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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 28, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics What's this?

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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 62 Ratings

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  • Summary: Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) has a new handler in the form of the mysterious Carla (Tricia Helfer).
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    90
    It's smartly acted, well written, funny, expertly directed and hugely entertaining. And utterly, totally, profoundly devoid of pretension.
  2. 88
    Watching Burn Notice and eating candy--it’s getting hard to tell the difference between the two.
  3. Everything isn't perfect on Burn Notice. Some of the subplots have to be wrapped up a little neatly. But the interplay of the core group has enough ambivalence and shadows to keep the show intriguing.
  4. In the best tradition of light but engaging (and highly entertaining) dramas, Burn Notice is plain and simple fun--you want to come back every week.
  5. Burn Notice resumes its second season on Thursday like a sarcastic friend whose absences may not be lamented but whose reappearances are always surprisingly well met.
  6. Right now, it's relying too much on Michael's chainsmoking mom as hammy comic relief. [11 July 2008, p.65]
  7. 50
    The interplay among the main characters is by and large unaltered, and for some fans that will be enough. For others, though, what was once a summer pleasure is now a bit less pleasurable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. AlexL
    Jan 17, 2009
    10
    Simply the best show I've ever watched. Its witty, charming, engaging and most unexpectedly heart felt.
  2. Ryan
    Jul 14, 2008
    10
    Glad to see such a great show back for another season. More people need to check this show out!
  3. JayS.
    Jul 13, 2008
    9
    Couldn't wait and although the first episode back was a little light, it was like having family visit for the holidays. All is right with the world. Expand
  4. MartinB.
    Jul 20, 2008
    9
    I was drawn into the (somewhat mild) hype of the first season, and have been hooked since. Season 2 didn't disappoint. Starting off right where season 1 ended, it's the same show, which is all I could hope for! Expand
  5. JillR.
    Sep 21, 2008
    9
    This show is just SO entertaining! It's clever, it's fun, it's exciting, and on occasion it is even touching. It's absolutely one of my favorite shows ever. It's a show that doesn't waste time, and the pacing is very effective. As much as I like the action, the slick appearance and the narrative, it's the interaction of the regulars that enriches this show and makes it three-dimensional. I always look forward to it, and I even enjoy the reruns. Expand
  6. mathewi
    Mar 16, 2009
    8
    Great show I would give it a high 7 to a low 8. Fun show their are great episodes in season 2, but even when the plots to some shows fall flat the actors are still brilliant and have great chemistry. Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2011
    7
    An improvement but still not that good. The episodes are still the same recycled mess and it does expand the backstory a bit but it still doesnt do much to hold your interest. If you are a fan of this type of show then you will love it but other then that, This is one show you wont mind missing. Expand

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