Thursday, June 05, 2008

Burn Notice - Season 1 Review - Season 2 Starts July 10th

USA network's Burn Notice Season One will be out on DVD June 17th. If you haven't seen it, I would highly recommend picking up the series and watching it before the second season hits the air on July 10th.

The storie starts out with Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) wakes up in Miami only to find out that there has been a burn notice put on him. When you're a spy, getting a burn notice means that you've been officially deemed unreliable by your covert brethren, and that you're no longer wanted in the spy community. So you stay in Miami or pay the consequences.

Michael's goal is to use all of his resources available to find out who did this to him and in the mean time take on some odd jobs to get some cash and help some people out.

The first season of this show was fantastic and I really can't wait to see the second season. The cast of characters is great. Bruce Campbell plays a washed up old agent named Sam Axe, who still is involved and sometimes can even be trusted my Michael. Campbell is awesome in his role and really makes the show. Another one of the great charachters is Fiona Glenanne played by Gabrielle Anwar. She has some affiliation with the IRA and has certain specialties like explosives and picking locks, fun stuff like that. She and Michael are former lovers and she's back to find out why he left her the way he did. It keeps great tension throughout the show. She is the best thing to watch on the show if you're a dude. SEXY! Sharon Gless of Cagney and Lacey fame plays Michael's mother, who is pretty clueless and a real pain in the butt. She is so funny in her role. Like I said, they really put a great line-up together for this show.

The whole season leads Michael a little closer to what he's looking for, just keeping it a little out of his reach. The stories are good and the charachters are great. This really is a must see.

The first season is 11 Episodes. Really 10 with a 2 hour finally, but they put this all together on a 4 DVD set along with a bunch of cool extras and commentary to watch as well. I would certainly pick this one up, watch it and get your DVR ready to tag Season 2 on July 10th. It's awesome.

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