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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)  »

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Burn Notice: Operação Miami  »

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The scar under Jeffrey Donovan's left eye has been written into the show as something Michael's abusive father gave him "to remember him by." See more »


During the opening montage, we see Michael boarding a tricycle-gear aircraft, but the aircraft seen flying out is a DC-3, a tail-dragger. 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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18 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first heard of the show I didn't know what to think. But then I heard that Bruce was apart of the show so I decided that the whole family should watch. And so we did. And now I crave to know what is going to happen next. The main plot of the show is intriguing but individual stories are just as good. There isn't a flaw in this show. And so far all the episodes are very re-watchable. Which is probably the best part of the show. This show can be enjoyed by most but children under ten won't get the humor and the content is just a little over their head. So if you have children note that they might enjoy the action parts they will get board with the rest of it. All I got to say is watch it and fall in love.

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