Burn Notice - 2007-Current (Not Rated)

Burn Notice: Season One - 2007 (Not Rated)


Year(s) Aired: 2007
Year of DVD Release: 2008
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 532 minutes
Format(s): DVD (4 discs)
My Rating: 4 Stars (Out Of 5)

From Back Cover:

"With its humor and engaging characters, 'Burn Notice' will likely keep viewers trapped - willingly - week after week."
-Boston Herald

Covert intelligence operative Michael Westen has been punched, kicked, choked and shot. Now he's being burned, and someone's going to pay! When Michael receives a "burn notice," blacklisting him from the intelligence community and compromising his very identity, he must track down a faceless nemesis without getting himself killed in the process. Meanwhile, Michael is forced to double as a private investigator on the dangerous streets of Miami in order to survive.

Fully loaded with sly humor, Burn Notice is a fresh spin on the spy genre with plenty of precarious twists to keep you guessing and enough explosive action to keep you riveted!

Episode Summary:


Episode 1: Pilot
After receiving a "burn notice" severing his ties to the intelligence community, covert operative Michael Westen returns to Miami, where he helps a burglary suspect clear his name.

Episode 2: Identity
As he continues to track the origin of his burn notice, Michael must help his mother's friend outwit a wily con artist.

Episode 3: Fight Or Flight
Michael squares off against a Columbian drug cartel in order to protect a single mother, the only eyewitness to a brutal assault.


Episode 4: Old Friends
With a deadly assassin on his tail, Michael tries to rescue a friend's daughter, an eighteen-year-old model who has been lured into a prostitution ring.

Episode 5: Family Business
While the F.B.I. pressures Sam to get more information on Michael, Michael must help an airport supervisor being threatened by a family of gunrunners.

Episode 6: Unpaid Debts
Michael gets more than he bargained for when he repossesses a speedboat from a Jamaican gang. Meanwhile, an unidentified C.S.S. agent tries to bully Michael into giving up his investigation.

Episode 7: Broken Rules
Michael infiltrates a ruthless criminal organization and is ordered to kill the man he is trying to protect.


Episode 8: Wanted Man
Fiona's new gig as a bounty hunter leads Michael to an accused jewel thief, a bumbling fugitive whsoe name must be cleared.

Episode 9: Hard Bargain
Michael is hired by a hapless house sitter whose friancée has been kidnapped and is being held for a multimillion-dollar ransom. Meanwhile, a mysterious bureaucrat offers to help Michael clear his burn notice.

Episode 10: False Flag
Michael finally meets his match when he is hired to help an attractive woman track down her ex-husband and their son.


Episodes 11 & 12: Loose Ends Parts 1 & 2
As Michael gets closer to the man who burned him, he takes on the case of a young woman being blackmailed into using her security clearance to help smuggle heroin, and must use his underworld contacts to rescue Sam from a former Special Forces officer turned heroin smuggler.

My Comments:

This is a really fun show full of action, humor and sex appeal. It features interesting twists and a great cast, including cult favorite Bruce Campbell.

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Burn Notice: Season Two - 2008-2009(Not Rated)


Year(s) Aired: 2008-2009
Year of DVD Release: 2009
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 684 minutes
Format(s): DVD (4 discs)
My Rating: 4 Stars (Out Of 5)

From Back Cover:

"Hugely entertaining."

Combining thrilling espionage, action and wry humor with intricate plot twists and gripping suspense, Burn Notice is simply one of the smartest, sexiest shows on television!

After being mysteriously blacklisted from the intelligence community, former CIA operative Michael Weston must rely on his extraordinary - and lethal - set of skills to survive the hard-boiled streets of Miamiinvestigator on the dangerous streets of Miami and somehow recover his stolen identity. With the help of his sultry ex-girlfriend Fiona - a former IRA affiliate every bit as deadly as she is gorgeous - Michael must track down his elusive nemesis and get to the bottom of is burn... before it's too late.

Episode Summary:


Episode 1: Breaking and Entering
With innocent lives on the line, Michael is recruited by an unlikely source to retrieve top-secret data from a band of deadly mercenaries.

Episode 2: Turn and Burn
After being assigned a new position by Carla, Michael helps a woman who is being stalked by an obsessive soldier for a drug cartel.

Episode 3: Trust Me
Michael, Sam, and Fiona devise a con of their own in order to help a man who has been swindled in a crooked nightclub scheme. Meanwhile, Michael continues to track down the people who burned him.

Episode 4: Comrades
Michael's brother, Nate, asks him to help a woman whose sister is being held for ransom by the Russian mafia. Elsewhere, Sam tries to get more information about Carla.


Episode 5: Scatter Point
Michael's latest client is a man being foreced to participate in a jewelry heist, and it's up to Michael to protect the man's family. Meanwhile, Veronica has a very serious question for Sam.

Episode 6: Bad Blood
Michael is called upon to prove the innocence of an old friend being accused of embezzling from a powerful hip-hop mogul. Michael also teams up with a fellow burned spy to pull off a mysterious job.

Episode 7: Rough Seas
Michael is recruited to retrieve a shipment of pharmaceuticals that has been hijacked by modern-day pirates.

Episode 8: Double Booked
Michael is contracted by his former mentor to assassinate the wife of a wealthy man, but Michael's investigation uncovers an increasingly complex case.


Episode 9: Good Soldier
Michael is recruited by Fiona's new boyfriend to pose as a disgruntled bodyguard and thwart a sinister kidnapping plot from the inside out.

