The Ten Best TV Shows Set in Miami
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Think about all of the best or most-talked-about shows of the past few decades: The Sopranos. Seinfeld. Mad Men. Nearly all take place in New York City. But how often do you hear about a show set in Miami? Is it not a city worth writing about? Sure, it is — but far fewer showrunners have tackled the land of hurricanes, bad traffic, and shady people. It's a difficult place to get right — just check out these bad Miami TV offenders. But some productions have truly done the Magic City proud.
So here they
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9. Jane the Virgin
This newer TV show based on a Venezuelan telenovela has been garnering serious praise for smashing Latina stereotypes. And despite its somewhat outrageous concept (a young
8. Sábado Gigante
The epic Saturday-night variety show hosted by Mario Kreutzberger — AKA Don Francisco — began in the 1960s in Chile, but by 1986, it had moved its stages to the 305. What native Miamian doesn’t recall seeing this TV show as a child? You probably either watched with your
Watching Nip/Tuck is like watching every car accident in Miami happen simultaneously in slow motion. It’s a freaking disaster, but you just can’t pull your eyes away from it, no matter how long it takes to get through it all. This crazy sexy tale of two plastic surgeons has to be one of the most incredibly twisted shows set in Miami — and sadly, nearly all of it was filmed on the West Coast. Some of the locations are gorgeous, but they certainly aren’t the MIA. On the plus side, episodes featured some big-name guest stars, including Bradley Cooper, Portia de Rossi, and Peter Dinklage. And really, a show about two hot hotshot plastic surgeons in the Big Orange doesn’t exactly feel like a stretch of the imagination.
6. Burn Notice
Burn Notice was a comedy about a spy who was “burned” (forced out of his gig). It's also the TV show more recent locals have encountered in person than any other, because the production was shot on location all around Miami-Dade County, from the Opa-
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