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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Michael's sunglasses are made by Oliver Peoples, and are named Victory. They were custom made for the series, and have polycarbonate "safety" lenses. 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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Divya Katdare: ["Characters Welcome" crossover ad with "Royal Pains": Divya Katdare is diagnosing Sam in a bar] It could be excessive blood loss or hypoglycemia. Are you on a diuretic?
Sam Axe: No.
Divya Katdare: Perhaps it's even psychogenic polydipsia.
Sam Axe: Oh?
Divya Katdare: Any one of those could be causing your excessive thirst.
Sam Axe: I see.
Waiter: [gives Sam a beer bottle] Here you go, sir.
Sam Axe: Thank you.
[he takes a drink from it]
Sam Axe: Hey! What do you know? It's gone! It's like a miracle cure!
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The best show I've seen in years
9 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Without question, "Burn Notice" is the coolest show on TV since the first episodes of Alias. I was totally engaged the moment Michael got his burn notice when he called to make the wire transfer--seeing the wheels turn for that beat before smiling and turning to the Russian mobster was sublime. This show has edge and attitude to burn, no pun intended, and I hope it keeps it--the only thing that could dull it would be any hint of silliness (Bruce Campbell's character needs to demonstrate some ass-kicking spy mojo somewhere along the line). Matt Nix: You've done a fantastic job on the writing, great casting (Jeff Donovan is a "Where'd he come from?" find), locations, etc. Keep the edge. The first two shows were great, can't wait to see what's next.


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