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Here's the schedule for next Monday, September 3, on the H&I (Heroes & Icons) over-the-air channel (11/10 am-7/6 pm ET/Central):

11/10 OUT OF MIAMI
Nash and a Federal marshal are taken hostage by a Miami drug lord who wants to exchange them for a witness who's scheduled to testify against him in court. 

12/11 THE PARTNER
Nash hunts for a vigilante who claims he's helping solve crimes by murdering deadly criminals. 

1/12 BLOOD BOTS
Nash goes up against a gang of ruthless techno-geeks who are designing robots to perform robberies. 

2/1 QUACK FEVER
Nash begins to believe that a 17-year-old boy involved in the Southeast Asian drug trade may be his missing brother's son. 

3/2 KILL JOY
Harvey becomes attracted to a fellow "Deadhead," a mysterious woman who is the target of a murderous stalker. 

4/3 CHANGE UP
Cassidy is suspended following her involvement in the fatal shooting of a bystander during a bank robbery and becomes the target of department cronies who want to use her to get rid of Nash. 

5/4 CAT FIGHT
A robbery at the Filmore during a concert prompts Nash to investigate a soccer coach and his daughter, a stolen motorcycle, and a record producer. 

6/5 FAIR GAME
A serial killer who picks up passengers in a cab and then murders them stalks the city. 

7/6 GENESIS (PILOT)
Nash poses as an undercover computer chip buyer to bust a black market criminal ring that recently stole $2 million worth of the chips.

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1 minute ago, GHScorpiosRule said:

At the risk of looking stupid, what do those numbers preceding the synopsis mean?

Definitely not stupid. They're Eastern time and Central time. I realized I should edit them for clarity. Any suggestions for the best way?

 

Note that they are starting over with the Pilot in the last hour next Monday.

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8 minutes ago, shapeshifter said:

Definitely not stupid. They're Eastern time and Central time. I realized I should edit them for clarity. Any suggestions for the best way?

Ah! Now I see it! Since the network airs this in a nine hour block and on Mondays, how about saying “can be seen from 11/10 am-7/6 pm EST/Central” as a headline and then just have the synopsis?

8 minutes ago, shapeshifter said:

Note that they are starting over with the Pilot in the last hour next Monday.

Yay! I discovered this was airing but not keen on the last season so have been waiting for the first season to start again!

I just freakin’ love Sonny Don Johnson!

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I don't get that channel.  I used to love that show, though, so happy watching.  Except for the last season.  The last season sucked.

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16 hours ago, GHScorpiosRule said:

I just freakin’ love Sonny Don Johnson!

If I had met him during season 1 of Miami Vice, he would have yet another kid with yet another woman. I can't blame any of them. Fertility clinics and sex therapists should've bottled the young Don Johnson's pheromones, LOL. But he's still charming in Nash Bridges.

 

1 hour ago, Katy M said:

I don't get that channel.  I used to love that show, though, so happy watching.  Except for the last season.  The last season sucked.

If you live in a major metropolitan area and are just watching cable channels, you can try unscrewing your cable from the TV and screwing in an antenna.

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16 minutes ago, shapeshifter said:

If you live in a major metropolitan area and are just watching cable channels, you can try unscrewing your cable from the TV and screwing in an antenna.

Nope.  I would be lucky to get one channel with an antenna.  And, then it would probably be pretty snowy.  I remember those days from when I was a kid.  "But, we only get one channel."  And that was when you only got 12 with cable.  Probably better off back then, now that I think about it.

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They reran the Pilot again this afternoon. I only got to watch a little bit of it, but Don Johnson looked so much younger than in the later episodes. He even looked younger than in the last episodes of Miami Vice. I guess a little "Hollywood magic," heh.

Next Sunday will be 1.2. It's nice that if you miss one that you really wanted to see that you get another bite of the apple.

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I was going to say he looked ABSOLUTELY SCRUMPTIOUS in the pilot. You have to keep in mind that the pilots are filmed months before any follow up episodes. It’s possible it was filmed in 1995. 

I think he was just exhausted when Miami Vice ended.

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2.7 "Night Train" aired today. The young, crazy, female subway gang robber was played by the late Brittany Murphy. If she had lived longer, she might have garnered some serious awards. I didn't even recognize her.

