Nine Miami-Based TV Shows We Wish Netflix Would Revive

When your favorite TV show calls it quits, the struggle is real. That particular night of the week that was once filled with joy now feels empty without it. It's akin to someone dumping you. You lost the love of your life, and you wish you could just go back and relive it all from the beginning.

Well, sometimes you can (relive an entire show, not get back together with your high-school sweetheart who's probably married by now).

All the Netflix revivals happening lately — Fuller House premiering Friday and a new Gilmore Girls announcement every other day — got us thinking. Which dormant Miami-based shows do we wish we could relive? Some of the many shows based in Miami tickled our pickle just right, and it would be ideal if Netflix decided to remake an old Magic City show, maybe even film locally. 

We need something new to binge-watch to stop thinking about Making a Murderer
9. Dexter 
Few shows in the history of television have nose-dived into the sort of fiery death like Showtime's Dexter. But let's not harp on the negatives here. At one point, the eight-season show about a Miami blood-splatter expert was one of the best-written, most captivating, and chance-taking shows on television. It constantly kept viewers on their toes, dealing with the internal struggle of whether to root for the serial-killer protagonist. Every week when the oddly intoxicating intro played, fans of the show got butterflies in anticipation of getting another piece of the complex puzzle. 

Then it all went to crap.

Whether the cause was writer shakeups or not knowing when to quit, Dexter just wasn't the same in its last few seasons. That doesn't change the fact that the initial story was ingenious. If the right actor took on the role of a young Dexter Morgan, perhaps, an origin focus could be easily made into something that would be not only rewatchable but also definitely Netflix binge-watch material. 

8. Nip/Tuck
Nip/Tuck is another show that began strong and then faded into something unrecognizable. So why not pick up the pieces and start all over again? Nothing says Miami quite like a South Beach backdrop and plastic surgery, and Nip/Tuck had plenty of both. But what ever happened to Drs. Sean McNamara and Christian Troy? Only Netflix can discover the answer to our query. 

And, Netflix, don't pick up and move the show from its Miami location to Los Angeles four seasons in like the original did, 'kay? Let's keep the crazy plastic-surgery drama local. 
7. Flipper
NBC's Flipper  was appointment television from 1964 to 1967.  Flipper was mostly filmed in Miami and Key Biscayne, with some scenes shot at Miami Seaquarium, where there's still a Flipper-themed show in the lagoon. There are so, so many things for adults to watch on Netflix. And there are ample children's shows to choose from when you need a little babysitting help. What's lacking are more shows that can entertain tweens — the 10-to-12-year-olds. A good wholesome show about a smart dolphin and his trainers beats another Disney show starring a way-too-grown-up pretty blond girl — we have enough of those. 
6. CSI: Miami 
CSI: Miami was a ridiculously flawed show at times, but it was ours. The Miami version of the insanely popular CSI series was, at its core, half crime drama, half comedy — which made for a lot of tongue-in -cheek moments. We have two ideas for the redux of CSI: Miami on the Netflix platform: Either it could stick with the unrelated single-episode-story format or switch it up to more of a True Detective one-long-crime-story type of show. 

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Ryan Yousefi is a freelance writer for Miami New Times, a lover of sports, and an expert consumer of craft beer and pho. Hanley Ramirez once stole a baseball from him and to this day still owes him $10.
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