Monday, February 17, 2014

30 Days of TV: Day 4

Your Favorite Show Ever

This day was so easy, that it almost wasn't fair.  If you know me in any way at all; whether it's through Facebook, my blog, or in person, then you can answer this one for me.  My favorite show ever is......

For those of you who've never seen this show, here's basic premise:

The 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, they are left without access to cash, and basically no identity.  The series is about Michael Westen's attempts to get back into the good graces of the agency, because all of the things he was blamed for doing were actually done by someone else.

He enlists the help of his ex-girlfriend, Fiona, and old friend Sam Axe, and later Jesse Porter, and they become problem solvers for ordinary citizens.  The series juggles two main ideas:  dealing with why Michael was burned, and individual episodes focusing on the cases he works for clients.

When the 100th episode premiered during the final season, this was posted on Facebook by USA's official Burn Notice page:

Many fans said they turned it into a drinking game.  Let's just say that if I was an alcoholic drinker, I would've been out within minutes.  The appeal of this show is summed up in this Facebook post.

I love this show because they are helping out people, they blow stuff up ALL THE TIME, the chases are AMAZING, and it's just a lot of fun.

And below is by far the BEST Burn Notice video that I have ever seen.   My favorite parts:  at :44 when Michael jumps out of the helicopter; 2:07 when his loft blows up....Jeffrey Donovan (Michael Westen) actually made that jump; and 4:36 when the Charger blew up....I almost had a heart attack when that happened in the season 4 finale!!

If you've never watched this show, it is currently on Netflix.  The final season just posted Saturday.  Give it a try, it is A.MAZ.ING!!!!

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