Miami Vice (1984–1990)
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The Great McCarthy 

Crockett and Tubbs get involved in the world of offshore power boat racing and drug smuggling.

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Crockett and Tubbs get involved in the world of offshore power boat racing and drug smuggling.

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The band playing at the party has none of their instruments plugged in. Also, the audio features a full drum kit, but the only drums visible are guys playing on snare drums. See more »

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Self Control
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Written by Giancarlo Bigazzi, Steve Piccolo and Raffaele Riefoli
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The great '80s
7 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

Tubbs just can't catch a break. Every time he finds love, someone comes along to ruin it for him. Angelina didn't work out because Crockett ended up shooting her father to death, and hell, his partner even "cop-blocked" him in favor of an early a.m. stakeout. And here we have 'The Great McCarthy' in which his love prospects are struck down when he falls for a murderer. It gives new meaning to Rod Stewart's "Some Guys Have All The Luck", which, speak of the devil, is featured in this episode.

But more than a statement on Tubbs' hard luck with women, this episode rides on our Vice cops being players. This thing's got excess written ll over it. Power boats, big-end men's fashion, post-modern real estate, all of the good stuff. The bad guy's not all that interesting, but the high style is entertaining.

Also, Izzy Moreno, in one of his more likable appearances.

7/10


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