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Bottom line? Until you figure out who burned you... [Burn Notice]

XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
edited November 2011 in Social Entropy++
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The series title refers to the burn notices issued by intelligence agencies to discredit or announce the dismissal of agents or sources who are considered to have become unreliable. When spies are burned, their connection to an espionage organization is terminated, leaving them without access to cash or influence. According to the narration during the opening credits, the burned spy has no prior work history, no money, no support network – in essence, no identity.



Hello. If you have found this thread, I applaud you for learning how to read. If you have any experience in espionage you'd know that information is power. What you do with that information, can decide whether you win or lose. Whether you remain a spy or get burnt. Former CIA-agent Michael Westen is an example of taking too many risks, resulting in a less than foreboding situation. He lost everything he had, with no immediately feasible way of getting it back. But, after digging through countless files and interrogating it out of mostly untenable people for the last 5 years, he has finally zeroed in on the specific individual who burnt him.

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Notice: This man is currently blackmailing Westen into working for him.

Will it take another 5 years for Michael Westin to return his life to normal? We'll see, I guess.

Season 6, Tonight at 10 EST

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    I also recommend this movie, for anyone who likes Bruce Campbell.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWXxgpyIm2I

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    Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Every spark of friendship and love Will die without a homeRegistered User regular
    What's this? Burn Notice thread?

    MY NAME IS MICHAEL WESTON. I USED TO BE A SPY, UNTIL...

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Last night I watched "Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe."

    For a made for TV movie I enjoyed it.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    I honestly prefer this show when it does it's single contained story

    It's always more fun. Either that or I just don't care who burned him.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    I don't know how I feel about Jesse having joined the cast.

    He broke the 'over-40' rule they had going on...

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    JavenJaven Registered User regular
    I like how in the summer premiere, they had to make mention of Sam's physique, since he had to lose so much weight for the movie

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    Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Every spark of friendship and love Will die without a homeRegistered User regular
    Jesse's used much less lately

    thankfully

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    JavenJaven Registered User regular
    Jesse's just the most recent in a long line of connected contacts they use and exploit every single episode

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    Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Every spark of friendship and love Will die without a homeRegistered User regular
    Pretty much.

    Kinda like Barry

    but less funny.

    Fuck, now I wanna watch all the Burn Notice.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    I still hold out that the best episode of the series is when Michael is in a bank robbery.

    Coming in second is when Michael pretended to be Satan.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    when you're a spy

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    Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Every spark of friendship and love Will die without a homeRegistered User regular
    okay dammit now I am getting out of bed to turn my desktop on to watch more Burn Notice

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Rachel and I need to catch up on this. We only just caught up on Chuck!

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Zonugal wrote:
    I still hold out that the best episode of the series is when Michael is in a bank robbery.

    Coming in second is when Michael pretended to be Satan.

    You and me, we agree. Oh God, they both are the things that I love about Burn Notice.

    But this season has been extremely bleh. Particularly because they aren't like those two episodes at all.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Snapping your fingers and having something explode is number one on the things I want to see people do in media.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Snapping your fingers and having something explode is number one on the things I want to see people do in media.

    That and having someone believe anything you say as long as you end it with, "Trust me I'm a doctor."

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    it's official

    this Anson guy is a dick

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    had to watch the latest ep on demand, but I'm glad I did

    between the adlib when they were trespassing at the weapon's depot and the ending that almost made me cry, it was good Burn Notice

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    Fire TruckFire Truck I love my SELFRegistered User regular
    I heard this show went off the rails a bit in recent seasons. Confirm or deny?

    I've seen the first and a good chunk of the second season. I. Love. This. Show.

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    StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    What is this like a sitcom about firemen?

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    Dear satan I wish for this or maybe some of this....oh and I'm a medium or a large.
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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I need to catch up. I haven't seen any of the current season due to not having cable.

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    Fire Truck wrote:
    I heard this show went off the rails a bit in recent seasons. Confirm or deny?

    The last couple seasons have been more about how and why Michael Westen was burned and him getting revenge, instead of the usual show where he's being paid to get revenge for other people. A lot of people prefer when it's not about him, and more about how he improves other people's situations. It's been 50/50 so far this season.

