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Jimmy James
07-13-07, 05:46 PM
A woman who witnessed a brutal beating receives threats from the drug dealer who carried out the crime. Michael tries to get her out of Miami to safety, but the woman's teenage daughter refuses to leave the city, forcing him to try a risky plan to alienate the dealer from his cartel.

As somebody who thought the second episode wasn't as strong as the first, I have to say I really liked this one. I predict others will be slightly annoyed with the triteness of one particular plot element, though.

Dr_Evil
07-13-07, 05:53 PM
This is a really good summer show. I hope it sticks around.

Boot
07-13-07, 07:06 PM
A woman who witnessed a brutal beating receives threats from the drug dealer who carried out the crime. Michael tries to get her out of Miami to safety, but the woman's teenage daughter refuses to leave the city, forcing him to try a risky plan to alienate the dealer from his cartel.

As somebody who thought the second episode wasn't as strong as the first, I have to say I really liked this one. I predict others will be slightly annoyed with the triteness of one particular plot element, though.

Let me guess...the teenager who just can't understand why she can't just to the big dance? Why does a show that is so smartly written otherwise have to sink to this level of cliche? That nearly ruined the episode for me. Other than that major problem, the episode was pretty good, better than last week's but still not as strong as the pilot IMO.

TheMovieman
07-13-07, 08:54 PM
Good episode, but I still think the Pilot was better.

1. PILOT - 9.0/10
2. IDENTITY - 8.0/10
3. FIGHT OR FLIGHT - 7.5/10

Ravenous
07-14-07, 11:56 PM
Great episode. Though I to hate the cliche teenage story, it turned out okay. I even turned my parents on to this show and they really like it. For some reason my mom really loves this show.

Deftones
07-15-07, 10:05 PM
How is it that Dee Dee Pfiffer is now hotter than her sister?

movieking
07-16-07, 08:12 AM
Well, she is 6 years younger, so that definitely helps.

Another good episode, but I really don't need to see Sharon Gless every week. I'd rather she was not a part of the show at all.

AGuyNamedMike
07-16-07, 08:39 AM
I brought my wife in on Burn Notice with this ep. She enjoyed it quite a bit (helps that she's almost as big a Bruce Campbell fan as I am). Dee Dee was lookin' good, but Natalie Dreyfuss (the 20-yr-old actress who played Cara, the teen daughter, and BTW the niece of Richard Dreyfuss) was very appealing and appears to have a good future in the industry. As far as trite plot points, that is what this type of "light entertainment" program is all about. Open another Sam Light and pass the popcorn!

kakihara1
07-16-07, 08:44 AM
While you could tell the daughter was going to be a total pain in the ass from about her first five seconds on camera, I still thought it was a solid episode. Hopefully the show does well enough to keep it around for a long time.

movieking
08-07-07, 06:52 AM
Has there been any new threads on this show in the last month or so? If so, I've missed them.

Anyway, I still like this show, but I hate the brother and the mother. The mother was bad enough, but since they've added the brother on as another pain in the ass totally useless character, I am quickly finding that there are too many unlikeable people on the show. One I can handle, but when it comes to more than one, and they start to get more and more screen time, it's not a good sign.

Patman
08-07-07, 08:38 AM
I find myself enjoying Fiona on this show.

AGuyNamedMike
08-07-07, 08:55 AM
Has there been any new threads on this show in the last month or so? If so, I've missed them.

Anyway, I still like this show, but I hate the brother and the mother. The mother was bad enough, but since they've added the brother on as another pain in the ass totally useless character, I am quickly finding that there are too many unlikeable people on the show. One I can handle, but when it comes to more than one, and they start to get more and more screen time, it's not a good sign.

I agree with you. What this show needs is more <strike>cowbell</strike> Campbell.

paradicelost
08-07-07, 12:02 PM
i agree this is a great summer show. I still have the pilot of my dvr and i still enjoy watching it once or twice a week.

TeamAnS
08-07-07, 02:19 PM
Now for anyone that has watched every episode, answer me this - Didn't Fiona have an Irish accent the first show and then no accent for the rest of the shows? You would think that it would be kind of hard to have a Irish gun runner without at least a little accent.

Patman
08-07-07, 02:20 PM
Her accent comes and goes.

Doc MacGyver
08-07-07, 03:10 PM
I find the switch annoying. I loved the accent and thought she pulled it off handily, but I'm guessing it was a "studio note" to have her lose it under the guise of "fitting in" in Miami, as she says.

I'll give GA credit, though. Even though she's not native Irish, she's doing a very very subtle Irish accent underneath, as if she's an emerald lass who hasn't quite "nailed" the American accent yet. Kudos to her.


