June 16, 2009

IT'S SAM'S SHOW:

Sharon Gless is a scene-stealer on 'Burn Notice' (FRAZIER MOORE, 6/16/09, AP)

The lighthearted caper show centers on Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen, a mysteriously blacklisted spy stranded in Miami, where he's trying to wangle some work while he clears his name and flushes out the person who "burned" him. He keeps his sanity with the help of fellow renegades including Gabrielle Anwar as Fiona, a gorgeous ex-IRA operative, and Bruce Campbell as Sam, a washed-up intel contact and Michael's closest pal.

Also in the picture is Madeline, Westen's meddlesome mom who, a Miamian, just loves having her formerly wayward son stuck close at hand.

Westen is tied up on a case when his cell phone rings: Mom calling.

"It's somebody's birthday todaaaay," she coos. "I thought you'd come over for a nice dinner."

"We're celebrating birthdays now?" he scoffs.

"It's never too laaaaate!"

"Where are we getting takeout from?" he brusquely replies.

"Who said anything about takeout?" says Madeline, at that moment juggling her cell phone, a cigarette and a takeout flier from a Greek restaurant.

In this show about fighting crime, Gless is a culprit whenever she appears: She is likely to steal any scene within reach.



Posted by Orrin Judd at June 16, 2009 7:37 AM
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