If you have been watching Burn Notice than you know that Michael Westen (Jeffery Donavan) is a former intelligence agent, a spy that has been burned (booted out, black listed by the organization that trained him) and has been on the trail of the person who caused this situation. In between times he takes on odd jobs with his partner Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell) and girlfriend Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar). Each weekly episode starts where it left off and includes at least one of the jobs Westen’s been roped into.
I am a pretty consistent fan of Burn Notice, but because of some inconsistency in directing, I’ve strayed now and then. But, that’s my quirky thing. Depending on the Director’s ability to get a good performance (the actors had been vacillating in the first and second season between realistic and amateurish) I find the series very entertaining. This fourth season found me more engrossed in the plot; eager to see the next episode and enjoying the action show more.
Season four finds Westen hooking up with Fiona and Sam in some incredible situations from bad bikers, Chinese mafia to black listed spies and a dock worker (and that’s just the first disc). I do have to admit, the addition of Cody Bell, as burned spy Jesse Garcia, is a brilliant move. The writing seems to get better from season to season and I found four right up at the top.
Having the luxury of seeing season four on DVD, paying more attention to the story, and no commercials has helped my desire to continue with the spy thriller. Of course being in Florida and spending most of my life in South Florida where the program gets filmed doesn’t hurt either. Seeing the beaches, glitzy clubs, lot of hot bods and surroundings I’m familiar with, makes Burn Notice a must for me.
Included on four disc DVD are bonus features that include deleted scenes from most all of the weekly shows.
FINAL ANALYSIS: A nice addition to your video library and a great way to get caught up. (B)