Miami Vice was a popular and innovative television series starring Don Johnson (as James "Sonny" Crockett, left) and Philip Michael Thomas (as Ricardo "Rico" Tubbs, right in the picture) as two Metro-Dade Police Department detectives working undercover in Miami. The show ran for five seasons on NBC from 1984–1989.
Miami Vice impressed me a lot and changed my view of life.
Miami Vice was noted for its innovative use of music, particularly countless pop and rock hits of the 1980s and the distinctive, synthesized instrumental music of Jan Hammer. Among the many well-known bands and artists who contributed their music to the show were a-ha, Devo, Jackson Browne, Meat Loaf, Phil Collins,Bryan Adams, Tina Turner, Peter Gabriel, ZZ Top, Dire Straits, Depeche Mode, The Hooters, Iron Maiden, Godley and Creme, Glenn Frey, U2, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Foreigner, The Police, Laura Branigan, Ted Nugent, Suicidal Tendencies, The Damned, and Billy Idol. Some of them even guest-starred in episodes, such as Phil Collins, Miles Davis, The Power Station, Glenn Frey, Willie Nelson, Ted Nugent, Frank Zappa and Sheena Easton.
The integration of music (particularly the hits of the 1980s) and carefully selected scenes made each episode seem like a short film or movie that was unique compared to other dramas at the time.