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Eh. I thought Murphy was just okay. She never wowed me.

But helloooo! “Trackdown” S2:E5–Miami Vice reunion of sorts with William Russ! Who plays an assassin for hire and a friend or former friend of Nash.

BOO! That The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s Asif Mandvi before he was on The Daily Show, is a BAAAAD GUY!!!

The credits for season two are weird. The first two episodes had Cheech Marin in the opening credits. Since episode 3, he’s been bumped down to “and Cheech Marin as Joe Dominguez.” And James Gammon is also gone???

I know I’ve said this already, but DAYUM!!!! But Don Johnson is SCRUMPTIOUS!!!!

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13 hours ago, shapeshifter said:

2.7 "Night Train" aired today.

Is that also the episode where Cassidy has to go to the hospital?  I love that part.  "I've got as much as $10 in my pocket."  That guy was awesome.

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Weird. Season two went back to season one opening credits for episodes 3-6 so far.

And my GOD, Serena Thomas Scott was HORRID as an actress. Why’d they cast her? For her accent and looks?! So glad she was jettisoned.

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2 hours ago, Katy M said:

Is that also the episode where Cassidy has to go to the hospital?  I love that part.  "I've got as much as $10 in my pocket."  That guy was awesome.

Yes, but actually "$13 dollars."

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13 minutes ago, shapeshifter said:

Yes, but actually "$13 dollars."

OK.  I knew I didn't know the actual dollar amount.  Still funny.

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I'm having trouble not being creeped out knowing that 46-47-year-old Don Johnson was dating his show-daughter who was then 18.
I think its her playing his daughter that bothers me more than the age difference--but even more: He was a producer on the show.
Some of the writing seems to be winking at the relationship, but in today's society it doesn't work so well.

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On 9/30/2018 at 12:39 PM, shapeshifter said:

I'm having trouble not being creeped out knowing that 46-47-year-old Don Johnson was dating his show-daughter who was then 18. Some of the writing seems to be winking at the relationship, but in today's society it doesn't work so well.

Was he? I know it’s stated that he was in his imdb bio, but not in in Jodi’s. I don’t recall hearing anything about them dating during the show’s initial run. 

And even if he was, unless he’s a serial rapist/harasser/murderer, live and let live is my motto. 

I’m enjoying rewatching this show. I miss this kind of show, that has comedy and heart, along with the race ‘em and shoot ‘em stuff.

Everything now is “GRITTTTTYYYYY” and “AAAAAANGST.”

I had forgotten that until Evan and Cassidy started dating, he hit on Lisa in the second season. Hated that soul patch he was sporting.

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10 hours ago, shapeshifter said:

3.7 "Sniper" is airing. Due to the "Blue Flu" traffic is backed up, but never fear, Officer Joe Dominguez is here, LOL!

 

To the tune of Y.M.C.A.”!!!!!!!

Full song!! Almost.

And Evan is a fucking jerk.

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The show returned to Season One last week.

The first three seasons were the best. Then it was infected with Yasmeen Bleeth. Whose character I Could.NOT.STAND. But what was the worst was, why they had her move in with Nash just because they said "I love yous" to each other. And then she set about changing HIS HOUSE into what SHE WANTED, with HER SHIT, and no respect for Nick. Then turned her into a need, whiny twat before she left. And where was this housekeeper of hers when she had her own place? Where was this housekeeper when that crooked cop pretended to be her non-existent husband and called the leasing manager or whoever he was, to ship her stuff to Alabama? I fucking hate RETCONS like that.

And it seems that the crooked cops or Powers That Be were insistent on setting up Nash up/Thinking HE was crooked/ to get him off the force from the very first season! When there was never any proof of that. It seemed that the murdered Chief, who was his former partner, was the only Brass on his side. So of course they had to kill him off, to make room for Petit (Geoffrey Pierson, who was my FAVORITE FRANK on Ryan's Hope for the short time he was Frank) and then Bill Smitrovich, Crockett's crooked former partner from Miami Vice to have some kind of Vendetta against him. I'm going to have to do research to find out if his Ray was a recast or some new person we'd never heard of before.

I hate the final season. They changed the theme music, and I wasn't a fan of how much of the HEART of the show, was gone.

