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Burn Notice 

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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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Matt Nix
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jeffrey Donovan ...  Michael Westen 111 episodes, 2007-2013
Gabrielle Anwar ...  Fiona Glenanne 111 episodes, 2007-2013
Bruce Campbell ...  Sam Axe 111 episodes, 2007-2013
Sharon Gless ...  Madeline Westen 111 episodes, 2007-2013
Coby Bell ...  Jesse Porter 67 episodes, 2010-2013
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Storyline

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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burn Notice See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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At one point, Jesse (Coby Bell) introduces himself as "Artest" and Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) as "Shannon Brown". At the time, Ron Artest and Shannon Brown were the names of teammates on the Los Angeles Lakers. See more »

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Miami is relatively small (less than 40 square miles, making it smaller than San Francisco and Washington D.C.) and yet no one ever recognizes Michael Weston, despite his interacting with HUNDREDS of people during the series' run. See more »

Quotes

[season 1 opening except pilot]
Michael Westen: [voice-over] My name is Michael Westen. I used to be a spy, until...
voice on phone: [phone rings] We got a burn notice on you. You're blacklisted.
Michael Westen: [whistles]
Michael Westen: [voice-over] When you're burned, you've got nothing: no cash, no credit, no job history. You're stuck in whatever city they decide to dump you in.
Michael Westen: [groggily] Where am I?
Fiona Glenanne: Miami.
Michael Westen: [voice-over] You do whatever work comes your way. You rely on anyone who's still talking to you:
Michael Westen: [laughs tightly]
Michael Westen: [voice-over] ... a trigger-happy ...
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Rediscovered
24 August 2018 | by ztigrSee all my reviews

So I watched this show for the first few years it was on. And it was enjoyable but got a little too formula-matic and predictable. When Jesse was introduced I started to have doubts and decided to say goodbye. Well looking for some binge watching opportunity, I discovered it again on Prime. And re-watching I had some of the same thoughts. Then season 5. The whole tone of the show got more serious and the characters started to get deeper. The story arcs got longer and more complex, and the show had more twists. What really impressed me was the melding of the group into a family and the relationships between them. So bravo to the show runners for changing it up and giving a good long ride at the end. Reminded me a little bit of Lost or Prison Break in the final seasons in that it was a long episode rather than individual episodes strung together. I like Jeffrey Donovan and I will criticize a couple of weak acting moments for him, but likely blame it on poor directing rather than his ability. Definitely watchable if you can tolerate seasons 3 and 4 then settle in for a good ride.


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