Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Burn Notice

A -  Twenty-Six TV Shows - Z

Burn Notice is an American television series created by Matt Nix. The show stars Jeffrey DonovanGabrielle AnwarBruce CampbellSharon Gless. The series premiered on June 28, 2007, on USA Network. On November 7, 2012, the show was renewed for its seventh season, which is set to have 13 episodes, and is scheduled to premiere summer 2013.


The title of the series refers to the burn notices issued by intelligence agencies to discredit or announce the dismissal of agents or sources who are considered to have become unreliable. When spies are burned, their connection to an espionage organization is terminated, leaving them without access to cash or influence.

According to the narration during the opening credits, the burned spy has no prior work history, no money, no support network – in essence, no identity. The television series uses second-person narrative and frequent voice-overs providing exposition from the viewpoint of covert-operations agent Michael Westen, played byJeffrey Donovan. The voice-over commentary is in the form of tips for fledgling agents as if for a training or orientation film.

After fleeing a blown operation in Nigeria and being kidnapped and beaten, Westen finds himself in his hometown of Miami, Florida. He is tended to by his ex-girlfriend, Fiona Glenanne, but he has been abandoned by all his normal intelligence contacts and is under continuous surveillance with his personal assets frozen. Extraordinary efforts to reach his U.S. government handler eventually yield only a grudging admission that someone powerful wants him "on ice" in Miami. If he leaves there, he will be hunted down and taken into custody. If he stays, he can remain relatively free. Consumed by the desire to find out who burned him, and why, Westen is reluctantly drawn into working as an unlicensed private investigator and problem solver for ordinary citizens to fund his personal investigation into his situation as a blacklisted agent.

Westen invites his old friend Sam Axe to assist him, while Fiona invites herself to join them. With the occasional assistance and sometimes hindrance of his mother, Madeline, Westen battles an array of such criminal figures as mobstersgangscon artists,murderersthievesarms traffickerskidnappersmoney launderers, and drug traffickers. At the same time, Michael must follow the trail that leads him to the people responsible for his being burned, and later finding out why.

The series juggles these two narratives; the overall series dealing with why Michael was burned, and individual episodes focusing on the cases he works for clients.

Michael Weston Man
by Gregg Metcalf
(A Rip-Off of Secret Agent Man)

There's a man who once was a spy
everything he did  was just a lie
every move he made put him in danger
always on the run like the lone ranger

Michael Weston man, Michael Weston man
They've given you a burn notice and will catch you if they can

You'r now stuck in Miami unable to flee
broke and on the run with no history
be careful what you do
the Company will catch you
Odds are you won't find out who burned you

Michael Weston man, Michael Weston man
they've given you a burn notice and will catch you if they can

Hooked up with Fiona and your friend Sam
helping anybody the best way that you can
always wondering why you were burned
not knowing for sure what you have learned
Madeline lives on the edge and is concerned

Michael Weston man, Michael Weston man
they've given you a burn notice and will catch you if they can

Season Seven starts this coming June
be careful with danger, you are not immune
you know they'll hit you with everything from A-Z
but I'll be right there with you drinking my Ice-Tea

Michael Weston man, Michael Weston man
they've given you a burn notice and will catch you if they can

Michael Weston man


Anonymous said...

Loved the post especially the verse. A good "B" subject.


Maria Dunn said...

I enjoy this show, but got way behind and so haven't followed it in awhile. God bless, Maria from Delight Directed Living

Connie Gruning said...

LOVE Burn Notice. Fiona is my favorite character! I love a good, strong, kick butt, woman character!!
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Kansas Bob said...

Gotta love Michael and Fiona!

Andrea said...

I do enjoy this show, but have to admit that last season pushed the boundaries of believable almost too far to be entertaining!

Arlee Bird said...

Never seen this one and wouldn't know anything about it if you hadn't told me.

By the way, did you know that clicking on your name in a comment no longer leads to your profile. Might make it hard for people whose blogs you comment on to find you.

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