"You might as well tattoo a bullseye on your forehead." -HarlanI already wrote a lot today about "Burn Notice," between today's column and my Matt Nix interview, and I don't have a lot to add at this point, save that, as with the introduction of Carla last season, I feel comfortable that Nix has found a way to shake up the serialized aspects of the show without in any way undermining what makes the episode-to-episode stuff so much fun. There's a lot of potential in a Michael Westen who's constantly being hunted -- by cops, by old enemies, even by old friends like Harlan -- even as he, Sam, and Fi do their usual thing.
One question: how do you feel about the use of the subtitles in this episode? There were a couple of instances -- the introduction of Harlan, and of Falcone as "the gatekeeper" -- where the subtitle flew up so fast, and just rehashed what had been in the dialogue, that it's clear the show is trying to have more fun with that device this year. But do you think it's too much fun?
Also, one observation: I was at the doctor this afternoon, and the guy brought up the column today. Turns out he's a "Burn Notice" fan, and we very quickly devolved into doing dueling impressions of Jeffrey Donovan's narration, as applied to every day situations. "When you go to to ear, nose and throat specialist, you want to make sure that..." or "When ordering Thai food, most people think..." It's fun. You can apply it to virtually any situation in your daily life.
What did everybody else think?