Burn Notice (2007–2013)

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A spy recently disavowed by the U.S. government uses his special ops training to help others in trouble.


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Series cast summary:
 Michael Westen (111 episodes, 2007-2013)
 Fiona Glenanne (111 episodes, 2007-2013)
 Sam Axe (111 episodes, 2007-2013)
 Madeline Westen (111 episodes, 2007-2013)
 Jesse Porter (67 episodes, 2010-2013)


Michael Westen, a seasoned U.S. spy, is suddenly "burned", i.e. discredited, without any form of procedure. He survives by doing impossible jobs for desperate people in Miami, where his mother lives. Michael is usually aided by his ex-girlfriend Fiona and trusted former FBI informer Sam. Written by KGF Vissers

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28 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Burn Notice: Operação Miami  »

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Michael never uses the same spy time twice. See more »


The opening sequences show what is presumably Michael's bank record. The shot shows a screen dated last quarter 2004. The series went to air in 2007 and is presumably supposed to be current time with screening time. The bank shot is therefore of details about three years earlier than when he was burned. See more »


[season 1 opening except pilot]
Michael Westen: [voice-over] My name is Michael Westen. I used to be a spy, until...
voice on phone: [phone rings] We got a burn notice on you. You're blacklisted.
Michael Westen: [whistles]
Michael Westen: [voice-over] When you're burned, you've got nothing: no cash, no credit, no job history. You're stuck in whatever city they decide to dump you in.
Michael Westen: [groggily] Where am I?
Fiona Glenanne: Miami.
Michael Westen: [voice-over] You do whatever work comes your way. You rely on anyone who's still talking to you:
Michael Westen: [laughs tightly]
Michael Westen: [voice-over] ... a trigger-happy ...
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USA one of the best....
8 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

USA is the best there is right now for original new television shows. Burn Notice is my new favorite. To me the top TV series right now include Monk, Burn Notice and Psych, among the traditional network giants such as Criminal Minds, NCIS, The Unit, Numbers, the CSI's and Law and Orders. Maybe there is hope to get back to originality rather than the insipid "reality" series that perpetually rip each other off. In Burn Notice, the locations are fantastic, the characters original and engaging, the action both intense and amusing, and the whole thing moves so fast you can't wait until the next week. Thank God for DVRs, but for the first time I am recording the traditional shows and watching the USA series real-time!

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