Episode 10: Do No Harm
With Carla's men in hot pursuit, Michael, Sam, and Fiona agree to help a man who has been scammed by a slick medical con artist who preys on the parents of sick children.

Episode 11: Hot Spot
Still reeling from the explosion of his loft, Michael is asked by Sam to help a high school football star who is being targeted by gangsters.

Episode 12: Seek and Destroy
Still tracking the man who bombed his apartment, Michael, working undercover, is hired by a wealthy art dealer to investigate a complicated breach of security.


Episode 13: Bad Breaks
While being held hostage during the robbery of an exclusive private bank, Michael resorts to playing doctor and calls on Sam and Fiona for outside assistance.

Episode 14: Truth and Reconciliation
While continuing to track down his own would-be killer, Michael agrees to help a Haitian man whose daughter has been murdered by a corrupt official of the Haitian government.

Episode 15: Sins Of Omission
With his life in lock-down mode, Michael is approached by his shady ex-fiancee to rescue her kidnapped son from the clutches of a black-market trader. Meanwhile, an uneasy truce is in the making.

Episode 16: Lesser Evil
In the season finale, Michael learns more about Victor's past, and a face-off with Carla leads to an impossible decision.

My Comments:

More great T.V. with cool explosions, pretty people, and funny dialog. Not exactly high-brow entertainment, but slick and fun despite.

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Burn Notice: Season Three - 2009-2010(Not Rated)


Year(s) Aired: 2009-2010
Year of DVD Release: 2010
Rated: Not Rated
Approx. Running Time: 704 minutes
Format(s): DVD (4 discs)
My Rating: Not Yet Seen

From Back Cover:

"...sexy and stylish..."
-TV Guide

Michael Weston is back in business and dressed to kill. But, in spite of his good intentions, Michael has a hard-nosed, sexy female cop on his case, leaving sidekick Sam and femme fatale Fiona to watch his back. With friends like these, Michael finds himself in hot water in the sweltering Season Three of Burn Notice.

Episode Summary: (from IMDb.com)


Episode 1: Friends And Family
An old colleague frees Michael from prison and asks for his help in capturing a man who is stealing land from Venezuelan farmers, but is that his real mission?

Episode 2: Question And Answer
It's Michael's birthday, but he and Sam are busy performing a dangerous "reverse interrogation" to find the location of a kidnapped boy.

Episode 3: End Run
Arms dealer Brennen returns and threatens to kill Michael's brother Nate if he does not cooperate and perform a mission for him.

Episode 4: Fearless Leader
Michael, Fi and Sam pose as an underboss' crew to bring down a criminal and hopefully get Detective Paxson off Michael's case. Meanwhile, Sam is audited by a humorless, no-nonsense IRS agent.


Episode 5: Signals And Codes
Michael's quest to get a new CIA connection is interrupted when a mentally disturbed man comes to him with credible evidence that someone is sending encrypted messages that reveal the names of operatives.

Episode 6: The Hunter
Michael is outnumbered and on the run in The Everglades from an old Ukranian nemesis, and his only ally is an angry gunrunner whom Michael inadvertently got roped into the situation.

Episode 7: Shots In The Dark
As Michael tries to gather intelligence on the "agent to the spies" who is offering him work, he comes to the aid of a teenage boy with a violent and abusive stepfather who is trying to take custody away from his mother.

Episode 8: Friends Like These
While Michael takes a job from Strickler despite Fi's reservations, Barry the money launderer cashes in his favors and asks Michael to help retrieve the ledger with his clients' information which was stolen from him.


Episode 9: Long Way Back
Michael is about to get his name cleared at the agency, but Fi is leaving him to return to Ireland. However, their plans are interrupted Fi's brother arrives with news that an enemy is in Miami with plans to kill Fi.

Episode 10: A Dark Road
Michael's quest to find out who killed Diego is interrupted as he helps a widow take on a network of insurance scammers. However, the job could be jeopardized when Madeline befriends an "asset" during the mission.

Episode 11: Friendly Fire
Michael helps track down a child predator for one of Sam's old friends, and winds up igniting a war between two rival gang leaders. Meanwhile, Michael also makes contact with Diego's killer, who has in interest in his services.

Episode 12: Noble Causes
An old drug-dealing acquaintance asks Michael to help his mentally-challenged cousin, who is unknowingly involved in a heist. Meanwhile, Gilroy gives Michael a mission, but he is forced to work with a dangerous partner.


Episode 13: Enemies Closer
Michael's old spy partner Larry is back, and gets Michael in trouble with a cartel. Meanwhile, Michael needs Sam's help for Gilroy's latest black op assignment, and Nate is back in town with a wife and a proposition for Madeline.

Episode 14: Partners In Crime
A socialite fashion designer who hired Sam and Michael to find out who's stealing from her turns up dead during the operation. Meanwhile, Michael needs Fi's help to find out more information about the flight that Gilroy's interested in.

Episode 15: Good Intentions
Michael's job for Gilroy approaches its conclusion, but he is temporarily sidetracked as he is forced to come to the rescue of Fi, who may be in over her head after she takes a job for a violent kidnapper.

Episode 16: Devil You Know
After Gilroy's plan goes horribly wrong, the FBI is on the lookout for Michael, and they try to use Madeline to get to him. Meanwhile, the man Michael and Gilroy helped to escape turns to Michael to arrange a "meeting" with management.

My Comments:

I actually haven't watched any of this season, though not for lack of interest.

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