June 28, 2007


A hot new television show for the summer season (Mike Duffy, 6/28/07, Detroit Free Press)

Shortly after "Burn Notice" announces its hang-loose, prime-time presence at 10 p.m. EDT Thursday on USA, Weston gets the word that he's been fired from his international gig in covert intelligence.

The pink slip in this case is called a "burn notice," therefore the odd series title.

Perplexed and rather cranky about this turn of career events, Weston gets himself back to his home town of Miami and the plush, bikini-cosmic surroundings of South Beach to begin unraveling the puzzle of his sudden dismissal from the global spying life.

...but it's getting consistently favorable reviews.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 28, 2007 7:04 AM

For a good laugh, rent "Words and Music"!

Posted by: Genecis at June 28, 2007 9:36 AM

Gen, can you be more specific. Netflix has a bunch of similar titles. I'm off the program the DVR right. Anybody have any other suggestions for summer viewing?

Posted by: erp at June 28, 2007 4:51 PM

The Sweeney (John Thaw before he became Morse)

DaVinci's Inquest (a tad too much in the sadomasochistic CSI vein, but the characters are nicely drawn)

& The Closer Season Two is out.

Posted by: oj at June 28, 2007 7:06 PM


My husband was watching DaVinci for a while, but he said the episodes didn't seem to come to a conclusion, but just wandered off. I wonder if we're we too linear to appreciate randomness.

Pre-Morse > Sweeney. I'll check with Netflix (almost on par as a modern marvel as the automatic garage door opener).

The Closer is already on the list, but thanks for the tips.

Posted by: erp at June 29, 2007 6:55 AM

DaVinci does indeed try to pack far too many storylines into a one hour show--the debut covers three episodes!--and therefore often seems to end almost at random.

Posted by: oj at June 29, 2007 7:19 AM