Burn Notice 502

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Burn Notice 502

In the second episode of Season Five episode 2, Michael and Fiona are vacationing in Costa Rice a government training facility. Ouch, not exactly the nicest place to vacation but hey Weston is an unburned spy. I guess that he is so happy being back with the agency his imagination escapes him.

He is called out do a baby sitting job which is note exactly the action Weston was use to seeing but a job is a job in intelligence. And then his friend Jessie needs a little help so Weston takes the more interesting of assignments and deal with the Yakuza mafia trafficking of female sex slaves.

Weston’s Mother is called in to play a friendly in an interrogation and it is revealed the Weston was brought up in an abusive household.

All while Fiona is ready to take their relationship to the next step buying and apartment together. As always Weston and crew including his senior citizen Mom save the day but I am touched by the writing. Sharon Gleeson is absolutely wonderful!!!


Review

The writers on this show have evolved the character and the actor Jeffery Donovan is superb in this role. Weston acknowledges he isn’t normal and his way of doing this is rather unique but he accepts that and finally accepts that his girl friend Fiona is the person for him. What started out as a true comedy has turned into something more dear for the viewers as for the first time Michael Weston is vulnerable and three dimensional. His love for the government isn’t diminished but he seems to understand that there is life outside government work for the first time in his life and that running from his past only leads to more misery.

This show has evolved. The characters are more loveable and three dimensional. I would not be surprised at all if this show makes it well pasted the five year mark and into the hearts, minds of all television shows while making it to syndication. And while I was less impressed with actual bad guy versus good guy propaganda, I was very interested in a television show that shows the strengths and weaknesses of a member of the intelligence community. And the writer's haven't written the show off a cliff but have managed to make Micheal Weston's Characer and entourage more endearing and human.

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PETER LUMETTA 5 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

Hi JT, I find your review of the TV show interesting. I do not watch TV much here in Bangkok since it is almost 90% Thai or Chinese and I can't afford cable. Sounds like a good show. I will be curious to see if I have access to a cable station if I would watch it as much as I used to. I am a 24hr news junkie. It was always on whether I was watching or not, I just had it on as backround sound. Good review, Peter


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

This is the very best and my favorite show on TV! Yes they have taken it up a notch and it could draw in more viewers. I agree that JD is simply fabulous.

I enjoyed this very much.


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suejanet 5 years ago

I agree, it's a good show.


Jt Walters 5 years ago

Hi Peter,

No need for cable. Here is a link. You can watch these episodes from Thailand. I bet you will be the first Thailand viewer.

http://www.usanetwork.com/series/burnnotice/video/...

Thanks for the review. I appreciate it. Burn Notice is a lot of fun and you might enjoy it.

Thanks for the comment.

All My Best,

Jt


Jt walters 5 years ago

Hello Renold Jay,

What is shocking is that JD is fabulous and the boy can act. He is really pulling off this characters tranformation from being lost to being in love. What was a satire with very two dimensional charcters has just taken off this season.

Thank you for reading. I know this hub seems shallow to some of my more provacative writings. But Burn Notice is great fun and has improved significantly.

It goes to show you it is never too late for a tv series to turn it all around.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

All My Best,

JT


Jt walters 5 years ago

Hi SueJanet,

You are so right. I just wonder where the writer's will turn the plot next. I think this one is headed for syndication!!


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

My favorite TV shows are CSI Miami and Burn Notice. I've been waiting for months for Burn Notice. I've seen JD in various movies and he has the role of a lifetime here with this show. The supporting cast is also over the top with Bruce Campbell ( unbelievable superstar!) Sharon, and Gabrielle. JD can act bigtime and as I think about it, he could pull off Watchdogg. I have a hub where Cogerson has picked Christian Bale for the part, but I know that JD could do it as well. In that Bale has a legendary temperament makes one wonder too.

http://hubpages.com/entertainment/Hogersons-actor-...


jt walters 5 years ago

Thanks for the heads up I will have ot check it out. I appreciate the link ot it. You are well published it might take me a while to find it in all of your publications.

For the South Korean Tony Blair oil deal. Yes, life is truly stranger than fiction.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1259030/To...

I got the story off the Egyptian google. I read papers from all over the world. I believe you at do the same through University of Michigan.

All My Best,

JT


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PETER LUMETTA 5 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

Hi JT, just tried your link and got to the website but the videos are "not available to your area", so no burn notice for me. Thanks. Peter


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Craig Suits 5 years ago from Florida

Hiya JT and Peter...

Don't know much about Burn Notice so I can only comment on your review which is well dome.

Pete, I spent 2 years in Tokyo so I know your dilemma. See if you can get to Hulu.Com from where you are on your puter. The standard version is free and you can watch tons of TV series going back as far as the fifties.

If you can, search Starhunter 2300. I don't know where I was but I never heard of this 2 years series before which turned out to be even better than Star Trek. I already watched all 20 or so full length tv shows.


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PETER LUMETTA 5 years ago from KENAI, ALAKSA

Thanks Craig, I'm in Bangkok and don't get much TV thanks for the tip. Peter

Hi JT!


jt walters 5 years ago

Hi Craig and Peter,

Sorry the link isn't available Peter. I would think it would be available because of world trade but I believe you. I have recommended Hulu to other people and I am considering cutting my cable bill and doing hulu here. Thanks for reading and responding.

All My Best,

JT


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

What? You teach Special ed too? I want your comment on the rest of the Razzle Dazzle story! You will feel much better--I guarentee it!

http://hubpages.com/literature/Razzle-Dazzle-Part-...

I'll have a Burn Notice article up in the middle of the week with a link to your HUB.


Jt Walters 5 years ago

Hey RJ,

Actually I as a a special educator. I was really effective and was working on my PHD when I had my son. I ended my special education career as a college professor. I thought it was obvious from my home schooling piece. Your average home schooler doesn't know error anaysis nor do they usually make blanketed statements about our national education policy need to move to an error analysis model.

I enjoy your writing and I look forward to our Burn Notice article when it is up I will relink back to you.

Hey did you check out the link to South Korea receiving funds from Tony Blair. I always write my artilce with citations even though I don't necesarily post my citations. I guess I believ you have to have citations to publish anything. I got into this habit in college and just never let it go. So as far out as some of the things I write may seem I will always have a source. The day I don't is the day I hang it up on the hubpages. I might need to learn to spell and would benefit greatly from an editor, I always try to bring substantive nes to the reader even if it is only a good review for Burn Notice or True Blood. I have other artilces that are mire substantive but I think HP should be fun as well.

I'll check it out and let me know if you actually saw the article about Tony Blair awarding then energy contracts to South Korea. I tried to buy stock in the energy company before the deal went down but it is a nationalized energy company and one that is for the people of South Korea.

I'll check it out.

JT


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

OK--My Burn Notice Hub is for beginners and your is for those that have been following it...Link is in place--


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

But I love your format so much better. Ii wish my Hubs were as professional looking...placing link in this article now. It is why I am online tonight.

JT


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

I think both Hubs compliment each other.

JT


pandora bracelets 5 years ago

I spent 2 years in Tokyo so I know your dilemma. See if you can get to Hulu.Com from where you are on your puter. The standard version is free and you can watch tons of TV series going back as far as the fifties.


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Yes we can use Hulu here as well. It saves a great deal of money and it is international.

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