Miami Vice

Season 1 Episode 1

Brother's Keeper

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Sep 16, 1984 on NBC

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  • An interesting introduction!

    Miami Vice manages to introduce both the concept of the show and the lead characters to us perfectly. There's action, but it's not simply senseless chases, and the office politics and work relationships are easy to follow. Our heroes feel very real, with Sonny's anger and frustration nearly palpable and Tubbs' grief well shown beneath the persona of Raphael. Their initial suspicion and animosity plays well into the characters also, mutual punching in the face and the following almost grudging trust being a very good place to start a long journey. The plot is still interesting after two decades, and the criminals seem more than just charicatures. The moral dilemmas don't seem forced either; whether it's a cop taking bribes or Tubbs hesitating on shooting Calderone, nothing seems black or white.

    Watching the cast work together is a pleasure, as is the cast itself; there is solid acting and intriguing actors. Also, can't help noticing that there's a variety of ethnicity here that doesn't seem forced or overly PC. People are defined by what they do and not by what they look like (and am not going to even mention the way they dress...). Like I said, an intriguing beginning. Definitely makes a viewer wonder what comes next.
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