Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sepinwall on TV: 'Burn Notice' review

Today's column is my review of the start of "Burn Notice" season two, which pleased me. As I'll be traveling to press tour and then getting into the swing of things, I won't have time for a separate spoiler post on the premiere, so make your comments here after it airs.

8 comments:

Andrea said...

Yeah for the return of Burn Notice! I am so glad to read the series isn't much different. I am also glad Nix was pushed to place the series in Miami. I would add the influence of Miami Vice to A Team & Bourne. The three leads are so strong and wonderful to watch. We recently rewatched the entire season on Hulu (before they took it down). The actors don't miss a chance to react to their surroundings. Bruce -The Chin - is the best!!

Mrglass said...

Burn Notice was the most entertaining summer show last year. I look forward to the new season, and hope to see Alan's reviews for each episode.

Dan said...

I just bought the first season on DVD (along with the bad-a$$ Mad Men DVD set) and I am thoroughly enjoying the show. I'm glad to know that Alan writes reviews for the episodes, as I really enjoy reading him.

Great show!

Maura said...

I blew off Burn Notice last year (and now I can't remember why), but caught about half of the first season episodes during USA's marathon today. I'm currently counting the minutes (9, as I type) until season 2 starts.

Looking forward to your reviews, Alan.

mjryan said...

Good episode but they're becoming a little formulaic. What would make this episode awesome? If the nervous tech guy turned out to be the Man In Charge teased in the "This Season on Burn Notice" promo at the end. Otherwise it ranks as good, not great ep.

Tyrone said...

I loved the fake shootout. Frame-for-frame, it's right up there with the car chase that opened Season 1's "Broken Rules". If there were a thought bubble over trigger-happy Fiona's head, it would have said "wheeee!"

Tyrone said...

Oh, and sorta in response to mjryan, one of the things I really dig about Burn Notice is the complete *lack* of plot elements like you described. The whole mindfrak for the sake of mindfrak and having to look at every last detail because it might Mean Something that's the style with Lost and Battlestar has plum wore me out.

dez said...

The series opened with Michael getting "burned" - spy parlance for "Go away or I shall taunt you a second time!"

That ref put a big ol' goofy grin on my face :-) And was that Dr. Newleaf as the nervous nellie client?