Burn Notice: Season 2 [Blu-ray] [US Import]
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But, meanwhile, he needs to eat, so he continues to take on assignments for people in desperate trouble. There's the woman stalked by a drug dealer, the ex-con being roped back into a life of crime, the man who was lost his life savings to medical scam artists, and the football player being harassed by car thieves. Heck, Michael even gets involved in tracking down a Haitian fugitive.
Fortunately, Michael has the help he needs in the form of ex-FBI agent Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell) and ex-girlfriend Fiona Glenanne (Gabriella Anwar). Then again, those two often bring him clients with simple problems that turn complicated. Not making things any easier is Michael's mother Madeline (Sharon Gless) who insists on family bonding moments at the worst possible times.
As much as I enjoyed season 1 of this show, I got even more hooked on season 2. Everything was stronger. The on going storyline is more than enough to keep anyone coming back from week to week. Carla seems to be one step ahead of Michael the entire way, and I wanted to know what was going on as much as he did. The weekly stories were just as strong. I never saw how Michael and his friends would save the day. And if you want tricky gadgets and plenty of explosions, this is the show for you.Read more ›
The reasons that Burn Notice has proved so popular (picking up 7 million viewers in the US) are on display in Season 2 of the show. Although ostensibly a light drama about spies set in Miami in reality its more like a contemporary and far cooler take on those shows that were popular back in the 80's like MacGyver, the A-Team or Knightrider where a lone hero fights for justice on behalf of the little guy each week. In Burn Notice's case the lone hero is Michael Weston, a former spy who has been given a 'Burn Notice' by his erstwhile employers and banished to enforced retirement in Miami.Read more ›
You will notice that most reviews are for the 'DVD' version. But like say, "Boss" (which has the stunning Kelsey Grammer in Golden Globe winning form) - "Burn Notice" is only on American BLU RAY (in this case 20th Century Fox) and it's REGION A LOCKED. This means that it won't play on our machines unless they chipped to be 'all regions' (which few are). Don't confuse Multi-Region playability for 'DVD' on some BLU RAY players - that won't help.
Unfortunately a lot of truly great TV is like this now - released in the States on BLU RAY and nowhere else ("Boss" with Kelsey Grammer and "Mercy" with Taylor Schilling jump to mind). It appears that if the show has only a 'cult' audience in the UK and beyond - commercially that denies us the goodies and therefore no one will release it. At least we're seeing the stunning "Orange Is The New Black" (Taylor Schilling also) and "Ray Donovan" (Liev Schreiber) with UK release dates on BLU RAY for 2014.
You may love "Burn Notice" but be aware - the 'US' discs won't play on your UK machine. Best perhaps trying to hunt them down on Netflix as an option...
I do not know if it bears any relation to the real worlds of spies or of crime in Miami, Florida, but if you expect documentary realism from this kind of programme then you are taking it too seriously.
Several episodes in this Season feature Tricia Helfer, who was brilliant in Battlestar Galactica - The Mini Series  [DVD]  and its continuations. Here she plays a character with the air of a seductress even if we never actually see her in an erotic situation, who represents a secret organisation probably up to more bad than good. A rather obvious role in which to cast her but still quite enjoyable.
However, I can only give my own personal reaction and while some people clearly love this programme to me it is ultimately not so compelling that I would watch every Season.
If you like this sort of thing I personally prefer another a slightly tongue in cheek action show set in a sub-tropical part of the USA, the modern re-make of Hawaii Five-O - Season 1 [DVD]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have being buying dvd's from Zooverstocks for years and as always this purchase lives up to their quality promise?I would highly recommend purchasing from themPublished 14 months ago by Dave Roche
Have only just come across this series and we absolutely love it. It has everything - suspense, intrigue, humour, danger, sunshine
and a great location. Read more
This is a very good series.
Burn Notice is the story of a C.I.A. spy who gets fired and left without support, he gets a "Burn Notice"
Whilst he tries to find out... Read more
Bought all of Burn Notice to watch the whole series. Have seen some on TV but will watch the whole thing. Enjoyable to watch.Published on 26 Feb. 2015 by jeanmac58