Tuesday, June 23, 2009

BURN NOTICE - SEASON TWO

In season two of the USA Network’s popular spy series, BURN NOTICE, blacklisted ex-spy Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan, BLAIR WITCH 2) finds himself firmly under the thumb of a mysterious new "handler" named Carla (Tricia Helfer, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), who has threatened to kill his friends and family if he fails to do her bidding.

Even with this omnipresent threat – and the hazardous missions she forces him to carry out – Westen still finds time to help out the helpless of Miami with the aid of his gun-and-bomb happy girlfriend Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar, BODY SNATCHERS) and ex-SEAL buddy Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell, EVIL DEAD, TERMINAL INVASION, ARMY OF DARKNESS).

The second season continues the fast pace, sharp dialogue and generous helpings of gunplay and explosions that distinguished the first, with the addition of some significant character development, especially between Westen and Fiona, and between the hero and his family. It's probably the best action adventure show currently being produced, with attractive, appealing characters, plenty of real-world action and stunts, and its gorgeous, sun-drenched Miami location work. In fact, it's an almost perfect blend of old school, 80's escapist fare, with it's self-contained, single-episode plots (helping out is civilian clients) and today's continuity-heavy serialized dramas (with his ongoing "burn notice" investigation).

Fox's 4-DVD set includes all 16 episodes of the basic cable series' second season, presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen, and 5.1 Dolby Surround. There are Deleted Scenes from nearly every episode, commentary by cast and crew on select episodes, and a Gag Reel.

BUY: Burn Notice: Season Two