When I watched the premiere of Burn Notice, I was hooked. The unique characters, fast action scenes, the comedy throw in, and even the idea just had me from the first five minutes. Burn Notice is about a spy who gets a "Burn Notice seasons 1-5 dvd set
" on him, which basically means he has been fired from his job, left with no money, and has an FBI tail watching him so he doesn't try and get out of Miami. He gains help in the form of an ex-girlfriend, an old friend who is informing the FBI on him, and his mother to help a series of clients with there problems, which is anything from a corrupt boss to a drug dealer trying to silence a witness. The one thing I really love is how the spy deals with his problems. He thinks up of really clever solutions to large problems on hand, usually only requiring a trip to the local hardware store and some ingenuity. I give it ten stars, and just say if you watch it, you'll see why.
Burn Notice is that most rare and refreshing of TV shows - one with truly clever scripts that doesn't assume the viewers have millisecond attention spans and the IQs of ornamental shrubbery! More than being simply an entertaining actions show with undercurrents of humor, it is also a showcase of the ways that most action shows may be criticized - one that proves that "intelligent" and "realistic" can be paired with "entertainment" without creating an oxymoron.
So, why not 10 out of 10? Simple - none of the characters are all that likable. This is, I suppose, a side effect of the show's attention to realism. Still, there are simply too many character flaws to really root for everyone. Michael Westen
(our hero) is a realistic spy - which is to say someone who can easily blend in and be overlooked. His mother? I find myself rooting for her to succumb to her multi-pack per day smoking habit. His brother is pretty much a waste of groceries and best left unmentioned. His bast friend Sam (the always excellent Bruce Campbell) is the only character to strike just the right balance. His erstwhile girlfriend is OK, but I can't help but wonder why he'd ever be attracted to her.
In short, recommended, but I have to say I admire it a little more than I like it. That doesn't stop me from being a regular viewer, but it does keep it from being an all-time fave.
This show is great. It lives up to all of its potential. Season one was so compelling I didn't miss a single episode and watch several marathon viewing. Next to Monk this is my second favorite show or maybe it's a tie. I happen to love Madeline (the mom) and Fiona (the girlfriend). I hope that they keep Fi and Micheal relationship as it is, close but not emotionally mushy, kind of like what they did on Remington Steele. I wasn't so sure about this Burn Notice season 5 on sale
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