Our family enjoys watching films together, but a great box set gives you a lot of viewing pleasure for not a lot of money.
This is one of the very best, we all really love this. It is good looking, driven by great characters, full of exciting action scenes, with a witty voiceover full of spy hints and tricks. The main characters are likeable and amusing, while the peripheral characters are less annoying this time out. Onto the second series and it is still fresh, with not a single dud episode here.
In each episode Michael Westen goes beyond the law to sort out someone's problems, generally besting the criminal or corrupt with considerable guile. His use of different personas to trick people is a real joy. There is also an overarching story arc where Michael attempts to find out who was responsible for the original burn notice and why. The danger with any series is that they settle into a familiar format and style which then becomes repetitive. The overarching story arc avoids this, as do the shifting dynamics of the key and peripheral characters. The story arc inevitably hots up considerably at the start and end of the series with friends and foes appearing again.
There are a few extras, and the delight of a disc with former Cagney and Lacey star, Sharon Gless on it. Four discs are packed into a standard DVD size, handy if you don't want DVDs taking over your house.
I've got the next series on pre-order and cannot wait for it to arrive. If you enjoy stuff like N.C.I.S. - Naval Criminal Investigative Service - Series 1 - Complete [DVD
], Sledge Hammer - Series 1 [DVD
] and Leverage - Complete Season 1 [DVD] [2008
] and you can get this then you are in for a treat.