-Doc

AGuyNamedMike
08-07-07, 03:24 PM
Well, she is a Brit, and British actors tend to be quite handy with accents.

Doc MacGyver
08-07-07, 03:29 PM
Well, she is a Brit, and British actors tend to be quite handy with accents.


Indeed. And yet every American attempting a British accent comes off sounding like they just swept Oliver Twist's chimney.


-Doc

Ozzy's Bat Head
08-09-07, 03:26 AM
I really hope this series maintains its excellent start, I'm really enjoying it so far. Smart, sassy, and a little raw makes for the combo I needed over the summer.

I just got back from Orlando on United and was pleased to see the NBC United programing pimping Burn Notice a few times. I looked at the drooling old lady next to me for reaction, but no luck.

starseed1981
08-09-07, 09:37 AM
Another good episode. Man, Ms.Anwars body is smokin!

DJariya
08-09-07, 01:22 PM
I'm still 3 episodes behind, but this is a really fun and quirky show. Jeffrey Donovan was perfectly casted as Michael.

BTW, USA just ordered a 13-episode second season. So, we'll see Burn Notice again next summer.

Jimmy James
08-09-07, 11:38 PM
BTW, USA just ordered a 13-episode second season. So, we'll see Burn Notice again next summer.

That's terrific news. I think tonight's episode turned up the quality that one notch I was hoping for after the last couple of episodes. It hit me tonight that if you accept Veronica Mars as a "real world" Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Burn Notice would be a "real world" Angel.

onebyone
08-10-07, 04:19 AM
BTW, USA just ordered a 13-episode second season. So, we'll see Burn Notice again next summer.

Great news!! Thanks for posting that. I am really enjoying this show.

Rogue588
08-10-07, 04:56 AM
BTW, USA just ordered a 13-episode second season. So, we'll see Burn Notice again next summer.:up: :banana:

stingermck
08-10-07, 08:26 AM
Awesome news, and a great episode tonight. This is my must see show for the summer. Maybe I should start to catch up on Rescue Me and Dead Zone....

TeamAnS
08-10-07, 04:55 PM
Anyway, I still like this show, but I hate the brother and the mother. The mother was bad enough, but since they've added the brother on as another pain in the ass totally useless character, I am quickly finding that there are too many unlikeable people on the show. One I can handle, but when it comes to more than one, and they start to get more and more screen time, it's not a good sign.


I agree that the brother and mother characters are becoming very annoying. The mother is just there as a place for Michael to hide people and the brother is just there to bring in new clients. In my opinion, both should be just used for those purposes and then disappear for the rest of the episode.

dhmac
08-12-07, 12:15 AM
Didn't Fiona have an Irish accent the first show and then no accent for the rest of the shows?
Yes, but it seems like it was probably one of those Pilot episode things that was dropped once it was picked up as a Series. (Given that Pilots are usually made long before a Series is picked up, minor changes like this in the time in-between are not uncommon.)

Rogue588
08-12-07, 03:42 AM
She and Michael mentioned her trying out new accents. It wasn't dropped out of nowhere.

Jimmy James
08-12-07, 10:17 AM
She and Michael mentioned her trying out new accents. It wasn't dropped out of nowhere.

They have also made steady mention of her IRA affiliation, so it isn't as though they're trying to change her character from an Irish one to a Miami native -- it just seems like somebody with pull told them they'd like it if the accent got dropped.

Patman
08-19-07, 11:54 AM
Fiona must have 5% body fat.

movieking
08-19-07, 12:59 PM
The last couple of episodes without the brother have been much better. I like that we are starting to have some movement as to finding out why Michael was burned. From the voice on the phone, it sounds like Richard Schiff might be appearing soon. Or was that someone else's voice? If so, sure sounded like him.

DJariya
08-19-07, 01:07 PM
Fiona must have 5% body fat.

Her IMDB.com profile says she has 3 kids. Wow!! She looks like she barely weighs over 100 LBS.

movieking
09-05-07, 12:18 PM
The last couple of episodes without the brother have been much better. I like that we are starting to have some movement as to finding out why Michael was burned. From the voice on the phone, it sounds like Richard Schiff might be appearing soon. Or was that someone else's voice? If so, sure sounded like him.

I found my answer.

From Eonline:

Irene in Providence, Rhode Island: What's coming up on my beloved Burn Notice?
Richard Schiff (aka The West Wing's Toby Ziegler) will be doing a guest stint as Philip Cowan, the intelligence agency operative who burned Michael Weston. Yes, that was his voice on the phone in ep seven, but we won't see him until the two-hour finale airing Sept. 20, which is called "Loose Ends."


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