic relief, but otherwise a fully serious episode. This one revives the Calderone character from the pilot, and it also leans heavily into Crockett’s divorce situation. Gregory Sierra’s character got killed off in this episode. His was the worst acting, not to mention […]