Burn Notice

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Summer heats up with the fifth season premiere of BURN NOTICE starring Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen, a blacklisted spy who finds himself stranded in sun-soaked Miami.
Starring
Jeffrey DonovanGabrielle AnwarCoby Bell
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Company Man
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Although still burned, Michael works alongside his old agency to bring down the people who burned him. Following the trail leads them to the heart of Venezuela.
  2. 2. Bloodlines
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    Michael has to balance his new agency duties and helping a woman recover her cousin, who is one of many being trafficked into the U.S. by the Yakuza. Against Michael's wishes, Madeline becomes a critical component of the plan to find the girls.
  3. 3. Mind Games
    42min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Michael's brother, Nate, returns to Miami and recruits him to help take down a loan shark that's been harassing an old friend's widow. But the loan shark and his boss may be more brutal--and have more motives--than they anticipated.
  4. 4. No Good Deed
    43min
    13+
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    When Barry's brother is framed for a server heist by a ruthless hacker, the team tries to track down her super-computer before it's too late. Guest starring The Big Show.
  5. 5. Square One
    43min
    16+
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    Michael plays a key role in a CIA murder investigation. Meanwhile, the team helps a client who reminds them of Michael--a former army sniper who wants revenge on the men who put his sister in the hospital. Guest starring Matt Lauria.
  6. 6. Enemy of My Enemy
    43min
    16+
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    Michael must help the CIA retrieve a weapon from a violent Serbian mob. As part of the plan, Sam goes undercover with a heroin dealer, but Sam is left hanging when the CIA disagrees with his methods.
  7. 7. Beseiged
    43min
    13+
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    English
    When a woman's ex-husband takes their ailing son to an armed compound, Michael and Sam vow to bring him back to her. But the compound has more firepower than anyone was expecting.
  8. 8. Hard Out
    August 11, 2011
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Michael and Jesse join Agent Pearce for a CIA extraction mission on a Caribbean island, but an army of mercenaries makes it impossible for them to leave. Meanwhile, Fiona does a favor for a powerful ex in order to get information for Michael.
  9. 9. Eye for an Eye
    43min
    13+
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    Fiona and Jesse take a surveillance job for a powerful pharmaceuticals magnate, but there's more to his company than meets the eye. Michael and Sam interrogate a bomb-maker involved in the cover-up of Max's murder.
  10. 10. Army of One
    43min
    13+
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    Michael goes undercover with a group of hijackers in order to assist Jesse with a security job, but he changes the plan when the hijackers take hostages at the airport.
  11. 11. Better Halves
    September 1, 2011
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    In order to extract a dangerous bio-weapons specialist, Michael and Fiona go undercover as a rich, married couple at a South American resort. Back in Miami, Sam and Jesse set traps in hopes of snaring Max's killer.
  12. 12. Dead to Rights
    43min
    16+
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    With all evidence pointing to him, Michael must perform a desperate act in order to clear his name as Max's murderer. And in a bit of bad timing, Larry returns with a job for Michael and he won't take "no" as an answer.
  13. 13. Damned if you Do...
    43min
    13+
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    Michael and Fiona head to Puerto Rico to abduct a financial hacker whose software they need for Anson, but the hacker has some dangerous enemies waiting for him in Miami.
  14. 14. Breaking Point
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When gang warfare claims the life of one of Michael's childhood friends, he teams up with the victim's brother to entrap the gang in a weapons scheme. Guest-starring Jere Burns, Indigo and Andre Holland.
  15. 15. Necessary Evil
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Michael runs point on a CIA rescue mission involving a scientist kidnapped by an African warlord. Meanwhile, Sam and Jesse go undercover as microchip specialists but quickly get in over their heads. Guest-starring Lauren Stamile.
  16. 16. Depth Perception
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    Sam has a surprise reunion with Beatriz, whose newspaper articles have made her the target of a murderous Russian spy. Michael has to trust Anson's profiling ability to track the Russian, and must get to him before he gets to Sam and Beatriz.
  17. 17. Acceptable Loss
    44min
    13+
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    Michael needs Pearce's help to get in touch with a prisoner from his past who has information on Anson.
  18. 18. Fail Safe
    43min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Pearce puts Michael in charge of his biggest CIA mission yet.

Bonus (1)

  1. Bonus: Burn Notice Sneak Peek: Season 5
    June 13, 2011
    2min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Escape the summer heat and download this sneak peek of Burn Notice!

