I love this show. Yes, it’s formulaic, and silly at times, but man – it’s got smart writing and consistently strong female characters, which you just don’t see very often in these “damsel in distress” types of shows (let’s face it – you don’t see this very often, period). I like that all the characters aren’t white bread (this is Miami, afterall), tho they could do a lot better on that front (I heard season three mixes it up a bit more, but I’m only halfway thru season 2 right now).
I also love the formulaic episode paired with movement of the overall “bigger” plot. Reminds me a bit of Quantum Leap in that sense. Each episode is self-contained, but there’s a bigger story riding just underneath, to the point where it ends up being the subplot.
Smart writing, lovable characters.
Yeah, you just don’t see enough of that.