Your Next Box Set - July 4, 2014

Your Next Box Set: Burn Notice
by Tom
by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

Your Next Box Set: Burn Notice

On the lookout for a new boxset to fill your long, dreary winter evenings with? Each week, will be recommending you a series that will have you wishing those cold nights go on for a long while…

This week, we recommend US slick spy drama Burn Notice and its explosive power…


What it is?

The premiere of Burn Notice is thus: Michael Westen, who’s served for many years as a US spy, is suddenly 'burned’. In this case, burning means he’s been discarded and discredited without any form of procedure. With his assets frozen, he is forced to get by doing odd and normally impossible jobs in Miami, where his mother lives. The show came to an end, on its own terms, earlier this year, but left behind seven brilliant seasons for us to enjoy. 


Who’s in it?

Jeffrey Donovan, who also starred in Clint Eastwood’s J.Edgar, plays the aforementioned Michael, with Gabrielle Anwar (who famously danced the tango with Al Pacino in Scent Of A Woman) as his sometime colleague and sometime girlfriend Fiona. Michael is also assisted by Sam Axe, a former NAVY seal and covert operative, he’s played by Evil Dead hero Bruce Campbell with great aplomb.


Why should I watch it?

Because it’s so damn watchable! It’s part procedural, with Michael forced to tackle a different task in each episode, but overall arch, where Michael tries to track down who burned him is just as engrossing. Stick this on and episode after episode will fly out of your television/laptop, it’s such great viewing.


Describe the show in three words…

Explosive, exciting and energetic.


Season Seven (the final season) of Burn Notice is released on Monday (July 7th) at hmv stores all over the UK.

Burn Notice
Burn Notice USA Network
Burn Notice - Series Finale Promo

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