“When a spy gets fired, he doesn’t get a call from the lady in HR and a gold watch, they cut him off, they make sure he can never work again”. “They can’t take away his skills, or what’s in his head. so they take away the resources that allow him to function, they burn him”.
Welcome to the world of Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan), a spy who has just been put on the blacklist, and has had the rug pulled out from under him. While away on a job in Nigeria, Michael makes a phone call about a job to his “employer” only to find out that someone has put out a Burn Notice on him. He escapes Nigeria, and winds up in Miami, and until he can figure out who burned him and why, he has to deal with his ex Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), his old buddy Sam (Bruce Campbell), not to mention his mom Madeline (Sharon Gless), and his obssessive gambler of a brother Nate (Seth Peterson). He also needs to put some cash together in order to make himself a living by working as a private investigator. Let us just say, he has alot on his plate, and sometimes, he is not always so hungry.
Burn Notice is one of my new favorite shows on television, and there is a reason why. The show, in no way shape or form, sticks to one genre at any given time. It jumps around from being an action comedy, to a drama, to a mystery, to a spy show, and so on. It is just refreshing for me to see a show with such an original idea that is executed so well. Each of the characters play off of each other perfectly, and each episode draws you into Michael’s world just a little bit more. That is why I watch this show week after week, I am interested, I am hooked, and I am, to say the least, obsessed.
Either way, check out the show for yourself, it is something that you should not pass on. The second half of the second season premieres tonight at 10pm est/ 7pm pst on USA. You can watch full episodes by clicking the link below. The first season is also available on DVD at all major retailers.
Until next time gamers, this is B4 signing off
Link to website: http://www.usanetwork.com/series/burnnotice/