It was a magical mix of mood and music. But when it all came together back in 1984, there were legitimate concerns that an edgy, sexy television show called "Miami Vice" would torpedo the city's already questionable image.
After all, episode after episode portrayed Miami as a den of gun-toting drug dealers who truly were typical of that decade.
What could go right?
Instead of being repelled, viewers were drawn from around the country and the world to visit places that hadn't yet become quite so glamorous.