Tuesday, January 3, 2012

An Amazing Series on U.S.A.

I have been a fan of spy shows, since I was a little kid and saw "Get Smart" the first time.  Granted this was a satire, but it was the first television series that I saw about spies.

The Series that for a long time was my all time favorite was "MISSION IMPOSSIBLE",  this show was amazing, although near the middle, it focused more on special affects than good complex stories.

Finally, I have found a series that has the high tension of "Mission Impossible", and great stories and Characters, the show "Burn Notice"  This series began in 2007, but I discovered it just last year.

The series focuses on Michael Westen, a Spy who was Burned, in other words, he has been cut off from the agency, or disavowed.  He is not recognized by the CIA and has no background, and must rely on his skills and the few friends and family members to survive.

What makes me love this series is that it has a sense of reality that many spy series lack, Michael narates the episodes explaining about the life of a spy, and h tow one must constantly be able to adapt to unusual situations that arise.

There is a feeling that the writer of this series was a spy because of the narrative.  This why I love this series, this and the very complex relationships that weave together both Michael and his friends, and the people michael works for or against.

"Burn Notice" keeps you on the edge of your seat, and at times things go wrong, and you sit breathlessly wondering, how will they get out of this mess?

Right now the series is running reruns, which are woth viewing, because you will be totally blown away by the past and the set up for next summer's return of the series.  So if you like spy shows, you will love "Burn Notice"  Just be careful, too much Burn Notice, may lead to sun burns...

Full cast Left to right Sharen Gless Madelin Westen, Bruce Campbell Sam Axe, Jeffrey Donovan Michael Westen and Gabrielle Anwar Fiona Glenanne


  1. Both Bill & I totally LOVE this show and cannot wait until the new shows come back. I think each character works so well with each other. My favorite is the one played by Bruce Campbell - he is smart, funny, loyal and irreverent all at the same time. Good ole' "Chuck Finley!"
    Hope you can hold out for the new shows start again... I'm holding my breath. =)

  2. I am sure that this is slowly becoming a favorite for me as well. I think though, I need to watch a few more episodes. Of course you are always about 3 ahead of me. lol
    ~Naila Moon

  3. Burn Notice is one of my FAVORITE shows to watch. :)