Burn, Notice, Burn!

USA Network has turned out, well, another USA Network series. A person with an interesting set of personal tools becomes a detective. In the case of Burn Notice, the interesting background is that he’s a US spy who has been dropped from the spy biz for mysterious reasons. It’s not a bad set-up.
But by the end of the extended-length pilot, it becomes clear that his desire to find out why he was kicked out of the spy biz is mere petulance; the mysteries he goes after aren’t particularly interesting, and his great spy skills are some fighting ability and some friends to call… friends that are more interesting than he is. (Of course, if your friends were played by Bruce Campbell, then they too would be more interesting than you. Unless you are Bruce Campbell, in which case I say “welcome to the blog, Bruce!”)
Not horrible to watch, but not a great use of one’s time either. Could get better, but that’s not the track record that the USA Network shows have.

Published in: on July 6, 2007 at 9:38 pm  Leave a Comment  

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