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      Season 1 – Burn Notice

      2007 Crime Drama List
      88% 24 Reviews Tomatometer 94% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Michael Westen is steamed -- or, more precisely, burned. His career as a spy ends when he gets a "burn notice," the covert equivalent of a pink slip. Stuck in his hometown of Miami, he intends to find out who did this to him and why, although that's not easy to do: With the burn notice attached to his name, he is cut off from his usual contacts and has to fly under the radar of the intelligence network lest he tip off his secret enemy. So it's a good thing he can rely on help from Fiona, his ex-girlfriend and IRA spy, and his friend Sam, also a former spy. Then there's Madeline, Michael's mother, a hypochondriac but probably not a spy. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Jan 02 Buy Now

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      Sporting dry humor and slick production values, Burn Notice is perfectly undemanding entertainment.

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      Episode 1 Aired Jun 28, 2007 Pilot A former spy uses his Special Ops training to help people in need. Details Episode 2 Aired Jul 5, 2007 Identity Laura, one of Madeline's friends, was tricked and beaten up by a con artist; Michael agrees to help Laura at Madeline's insistence in exchange for information on two men that were asking about him. Details Episode 3 Aired Jul 12, 2007 Fight or Flight A single mother finds protection from the drug trafficker who wants to prevent her from testifying against him. Details Episode 4 Aired Jul 19, 2007 Old Friends Michael dodges assassination attempts while trying to rescue a friend's daughter from a prostitution ring. Details Episode 5 Aired Jul 26, 2007 Family Business Michael must recruit a spy within a lethal and tightknit family of gun runners in order to save a couple. Details Episode 6 Aired Aug 2, 2007 Unpaid Debts Michael gets on the wrong side of Jamaican smugglers when he repossesses a boat for Sam's old friend. Details Episode 7 Aired Aug 9, 2007 Broken Rules Michael joins a criminal organization posing as a thief to save a local store owner being terrorized. Details Episode 8 Aired Aug 16, 2007 Wanted Man A hotel employee is framed for the theft of a multimillion-dollar broach. Details Episode 9 Aired Aug 23, 2007 Hard Bargain Michael must take on a kidnapping ring to help a clueless house sitter whose fiancee is being held hostage for a multimillion-dollar ransom that he cannot pay. Details Episode 10 Aired Sep 13, 2007 False Flag Michael is hired to track down a woman's estranged husband, who has disappeared with their son; Michael soon finds himself pitted against somebody just as skilled and dangerous as he is. Details Episode 11 Aired Sep 20, 2007 Dead Drop Sam works a case for a woman named Gillian, who's being blackmailed into using her security clearance to help smuggle heroin into the US; Michael arranges a meeting with the man who he believes burnt him. Details Episode 12 Aired Sep 20, 2007 Loose Ends Michael and Fiona work to rescue Sam from heroin smugglers after Kent and Melissa's deal goes sour; Michael attempts to evade the government agents who assassinated Philip Cowan. Details

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      Kelly Lawler USA Today The USA espionage dramedy starring Jeffrey Donovan offers is good for picking up some spy tips, good for watching while you fold laundry and a good reminder you why you want to live in a beach town. Nov 10, 2021 Full Review Jonathan Storm Philadelphia Inquirer Looking for some summertime fun? It is Burn Notice... It combines the lively silliness from scores of shows that have gone before. Dec 7, 2018 Full Review Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times The dialogue is always to the point, yet it gives even the bit players enough room to create something memorable. Oct 27, 2017 Full Review J.M. Suarez PopMatters One of Burn Notice's most successful choices involves the use of on location shooting in Miami. The city is used exceedingly well in establishing a distinct environment that goes beyond the usual South Beach shots. Rated: 6/10 Dec 7, 2018 Full Review Michael Abernethy PopMatters Westen is decidedly unoriginal, despite and because he is granted stylish action sequences. Rated: 5/10 Dec 7, 2018 Full Review Emma Matthews Den of Geek Creator Matt Nix has managed to produce a show that's both familiar and original, uses some fantastic dramatic devices, and always stays the right side of snarky. Sep 18, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Angelique P Very exiting and lovve the drama and cool solutions to his problems. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/28/23 Full Review Kevin M Grabs you from the first episode Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/04/22 Full Review Audience Member You never know when a series is going to suck you in...this is one of those series. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review stephanie b here's my review of the whole show: i loved it. right up there with NCIS in my rankings! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Justin T Great story. Good fun. Starts out strong. A bit like a cross between McGyver and the spy world. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/11/21 Full Review Liam D A throughly entertaining beginning to the Spy Thriller show with great writing, solid acting with Bruce Campbell being the stand out and enjoyable direction Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/08/21 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Mikkel Bondesen
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Jun 28, 2007