Two of my favorite shows are set in Miami, FL. One of the shows is good for just about anyone (you won't have to mute some parts) to watch and the other is primarily set for people who are willing to watch absurdly insane characters run a storyline (you better watch this one with headphones). Burn Notice is my favorite new show this season, and the only show I will drop stuff to watch. Dexter is my second favorite show to watch and due to the fact that no one watches it with me, I watch it on my iPod or iPhone, and don't have to drop anything.
Both shows have the main characters running inner thought dialog, and it works well on both accounts. Burn Notice is like watching a much, much cooler MacGyver. Telling you how to make what looks like C-4 out of cake icing and why one type of thug is different than another type. Dexter's inner dialog is mostly a creepy account of how much he wants to kill people (all bad) and why. Dexter also has flashbacks to his past, which is critical to make me feel better about pulling for someone who cuts up bad guys.
I'm not going into any more details about the shows, cause they are cool enough for you to check out if you're interested, but here's the bottom line on both shows, they are weird. Burn Notice is not a modern day Miami Vice with gratuitous shots of Miami beach scenes and techno music. Well, yeah...actually there is a lot of beach babe scenes and techno but the writing is clever, funny, and offbeat. Dexter, on the other hand is a running sketchbook of the insane ramblings of a methodical serial killer pretending to be a normal person. Both bring something new to TV for me...which is to say not the same step and click pattern of 99% of television on the tube today. This isn't American Idol, You Think You Can Dance, or Who Wants to Marry a Schitzu. This is different, and odd, and therefor good TV. TV that you might actually want to watch, not just wade through before you crash.