Burn Notice : Season 1

  • Network: USA
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 28, 2007
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21

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Critic Reviews

  1. Brisk and witty, this is a good showcase for Donovan's super-tough-guy-with-a-heart-of-gold persona.
  2. 80
    If “Burn Notice” can keep up the energy and the inventiveness of its pilot, it’ll be a must-see summer series for me.
  3. The dialogue is always to the point, yet it gives even the bit players enough room to create something memorable.
  4. 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.
  5. 80
    I'll take Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen in USA's delightful new action comedy Burn Notice.
  6. 75
    It makes a smart, charmingly irreverent first impression, thanks to its pleasantly warped, deadpan writing and performing.
  7. A standard detective story that's brightened by unusual characters and snazzy dialogue.
  8. 75
    The show is slick and funny and a lotta fun.
  9. A little heavy on exposition.... "Burn" is at its best when Westen is outwitting and outracing bad guys.
  10. Looking for something new and different on TV? It's not Burn Notice. Looking for some summertime fun? It is Burn Notice.
  11. 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.
  12. This show has no illusions of being anything more than a solidly made and terrifically entertaining TV distraction, neat and crisp as citrus soda.
  13. Mr. Donovan is likeably lighthearted and cool as a smart-mouthed loner; his character is a watered-down version of the kind of wiseguy once played by Michael Keaton.
  14. 70
    It’s got a low-hum basic-cable charm, fueled by personality, breezy cloak-and-dagger ingenuity and smart-ass dialogue rather than a flashy, budget-driven broadcast network complex.
  15. 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.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 230 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 77
  2. Negative: 3 out of 77
  1. 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 mostIn 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. Full Review »
  2. Apr 5, 2017
    9
    This is probably my favorite tv series of all time.. You know one of those shows you love but don't exactly know why? This is it. Great cast,This is probably my favorite tv series of all time.. You know one of those shows you love but don't exactly know why? This is it. Great cast, interesting story almost every show, and it never fails to entertain. I still go back and watch previous episodes.. Full Review »
  3. Mar 19, 2016
    9
    This is one of my favorite shows to binge watch. Bruce Cambell is genius in his role as Sam Axe, Fiona is also a fun character as a formerThis is one of my favorite shows to binge watch. Bruce Cambell is genius in his role as Sam Axe, Fiona is also a fun character as a former Irish spy with a love of weapons and all thi8ngs explosive. Full Review »