Man, though, did they put Evan through the wringer in his final season on the show before they redeemed him. And then killed him off because the actor left the show.

And I guess because Bobby only came back in a fevered delusion/hallucination, they couldn't/didn't get Jan Michael Vincent (who looks SO MUCH MORE like he could be Johnson's/Nash's brother), they got that lame ass Michael Beck. BAH!

Another retcon was Cassidy feeling she had to be a cop because Evan was a cop and he'd been killed. When she had already decided she was going to be one BEFORE he was killed.

I'm sooooo glad that that twat murderer Tamra was killed off finally and that Nash never found out. Didn't need him to go off to find her killer. I was blanking on WHEN he met her, and then the season one episode where Nash is the mayor's protective detail aired, and that's when she showed up. I don't understand how they cast so many women who were LOUSY ACTRESSES. BLECH. Annette O' Toole was one of the best. At least I have the consolation that Lisa was the love of Nash's life.

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3 hours ago, GHScorpiosRule said:

I hate the final season. They changed the theme music, and I wasn't a fan of how much of the HEART of the show, was gone.

Me, too.  They killed off Evan, which sucked.  At least they redeemed him first. Cassidy had no business being a cop.  Didn't she want to be an actress?  And then she's in her father's precinct, or whatever it's called, and as her partner pointed out, doing work beyond her rank.  Speaking of her partner, I couldn't stand that character, either. 

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3 minutes ago, Katy M said:

Me, too.  They killed off Evan, which sucked.  At least they redeemed him first. Cassidy had no business being a cop.  Didn't she want to be an actress?  And then she's in her father's precinct, or whatever it's called, and as her partner pointed out, doing work beyond her rank.  Speaking of her partner, I couldn't stand that character, either. 

She did. But then decided she wanted to work for the CIA, and Bleeth's character, Caitlin, who used to work for the CIA (which was a JOKE), convinced her that the work she did was super kewl! But she dropped that idea after visiting the local CIA's office, I guess? Nash headed the SIU, which was the Special Investigative Unit. And it was Rachel, the mole, who set it up so she AND Cassidy would be assigned there. Even though Cassidy as a new recruit, had no business being there. Rachel may have pointed it out, but she was just doing that to preserve her cover.

And it's such a tired trope--lure someone with promise of promotion/own unit to nab a "crooked cop" when there's NO SUCH EVIDENCE, and falling for said cop, and then learning you were played. ZZZZZZZZZZZZ........

I really loved how Joe kicked her ass out of the unit.

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11 minutes ago, GHScorpiosRule said:

She did. But then decided she wanted to work for the CIA, and Bleeth's character, Caitlin, who used to work for the CIA (which was a JOKE), convinced her that the work she did was super kewl! But she dropped that idea after visiting the local CIA's office, I guess?

Yes, I knew all that, but at the time (and still), I just thought it was such an out-of-nowhere bizarre change of career directions.

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I have a lot of ick-issues with the behind the scenes of the show, but I still enjoy what's on screen.

3.18 "Lady Killer" just aired on Escape H&I.
It had some creative variations on over-used tropes or gimmicks--at least I don't recall seeing them elsewhere. 

  1. Birdsong is holding Bettina and Trent at gunpoints (he has two guns in order to make it look like they shot each other) when a ringing cellphone is thrown through a window. Birdsong orders Bettina to answer it. We hear Nash telling Birdsong it's all over (Harvey and Evan enter, outgunning Birdsong).
    I kind of love the ringing cellphone crashing through the window and can't recall seeing it anywhere else.
     
  2. At the end Bettina thanks Nash for saving him, and Nash says the ol' "anyone would have done the same," but then Bettina says that anyone would have done the same for Nash Bridges, but nobody else would have done it for him (Bettina).
    I can't find the exact quote, but I don't recall hearing that variation on any other show.
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Wait-Nash is now on Escape? I haven’t seen any promos for it. I think you mean H&I, right?

I was so upset that Russell Means ended up being the bad guy! He’s Chingachgook-The LAST of the Mohicans!!!!!!

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10 minutes ago, GHScorpiosRule said:

Wait-Nash is now on Escape? I haven’t seen any promos for it. I think you mean H&I, right?

Oops. Yes. Correcting now.

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