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

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 Michael Westen (111 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Fiona Glenanne (111 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Sam Axe (111 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Madeline Westen (111 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Jesse Porter (67 episodes, 2010-2013)
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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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Spies don't get fired, they get burned. See more »


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Burn Notice: Operação Miami  »

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Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) sustained a tooth injury during a lobster-eating contest in Nova Scotia at the time of casting. The casting director was taken with his solid jaw demeanor and made Donovan talk through a clenched jaw to provide grit to the performance. Donovan was reluctant, however kept character throughout filming. See more »

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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 »

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[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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Surprisingly good
12 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Before bothering to watch this program, see the update at the bottom of this comment!

When I found out that Bruce Campbell was only in a supporting role I thought this was going to be just another USA ripoff. I was wrong.

In this incredibly overworked genre Burn Notice is something refreshingly new. The Mom and her meddling is an inventive twist that adds interest to the stories and the addition of all the beach bunnies running around in the backgrounds of many of the shots is shamelessly flagrant sexism at its finest. The story lines are interesting and the plot twists are acceptably resourceful.

In my opinion, Mr. Campbell should be the lead character but, hey, what do I know? Anyway, I intend to watch every episode. Got a season Pass on the Tivo.

Check it out, I think you'll like it.

Update: July 27, '13. So what's up with that idiotic narration of the scenes? Do they think their viewers are too stupid to interpret what they're seeing? USA has WAY too much coke going up the noses of it's producers or something! Most obnoxious idea they've ever had.

Biggest load of crap ever! I deleted the current episode about ten minutes in and removed Burn Notice from my season pass list. Great show turned to junk by idiots!

Second edit:

The hacks that thought scene narration was a good idea were either fired or locked up (apparently). Anyway, the final episodes (sans the narration), and the especially the final episode, kicked ass bigtime.

Very well done after all!

John


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