Monday, September 9, 2013

MTV COPS:  Nice essay by Brian Doan on the Ebert site on Miami Vice, Moonlighting, Frank's Place, thirtysomething, and the other great mid-80s tv dramas which set the stage for the modern era. On Moonlighting:
It's sleek and character-driven, but it was when it went to series that it really became something new. In an interview with Rolling Stone a year later, Caron would pinpoint why: "I think it has something to do with the fact that while we may be the fifty-thousandth TV detective show, we know we're the fifty-thousandth TV detective show. That's at the heart of it. The show knows a little bit that it's on TV."

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