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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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Matt Nix:  The series creator has an uncredited cameo in the opening credits of every episode. Nix is the guy who says, "We got a burn notice on you. You're blacklisted." 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 »


Michael Westen: You say tomato, I say pimp.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.188 (2010) See more »

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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!


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