The basic scenario for Burn Notice is probably familiar to most people by now. Michael Westen was a spy, but he has had a burn notice served on him, so is no longer welcome in the intelligence community. He is now holed up in Miami, where along with a trigger happy ex-girlfriend and Bruce Campbell as, well Bruce Campbell hamming it up a bit, he routinely seeks to investigate or resolve issues from his life as a spy, while helping out people with problems that might require a former spy, who is not averse to blowing things up, or Rockford style cons.
The box set comes in a standard size case, on four disks, with photos of the four leads. The previously fraught relations between the characters have now settled down, and there seems a real warmth and friendship between them.
This is the third season, and not much has changed. I'm not sure whether that means the series is hitting its stride, or starting to falter. It does remain one of the best character driven comedy thrillers on the box. The settings are well used, the plots still seem fresh and there is not a dull episode in the box. Having said all that, the first half of the box set is consistently fair to middling, things do move up a gear in the second half of the box set. There is not the same narrative arc, or compelling sense of jeopardy across the whole series that there was before, and for box set viewers it is the overall series arc that really makes the difference.
There are some choice cameos, Danny Trejo and the other one from Cagney and Lacey, and some useful re-appearances from earlier characters. There is also a little minor tinkering with the cinematography, but basically this is business as usual.
I cannot think of a current TV series that I am enjoying more than this one, but this is not as strong as the two previous series.