If you remember the opening and theme song to this, then you are definitely part of Gen X — whether you were born during the first half (like me) or the second half. (Note: Can’t get enough? You want to see the creator of this piece of music history? Okidoki, here you go — that’s Jan Hammer boys and girls. Ain’t he fly?)
Vice cops with designer suits, “manscaping” (they took grooming to “a whole ‘nother level”), South Beach backdrops, flash and dash of 80s excess thrown in, along with electronic, synthesized pop music in the background. (Cue: In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins)
Yep, that was “Miami Vice”. Oh boy. There’s just so much to say about this show. They were “too cool for school” with every opportunity to showcase chest hair with just enough buttons unbuttoned on their shirts. They just oozed sex-appeal, didn’t they? Females drooled. Ordinary Joes thought they could be like them. (I can’t help but shake my head at this.)
Crockett and Tubbs looked so good. It’s like you didn’t want to touch them for fear their suits would get wrinkled. And, I almost forgot the shoes with no socks! Never a lace up. Always a slip on. Yep, that was also the style back then. How the shoes didn’t fly off during a foot chase is beyond me. Oh, the 80s — Gotta love television back then!
P.S. And of course, who could forget the mobile phones they’d whip out back then? They were about 8″ x 2″ and weighed probably 20 lbs, so seeing someone with that cinder block by their ear meant they were a “baller”. *looks at BlackBerry*