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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Burned man. Smoking woman. See more »


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The alias that Sam uses during the series, "Chuck Finley", is the name of a pitcher for the Angels from the 1990s, who was married to actress Tawny Kitaen, of Bachelor Party (1984) fame. 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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Michael Westen: You say tomato, I say pimp.
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Spin-off Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (2011) See more »

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A cool show with lots of potential
8 July 2007 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

This show has stylish, cheaply made and lots of fun. Donovan has a lot of charisma but Bruce Campbell and the other supporting cast really make this show pop. Miami is great location for this show. In the future it would be cool to see it move around season to season. The show is smartly written and avoids most of the spy standards. It would be nice if they reduced the amount of voice over. It tends to distract from the suspense, but it's not driving me nuts or anything.

I'll keep watching to see where this show goes, I think it has a lot of potential and is a great, light, fun summer watch.

USA appears to have a winner on its hands with this new summer show!


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