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Burn Notice: Season 1 (2007)

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86

Average Rating: 6.6/10
Reviews Counted: 14
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 2

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

91

Average Rating: 6.9/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 1

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

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Average Rating: 4.4/5
User Ratings: 8

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Season Info

The first series of this sleek spy series mixes plenty of action with sex appeal and a dose of wry humor. While on a covert mission in Nigeria, spy Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) discovers he's been burned, which equates to being fired in the world of espionage. After escaping the immediate danger of his assignment, he wakes up in Miami with no memory of how he got there and discovers his accounts have been frozen and his contacts cut off. Forced to fend for himself, Michael recruits the help

Network: USA

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 28, 2007

Pilot

Part 1 of 2. Michael is stuck in Miami with his ex-girlfriend, his mother and a retired agent when he learns he's been terminated, so he takes on local cases to fund his investigation into who, or what, caused him to be fired.

3
Air date: Jul 5, 2007

Identity

Getting away from it all causes more problems than it solves in this comedy from the French writing-directing team of Jean-Marie Larrieu and Arnaud Larrieu. Alexandre Darou (Jean-Pierre Darroussin) and his wife Aurore Lalu (Sabine Azema) are a pair of well-known actors who need a break from the tension and fast pace of their lives in show biz. Adopting the names "Mr. and Mrs. Go," Alexandre and Aurore head for a village high in the mountains of Southwest France, where they hope to enjoy some relaxing downtime and they won't be bothered. However, Alexandre and Aurore underestimated their own fame, and it isn't long before everyone in the town knows that a pair of movie stars are in their midst. As the couple head into the hills, Alexandre and Aurore discover they don't have much of a talent for roughing it, and while she believed that getting away from the city would help her deal with a recent bout with nymphomania, getting back to nature only increases her appetite for other men. Le Voyage Aux Pyrenees (aka Journey To The Pyrenees) was shown as part of the Directors Fortnight series at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

4
Air date: Jul 12, 2007

Fight or Flight

A woman who witnessed a brutal beating receives threats from the drug dealer who carried out the crime. Michael tries to get her out of Miami to safety, but the woman's teenage daughter refuses to leave the city, forcing him to try a risky plan to alienate the dealer from his cartel.

5
Air date: Jul 19, 2007

Old Friends

Michael helps a friend's daughter escape a prostitution ring while protecting himself from assassination attempts.

6
Air date: Jul 26, 2007

Family Business

A family of gunrunners threaten an airport supervisor, so Michael infiltrates their organization in an attempt to scare them away. Elsewhere, Sam is pressured by the FBI to gather more info on Michael.

7
Air date: Aug 2, 2007

Unpaid Debts

Michael is hired to take a boat from Jamaican gangsters and discovers $10 million stashed onboard. Elsewhere, a CSS agent tries to make Michael back off his investigation into the burn notice.

8
Air date: Aug 9, 2007

Broken Rules

Michael poses as a thief to infiltrate a criminal gang that has been terrorizing a local merchant. Elsewhere, Michael blackmails an agent into handing over information about the burn notice.

9
Air date: Aug 16, 2007

Wanted Man

Fiona hunts down an alleged jewel thief she believes is innocent. So Michael investigates to find the real culprit. Elsewhere, Michael plots against the man who had him fired.

10
Air date: Aug 23, 2007

Hard Bargain

A house sitter for a millionaire is living the high life until his fiancée is kidnapped and held for a hefty ransom. Meanwhile, a bureaucrat offers Michael information on how to clear the burn notice, but he's suspicious of the man's motives.

11
Air date: Sep 13, 2007

False Flag

Michael becomes emotionally vested in a case involving a woman (Lucy Lawless) trying to track down her son, whom she accuses her estranged husband of kidnapping. Elsewhere, Michael learns the man behind the burn notice intends to visit him in Miami.

12
Air date: Sep 20, 2007

Dead Drop

Sam is kidnapped and Michael must use his underworld contacts to free his friend.

13
Air date: Sep 20, 2007

Loose Ends

Michael tracks down the location of Sam's kidnappers and launches a rescue mission with Fiona's help. Elsewhere, Michael moves his family to safety after the agent who burned him is killed just as he was about to hand over information.

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (2)

Entertaining, stylish, and, most of all, slight.

June 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe

A flashy, uneven series.

June 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel

The best reason to watch USA's new spy drama, Burn Notice, is Jeffrey Donovan.

June 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly

"Burn Notice" is a highly enjoyable hybrid, one that marries espionage and crime stories to a dry comedic tone.

June 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

Neither thrilling nor funny enough to earn notice.

June 28, 2007 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

Mr. Donovan is likeably lighthearted and cool as a smart-mouthed loner.

June 28, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times

Graced with a sly voiceover and strong supporting characters, it's the kind of breezy romp that dovetails nicely with the cabler's most popular fare and which manages to look more effortless than it surely is.

June 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety

It's the kind of happily untaxing series that makes you wonder if television has sometimes forgotten how to keep you tuned in even when you're zoned out.

June 28, 2007 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly

Burn is at its best when Westen is outwitting and outracing bad guys.

June 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter

The goal is little more than light, disposable summer entertainment - and the show may even get there, if it can strip away some of its more annoying drags.

June 28, 2007 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today

The show is slick and funny and a lotta fun.

June 28, 2007 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post

Brisk and witty.

June 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor

This show has no illusions of being anything more than a solidly made and terrifically entertaining TV distraction, neat and crisp as citrus soda.

June 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

It makes a smart, charmingly irreverent first impression, thanks to its pleasantly warped, deadpan writing and performing.

June 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press
Detroit Free Press

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