    Staleghoti wrote:
    What is this like a sitcom about firemen?

    It's like a sitcom about Bruce Campbell's chin.

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    chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Do you think it's trademarked?Registered User regular
    Xehalus wrote:
    Fire Truck wrote:
    I heard this show went off the rails a bit in recent seasons. Confirm or deny?

    The last couple seasons have been more about how and why Michael Westen was burned and him getting revenge, instead of the usual show where he's being paid to get revenge for other people. A lot of people prefer when it's not about him, and more about how he improves other people's situations. It's been 50/50 so far this season.

    Staleghoti wrote:
    What is this like a sitcom about firemen?

    It's like a sitcom about Bruce Campbell's chin.

    Laughing at Bruce Campbell's chin always feels like laughing at Michelangelo's David or Adagio for Strings.

    Sure, you can, but it's always bitter and hollow. You're laughing at a work of art that surpasses anything you could do, when you should just be in awe.

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    GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    So I started watching this last week when I was channel surfing. I gotta ask; is the show supposed to be intentionally cheesy and campy? Is that the big joke here?

    If so they did a hell of a job.

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    edited November 2011
    chiasaur11 wrote:
    Laughing at Bruce Campbell's chin always feels like laughing at Michelangelo's David or Adagio for Strings.

    Sure, you can, but it's always bitter and hollow. You're laughing at a work of art that surpasses anything you could do, when you should just be in awe.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Godfather wrote:
    So I started watching this last week when I was channel surfing. I gotta ask; is the show supposed to be intentionally cheesy and campy? Is that the big joke here?

    If so they did a hell of a job.

    Are you really asking whether or not a show with Bruce Campbell in it is intentionally campy?

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    now you see how we deal with our enemies

    and

    anson killed benny... you bastard

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    Why would someone laugh at Bruce Campbell's chin?

    something must be seriously wrong with you

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    Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    Bruce Campbell's chin is the pinnacle of genetic achievement.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I haven't seen any of this new season since I don't have cable and I forgot to keep up with it on Hulu as episodes aired.

    Can anyone tell me if they've finally killed off Fiona yet?

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    LarsLars Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    This seems to be the most recent Burn Notice thread? Ok, well new season starts in less than 24 hours.

    Also apparently USA did some kind of fan vote on the show's new intro:

    The choices were either a slightly updated version of the normal intro (uses new footage, adds Jesse to the monologue) or...well, something different.

    The vote is already closed, but I guess we'll figure out what everyone picked tomorrow night.

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I still hold out that the best episode of the series is when Michael is in a bank robbery.

    Coming in second is when Michael pretended to be Satan.

    Michael as Satan is my all time favorite episode

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    LarsLars Registered User regular
    Langly wrote: »
    Zonugal wrote: »
    I still hold out that the best episode of the series is when Michael is in a bank robbery.

    Coming in second is when Michael pretended to be Satan.

    Michael as Satan is my all time favorite episode

    The best part of that episode is...
    ...at the end when he is in handcuffs and then he snaps his fingers just before the explosion even though nobody is looking at him.

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    LarsLars Registered User regular
    So looks like the fan vote for the new intro picked...
    The updated version of the regular intro, instead of that new A-Team thing.

    Also, apparently the actor that plays Michael Weston gave an interview or something recently where he said (season spoiler):
    A main cast member is supposed to die this season.

    So then (actual premiere spoilers):
    I had assumed it would either have to be his mom or Jesse (even though Jesse is just now finally being added to the opening credits), but they did get me thinking Sam may have actually died in that explosion. Since he didn't, I'm still sticking with either Jesse or his mom.

    All in all for the premiere, it didn't feel like the plot moved forward very much from the last finale.

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    yay people who like Burn Notice

    could it possibly be Fiona? They might try and replace her role with Pearce.

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    blixaphonicsblixaphonics the french champagne Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    bah. missed it. i knew i was forgetting about something tonight.

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    Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    So much for Bly being less of an asshole after Mike saved his life.

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    edited June 2012
    if anyone missed the last ep of season 6

    http://www.hulu.com/burn-notice

    it's up on Hulu

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