Michael Weston, a contract agent for various agencies including the CIA, finds that a burn notice has been issued for him. Stranded in Miami, he takes the case of a caretaker accused of stealing millions from his boss.
Michael Westen is a US freelance secret agent, takes on assignments the government can't officially recodnise. During an operation in Nigeria, he finds himself the victim of a 'burn notice' - he's discredited and his accounts are frozen. Until that's cleared-up he's effectively constrained to Miami. Meanwhile a sleazy contact helps him find lodgings and look for an income as a PI/problem fixer. Written by
The producers took issue with Bruce Campbell shaving for the role. Bruce had insisted on it due to Sam's constant romancing of wealthy women, but the producers insisted he remain unshaved in order to provide contrast to Jeffrey Donovan's clean-cut leading man look. Consequently Bruce is only clean-shaven in his introductory scene. See more »
The ABA number that Michael Westen gives to his contact begins 021-001-0175 and then what may have been a 6, the final cut off by the notification of his burn notice. ABA numbers have only 9 digits. See more »
Covert intelligence involves a lot of waiting around. Know what it's like being a spy? Like sitting in your dentist's reception area twenty-four hours a day. You read magazines, sip coffee, and every so often, someone tries to kill you.
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Burn Notice seems to be like it's going to be an interesting television show. The plot is what have seen in previous TV shows or movies but it seems like it's going to be executed in a good fashion and in a way that will make it entertaining to viewers. The pilot itself is a solid, action-packed debut. It's an entertaining episode that some good car chases and some strong acting by Jeffrey Donovan.
This pilot is about a CIA operative named Michael Weston who is on assignment in Nigeria. But after it goes wrong, he ends up being blacklisted and ends up in Miami under the watchful eye of the CIA. With his bank accounts frozen and no assets available, Michael decides he will do anything he can to clear his name.
Overall, this is a solid first episode that is very entertaining. It kind of reminds me of the Bourne franchise but then again it doesn't. It has good, charming acting, a few car chases, and just something that you would want to see again. I rate this episode 9/10.
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