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Burn Notice: Season 1 (2007)

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

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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 of the only friends he has: Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell), a former intelligence contact whom the FBI has tapped to gain intel on Michael; Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar), a spunky ex-IRA operative looking for closure after being dumped by Michael several years earlier; and Michael's meddling mother Madeline (Sharon Gless), who's thrilled to have her son back in her life. Despite the often uneasy state of these alliances, Sam, Fiona and Madeline each bring their own skills to the table to help Michael find out who burned him and why. In order to fund his investigation---not to mention more mundane expenses like rent---Michael picks up a side job as a private investigator helping Miami citizens obtain justice. Each episode chronicles a different case, opening the way for notable guest stars like Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess") and Richard Schiff ("West Wing"). But Michael's main goal throughout the season is following the convoluted trail of betrayals and double-dealings that led to his burn notice.

Cast

Jeffrey Donovan
as Michael Westen
Gabrielle Anwar
as Fiona Glenanne
Sharon Gless
as Madeline Weston
Seth Peterson
as Nate Westen
Paul Tei
as Barry Burkowski
Arye Gross
as Perry Clark
Chris Ellis
as Virgil Watkins
Chris Payne Gilbert
as Thomas McKee
Brett Cullen
as Lawrence Henderson
Esai Morales
as Ernie Paseo
Richard Schiff
as Phillip Cowan
Kelvin Yu
as Nick lam
Guri Weinberg
as Ari Zamar
Idalis DeLeon
as Concha Ramirez
Maya Stange
as Gillian
Idalis de Leon
as Concha Ramirez
Anthony Starke
as Doug Baker
Gonzalo Menendez
as Lucio Velasquez
Laurence Mason
as Andre Dekker
Johnny Messner
as Glenn Harrick
Ray Lloyd
as Nydam
Joel Swetow
as Eli Zamar
Tim Ware
as Jumbo
Tony Perez
as Diego Cruz
Nicholle Tom
as Melissa
Bruce Blauer
as Ray Wagoner
Paul Gutrecht
as Illan Zamar
Jeff Chase
as Wayne Ray
Marc Macaulay
as Agent Harris
Brandon Morris
as Agent Lane
Jessica Baldwin
as Melody Miller
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Critic Reviews for Burn Notice: Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (12)

The series is not great television by any means, but it has a kind of breezy charm and sly wit that make it one of this summer's better new shows.

April 6, 2016 | Full Review…

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

June 28, 2007 | Full Review…

A flashy, uneven series.

June 28, 2007 | Full Review…

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

June 28, 2007 | Full Review…

Neither thrilling nor funny enough to earn notice.

June 28, 2007 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…

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…

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