Combining the best action/thriller elements with surprising humor and an iconic new breed of espionage, the second season of USA Network hit Burn Notice heats up as blacklisted spy, Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) hones his unique skills for new clientele. After being fired as a professional spy and dumped in his hometown of Miami without money or resources, Westen struggles to put his life back together and find out why he has been "burned." The series also stars Gabrielle Anwar as Fiona, a beautiful ex-IRA operative who happens to be Westen's ex-girlfriend; Bruce Campbell as Sam, Michael's closest buddy in town; and Sharon Gless as Madeline, Westen's hypochondriac mother. This new season (2008-9) of 16 episodes follows Westen as he takes on all new death-defying assignments in hopes of getting closer to his new employers, the people that were possibly responsible for his ousting. Joining the cast this season is Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) as Carla, the woman who may be behind Michael's "burn notice."
I am always looking for something everyone in the family will enjoy and this is a great choice for my husband, two teenage sons and I. It is action-packed and has good underlying drama with the Michael/Fiona chemistry and Michael's mother, played wonderfully by Sharon Gless.
If you like action shows but don't like the gore when people are shot. You will love this show. This is one of the few shows that both my husband and I love to watch. We both look forward to Thursday nights on USA.
I am one of those people who are rarely addicted to a TV show. But I can't get enough of this one- it has everything from great humor to characters with all kinds of hangups to action scenes like McGyver (they tell you how they did it). The ex-firlfriend is surprising, especially when she always wants the "big gun". Some hot bodies add to the fun. Friends stick together and put their lives on the line to help the main character, another surprise. Give it a try!
Interesting as usual. Well written and acted. Sam is indispensable as the right hand man and Fiona often saves the day.
Suggest to anyone who is an action fan and has not had an opportunity to view the series. I'm sure you'll receive a big thank you.