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.
Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He's employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the ... See full summary »
The Naval Criminal Investigation Service's Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks.
The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.
Jesse L. Martin,
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
When Michael (Jeffrey Donovan) is talking to David (portrayed by Mauricio Suarez) in his apartment about being bullied at school, he shows David his injuries from when he was attacked just after being notified that he'd been burned. He tells David that he holds 2 Black Belts and was still beaten. Jeffrey Donovan in actuality, is a martial artist having studied various styles for over 20 years, focusing on Brazilian Jujitsu for 6 of those years and holds a Black Belt in Karate. See more »
While Michael is clearly seen climbing into a high-wing airplane, the next scene shows a low-wing plane, specifically a Douglas DC-3, taking off, not to mention with a completely different paint job. 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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