Burn Notice Rocks

Posted: June 29, 2011 in Spycraft

If you enjoy stories about spies and you are not watching Burn Notice, can I ask why not? I even have it from a former spy (no, really!) that the show is pretty accurate.

If you haven’t seen the show, you can get caught up. I know that is five seasons, but it is worth the time. Burn Notice can be formulaic at times perhaps, but I think they still do a great job of adding twists and turns and coming up with enough MacGyverish improvisation to keep you entertained. Plus, the cast is awesome. Jeffrey Donovan’s understated character leaves room for Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) and Sam (Bruce Campbell) to shine. It also provides distinction between all of the characters he must portray to mislead/direct the bad guys.  And let’s not forget Sharon Gless as Michael’s mom. She is believable, endearing and adds sufficient comic relief to keep the show light.

Considering all of the crap on TV (reality TV is crap, sorry), especially all of the dumbed-down writing, Burn Notice is a refreshing change to the viewing schedule. Seriously. Because if another good show goes belly-up (Chicago Code, Lie to Me) while American Idol rules the airwaves, I think I might channel my southern Italian heritage and break out the baseball bats. Or at least stop watching television (which might not be that bad of a thing).

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