Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe Review

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Regular viewers of TV-Reviewed know I haven't really kept up with the current season of Burn Notice. That's something I do apologize for and I will correct soon. I was determined to watch the big prequel USA has been promoting knowing it had nothing to do with the current storyline. This was key for me since the movie didn't spoil anything for me regarding the current season's story. We're all accustomed to what has happened since Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan), ... Read More

Burn Notice – S04E01 – Friends and Enemies Advance Review

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After taking an extended break from the site, I'm back and I'll start things off with an advance review of tonight's season premiere of Burn Notice. Since it's an advance review, I'm not going to spoil everything. A lot has happened for Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) since the third season finale and it's taken a toll on his mother. When they're eventually united, Madeline Westen (Sharon Gless) isn't nearly as enthusiastic to see her son as most people would think. ... Read More

Burn Notice – S03E04 – Fearless Leader Review

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I'd been wondering how Michael was going to shake Detective Paxson's vigilance. This episode, of course, dealt with that in what I think was probably the only way for it to happen--or, at least, the BEST way for it to happen. Sam finding out Paxson is a good cop sealed the deal, then. So, I saw it coming when Mike decided to help her out--without her consent, naturally--on her other case. And that, I thought, led to some of the best stuff ... Read More

Burn Notice – S03E03 – End Run Review

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I knew Nathan Westen would have to show up again at some point, I just couldn't come up with a feasible angle for it to happen. Last time we saw him he was just starting his own limo company. Of course, that...was the angle: He needed investors, and they just happened to be in Miami. Right...that should have been a red flag for Michael. Why, if Nathan's business is in Las Vegas, would he have to come all the way to Miami? ... Read More

Burn Notice – S03E02 – Question and Answer Review

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I suspected the show's writers would somehow make use of those throwing daggers Seymour had given Michael and Fiona. That was a nice tie in. In fact, I'll admit it sort of caught me by surprise--the dagger thumping into the wall. I liked the irony of this part, too, when he's just finishing up saying, "you never know what's waiting for you around the corner." That's just one of the many reasons I love this show: the dry, off-beat wit gets me ... Read More

Burn Notice – S03E01 – Friends and Family Review

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There was really only one certainty after last season's finale: Michael Westen WOULD survive his fall from the helicopter. Otherwise, there wouldn't be much of a show, right? But, let's face it, falling, at least, 150+ feet into water...Well, you might as well jump off of a building and land on concrete--even taking the fall feet first like Mike did. Then there's whole matter about getting to shore after that, which was five miles. Perhaps, Sam gave Mike some lessons on how ... Read More

Burn Notice – S02E16 – Lesser Evil Review

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Michael Weston's tenacity might've gotten him some answers finally on who burned him, but at what cost? And how much really WAS answered? Michael met the man who burned him, right? Who the heck knows. But, it sure was fun seeing the "meeting" arranged. Along the way several surprises popped up, things went boom here and there (courtesy of Fi), and some tough decisions had to be made--and not just by Michael, but everyone involved. Firstly, Michael had to decide whether or not if ... Read More

Burn Notice – S02E15 – Sins of Omission Review

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Samantha was definitely a surprise I hadn't seen coming. It makes sense, though, that the show would have eventually introduced something of Michael's past that even Fiona and Sam were unaware of. And it was only fitting for it to be something that would then drive a further wedge between him and Fi--as well as something that would get Madeline all worked up. The story line itself involving Samantha was rather simple but nicely executed. Samantha the thief and ex-fiancee that no one ... Read More

Burn Notice – S02E14 – Truth & Reconciliation Review

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Haiti equals "a lot of bad things"--or is that tings? The side-job this time required some convincing on Sam's part. Michael wasn't all that keen to help out. Heck, the man has his own problems, right? Well, I knew it wouldn't be long before Mikes heartstrings would be tugged and he'd end up helping out, anyway. Sam played it good, too. He poured on the guilt without hesitation. Of course, Michael knew what his friend was trying to do, but he knew he had ... Read More

Burn Notice – S02E13 – Bad Breaks Review

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Bad Breaks was just a fun episode. The infamous Agent Bly was wily enough the first time around, but he was even more so the second. His use of reverse blackmail on Michael, I thought, made for an interesting twist. It makes perfect sense, I suppose, that Michael having had Barry digging through suspicious bank accounts might draw some unwanted attention--and might, in the end, be bad for both him and Michael. But, I wasn't expecting Bly to be the one to hold ... Read More