Burn Notice

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by General Magnus, May 24, 2008.

  1. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2007
    Posts:
    12,916
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +11
    Anyone caught this series? It´s awesome. :D 
     
  2. Omega Supreme V

    Omega Supreme V I protect those I care 4

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2002
    Posts:
    1,898
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +1
    I watched it during the first run, I liked it and was glad when I heard USA was bringing it back..
     
  3. AnimatedFan

    AnimatedFan Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Posts:
    2,657
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    Burn Notice is one of the best shows on TV, period.

    I don't like the fact that you have to wait a whole year for the next season, however.

    "Summer Series"? What the hell were they thinking?

    Oh and In Plain Sight looks good too, but I'm sure it will also be a summer series...
     
  4. misterd

    misterd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Posts:
    3,700
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    I just heard about it recently.How a series with Bruce Campbell in it could avoid being loudly trumpeted by just about every reputable geek site is unbelievable.
     
  5. Scourge_151

    Scourge_151 Dangerous when naked! TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2003
    Posts:
    3,754
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Likes:
    +0
    I watched the first few eps when I was at Botcon last year (think it was new out then). I'd been waiting for someone in the UK to pick it up as I was enjoying it but I guess I'll have to download it all now.
     
  6. cagliostro

    cagliostro Victi Vincimus

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2004
    Posts:
    1,081
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +0
    So true, the fact it's a damn good series should help too. I can't wait for season to to start.
     
  7. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Posts:
    11,230
    News Credits:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Likes:
    +50
    Bumped for the New Season. Who here still watches this? I know I do, and you should too!

    Bruce Campbell FTMFW!
     
  8. Computron34

    Computron34 Butt + Hurt = TF Fans

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2002
    Posts:
    3,569
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Location:
    Waco, TX
    Likes:
    +13
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    I love this show. One of the 3 favs on TV right now. Never watched it when the first season was one, then caught a marathon of it one day on USA and got hooked. I cant believe Fi (real name escapes me at the moment) is like 39. Didn't think she was that old. Anyway, awesome show.
     
  9. AnimatedFan

    AnimatedFan Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Posts:
    2,657
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    Last night's episode was excellent. The season premiere was a bit...off kilter. Was great towards the end, but started out SLOOOOOOW.

    The water saw was incredible. I loved that.

    And the cop? She's going to be a pain in the ass, but wow is she something. Geez, she won the genetics lottery. Grrrrowl.

    Thursday nights are doubly awesome on USA. Royal Pains is simply...excellent. Thank you USA for putting the good stuff on. NBC...take notice, because this is how you run a network. You Knight Rider killing bastards!
     
  10. Emperor Mengde

    Emperor Mengde Instrumentalist

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2004
    Posts:
    1,147
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +0
    I agree about the first episode feelling a bit off. Too many things were happening because they were plot convenient, and they made Mike seem stupider than he usually is for the same reason. Oh well, the episode this week was good, so no worries. Even a bad episode of Burn Notice is better than 99% of the rest of tv.
     
  11. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Posts:
    7,559
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    I like Burn Notice for the same reason i like Psych: there's a running homage to the 80s in it. Psych does it with the gags and jokes.
    Burn Notice just feels like an old episode of Magnum, P.I., with the voice over and the pacing, the tight circle of friends and so on.
    it's a great show in its own right, but imo, it is like comfort food- you know what you are getting, it never fails to hit the spot and you find yourself looking for it at odd times during the day to feed a craving.

    and ASH for the WIN! Bruce is the MAN.

    Gabrielle Anwar is smoking for almost 40.

    Let's all hope when Monk gets cured/reinstated/whatever, USA gives us another show of this caliber.
     
  12. rattrap007

    rattrap007 Insert witty comment here TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
    Posts:
    14,889
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    297
    Likes:
    +38
    I love Burn Notice. It is Magnum PI/A-Team/MacGyver/James Bond all rolled into one. Fantastic series. Bruce is hilarious and I love Mike's mother. I like Fiona too. Love she always wants to shoot someone to solve the problem.

    Loved Bruce in the latest episode. Loved the end where the bad guys are having the mexican stand off and Bruce just fires off a shot and the bad guys kill each other.

    Royal Pains is also incredible. Well done and plenty of humor. Love the whole Robin Hood aspect to it. Heal the rich for money so you can treat the poor for free.
     
  13. Tommybg2003

    Tommybg2003 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Posts:
    1,013
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +4
    love the show, the ending of last Thursday nights episode was so funny
     
  14. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Posts:
    6,175
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Likes:
    +0
    Great show. Always felt the writing was top notch and a really great cast. Also one of the few examples of a constant narration that doesn't get boring.
     
  15. ZeroMayhem

    ZeroMayhem Henshin a Go-Go Baby!

    Joined:
    May 2, 2004
    Posts:
    2,365
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +8
    I love me some Burn Notice. It was recommend to me by an old girlfriend and even though it took me a while to listen (I watched Season 1 only a bit before 2 aired) she was right.

    Such a great show. Action, humor, great cast, great setting. The narration it great too, I dig hearing Mike's info. It's a blast to watch each week.

    Last year I made this comparison to Cowboy Bebop:

    Obviously the show has progressed since then and certainly stands firm on its own merits, but I still get a bit of a Bebop (with perhaps a dash of A-Team thrown in) vibe from it, in a very good way.
     
  16. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    21,681
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Likes:
    +1
    Twitter:
    That's why I love the show, and Bruce's role in it.
     
  17. Computron34

    Computron34 Butt + Hurt = TF Fans

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2002
    Posts:
    3,569
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Location:
    Waco, TX
    Likes:
    +13
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    Random info that i found out the other day. Pretty funny:

    I also watch House, M.D.(great show as well), and if anyone remembers the PI he hired a couple seasons ago to keep tabs on everyone, his real name is Michael Weston. Never knew that.
     
  18. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Posts:
    7,559
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    What i wanna know is, USA gets it right, but Sci-Fi can't (anymore, it seems)?

    Aside from Stargate series and BSG, Sci-Fi can't even compete with USA anymore.
    (i know, they are part of the same corporation...)

    Just wish they'd like at their cable cousin and follow suit.

    I just realized that BN is also like Mission: Impossible (in Peter Graves' own words) in that "every episode was a con job."
    that's all Weston's cases are, really. he cons, he does the smoke and mirrors to give him the advantage. cool beans.
     
  19. AnimatedFan

    AnimatedFan Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Posts:
    2,657
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    Ah. Glad you mentioned him. His multi-episode stint on House...earned a spin off. It's supposed to air this fall, according to IMDB and TV Guide (I believe.)

    NBC and Sci-Fi could really learn from USA, as mentioned, they're all one company. Why they can't figure out how to make each other awesome, is beyond me.
     
  20. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    11,205
    Trophy Points:
    236
    Likes:
    +0
    Let's just hope that NBC and SciFi never rub off on USA and ruin their great shows.
     

Share This Page