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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
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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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Spies don't get fired, they get burned. See more »


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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 »

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Despite being a former SF operator and highly trained intelligence operative, Michael Weston often incorrectly holds handguns, using the "teacup method" of control, meaning that he rests the weapon upon his palm while firing it. See more »

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Fiona Glenanne: ["Characters Welcome" crossover ad with "White Collar": Fiona takes a gun out of her purse to get her ringing cellphone at a restaurant where she's having lunch with Michael] Ah, damn, I missed it.
FBI Special Agent Peter Burke: You have a permit for that weapon?
Fiona Glenanne: [covers the gun with a napkin] What weapon?
FBI Special Agent Peter Burke: The one right there.
Michael Westen: That's a napkin.
FBI Special Agent Peter Burke: I can literally see it.
Fiona Glenanne: Oh, that's my cellphone.
FBI Special Agent Peter Burke: Well, then what is that?
Fiona Glenanne: My other cellphone.
Michael Westen: She's a big talker.
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23 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

Very fun, tho' the voice-overs are a bit much at times... and the music/slow-mo/stop-mo action stuff is a bit kitsch (probably the look they were going for).

Def. think Donovan's personality comes through in his performance -- seems like he is having TONS O' FUN with the part... (who wouldn't? It's a dream role)... but he DOES come across as a bit stiff at times... can't tell if that's the writing or his take on the character. Funny... you can hear his Boston accent come thru a lot... but it adds some charm (assuming you like Boston accents!!) Bruce Campbell is perfectly cast... will be fun to see their partnership evolve over the episodes... Not sure about Anwar as Fiona... can't decide if it's the role (and how desperate she seems to be to get back with Michael) or the actress in the role...

I do enjoy the dialog (VERY funny at times - ex: the backseat of the Mercedes)... and the speed of delivery... makes it fun to watch and the time fly... so KUDOS to the writers...

Will say this... I'm probably not in the demographic for their audience (am over 40) but can appreciate that the leads are all older... would NEVER believe that Donovan is 39. No way. He is Miami Spicy.


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