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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 28, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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Universal acclaim- based on 190 Ratings

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  • Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless, Jeffrey Donovan
  • Summary: A former spy works as a private investigator in Miami while he attempts to learn why the CIA terminated his services in this darkly-comic original drama.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense
  • Creator: Matt Nix
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Jun 28, 2007
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Brisk and witty, this is a good showcase for Donovan's super-tough-guy-with-a-heart-of-gold persona.
  2. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    80
    These folks know how to hit a note, and hold it, which means "Burn Notice" doesn't wobble around wondering how serious/silly to be. Its pitch is perfect.
  3. The dialogue is always to the point, yet it gives even the bit players enough room to create something memorable.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    Graced with a sly voiceover and strong supporting characters, it's the kind of breezy romp that dovetails nicely with [USA's] most popular fare and which manages to look more effortless than it surely is.
  5. Looking for something new and different on TV? It's not Burn Notice. Looking for some summertime fun? It is Burn Notice.
  6. 63
    The goal is little more than light, disposable summer entertainment — and the show may even get there, if it can strip away some of its more annoying drags.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    40
    The pilot is neither thrilling nor funny enough to earn notice.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 74
  2. Negative: 3 out of 74
  1. DannyS.
    Jun 27, 2007
    10
    Fast, fun, and slick. This is a must watch with Bruce Campbell.
  2. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    In my opinion, the 2nd greatest USA original show behind Monk. People are complaining about, the characters, being perfect. But im sure most people would to when they spent more, than half of their life doing that proffesion. Expand
  3. KawikaC
    Aug 1, 2007
    10
    WOW! This show rocks....USA Network is the new network to be reckoned with.........along with Monk and Psych, this is a great summer for TV
  4. DwightG.
    Nov 30, 2007
    10
    I am having Burn Notice withdrawal!!!!
  5. pepepe
    Mar 18, 2009
    10
    The best show ever. For those who say that the stunts or inventions are fake or unbelievable: THEY ARE VERY POSSIBLE. This show is not Swordfish. I am very critic about other films that show impossible gadgets. 99% of the improvised gadgets, techniques are very realistic, and it is not me who says it, a SOF (Special Operation Forces) who was in intelligence confirmed me the plausibility of it, and that is the reason he loves it too. Expand
  6. ScottW.
    Jul 1, 2007
    9
    good show
  7. GaryL.
    Jul 12, 2007
    2
    Interesting but need to filter profanity!! Would make it a better program & don't have to worry about my Granddaughter hearing this.

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