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4.8 out of 5 stars

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Half Man Half DogReviewed in the United States on October 9, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The A-team, Updated.
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Title says it all. If you grew up with The A-team, the original burned spies (Special Forces) who are back on home soil and on the run as do-gooder soldiers of fortune, then this is your show. You get Face and Hannibal as one as Michael Westen; BA Baracus is Sam Axe and let's face it, Murdock is Fi. Or something like that. Each episode has a client, a problem, a clear moral center, explosions and a solution along with a broader more personal story line of finding justice. They both had three great seasons, an okay fourth season then fizzle, but like both shows, I would have watched 10 seasons of each any day.
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Colonel DReviewed in the United States on March 23, 2016
3.0 out of 5 stars
Season 5 not the best of this series
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It pains me to give Season 5 of Burn Notice only 3 stars but that's how it looks to me. The first three seasons were impressive, original, and entertaining. The show runners took a risk bringing in another character with Jesse Porter in Season 4 and upsetting the dynamic of the team but it worked out OK. This season finds Michael with a foot back in the door of the CIA and with a new female agent handler who is pretty annoying. Jesse is no longer working for the feds and has a gig with a private security company that apparently has pretty liberal policies with how employees spend their time. We are also treated to more of Michael's mother Madeline and her getting improbably involved in more of the capers which was already overdone after season 4. My problem with the show is that it's too much with the uber villain who has the goods on Michael and can manipulate him to do their bidding. Burn Notice is at it's best when it's Michael and the team helping a "client" out of a jam. All of the contrived drama with these super villains becomes fatiguing and become a distraction from what made the show great. This go round yet another guy who was part of the cabal that burned Michael comes out of the woodwork and sets up Fiona for blackmail in order to control our hero. Hopefully things improve in the 6th outing but given we end with Fiona surrendering to the Feds and likely going to prison I'm not optimistic.
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Mark Baker - Carstairs ConsidersReviewed in the United States on May 20, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
"I Can't Afford to Pay You Anything...Unless You Accept Free Yogurt." "Deal."
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Some shows stretch their premise and credibility beyond the point of believability, thereby ruining the fun and driving off the audience. For season 5, Burn Notice tweaked the basic story slightly and managed to be even better as a result.

That also means the review will spoil the end of season 4. There’s no way around that.

Season 5 picks up a few months after Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) has gotten back into the good graces of the CIA. While he’s not fully back on active duty, he’s been involved in missions to help take down the organization that burned him. It looks like they’ve got them all, but something doesn’t feel right to Michael. His friends Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell), Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), and Jesse (Coby Bell) tell him to let it go. Even his mom Madeline (Sharon Gless) thinks it’s a chapter he can put behind him.

And then his contact at the CIA is murdered and Michael is being framed for it. Obviously, someone isn’t quite done with him.

Meanwhile, Michael still reluctantly takes on cases to help people who are being threatened by dangerous criminals. Over the course of the season, Michael and his friends take on human traffickers, a loan shark, corporate spies turned hostage takers, and a diplomat dealing in illegal blood diamonds.

Okay, so for the most part this season feels like business as usual. Michael and his friends go up against dangerous criminals and use their spy skills to take them down against overwhelming odds. The little tweak is that now Michael is at least working unofficially with the CIA, something he’s been working for since season 1. Frankly, the story of his burn was becoming so convoluted; it needed a reset and somewhere new to go, so I’m glad they took this step. For the first time in a couple seasons, I was able to follow that ongoing part of the story from week to week and get sucked into the show all over again.

Of course, the “case of the week” aspects of the episodes are as strong as ever. If you just watch to see Michael and the gang take down the nasties they go up against week in and week out, you won’t be disappointed at all. There are still plenty of explosions, gun fights, car chases, and impossible odds – everything that keeps my heart pumping for the run of an episode. Basically, you get an action show each week.

By this point in a series, the actors and writers know the characters, and that’s certainly the case here. While the show is definitely more focused on plot than character, we still get some amazing character moments that remind us why we care about the core characters. And the actors do a great job of bringing those moments and all the others to life.

Season 5 actually consisted of 18 episodes, two more than usual, and all of them are present in this four disc set. Of course, you get them with wide screen picture and full surround sound. In the way of extras, there's an extended episode, gag reel, deleted scenes, and a featurette about the villains of the show including interviews with the actors who played them.

So if you are a fan of Burn Notice, you’ll need season 5 to get the next chapter in Michael’s life. And you’ll enjoy every thrilling second of the journey.
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S. FoxReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2012
3.0 out of 5 stars
Stretching credulity
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I enjoy action stories if they are clever with a semblance of logic. Stories based upon problems created to generate special effects or which postulate a situation that proceeds in a direction not endemic to the character or based upon a faulty premise I believe are the result of lazy writers. Many of the sub-plots are interesting enough to rate the three stars, but the conclusion spoils the whole show for me. This season of Burn Notice had the potential to end the ongoing soap opera plotting of the mysterious and omnipotent overlords preventing Michael from realizing his true calling and bring a fresh set of circumstances to the story, but the writers decided instead to focus on a single entity as the personal antagonist instead of a nebulous group with ties to everything. Frankly, this ending was needless and poorly plotted and with such a weak premise I expect the next season to be as lame. Given the known and assumed history of Michael, a single opponent in easy grasp could have been handled any number of ways such as drugging, legal entrapment, setting another opponent against Anson, or just getting a video confession with various tools, but instead we are left with a weak and unbelievable "hero".

Fiona as a character becomes more developed, while Sam Axe and Jessie become two-dimensional. Again, the stories are tending towards comic book while Michael loses his integrity and the trust of the viewers. If the writers cannot summon any more creativity, they should end the series and start something new.
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Django-bopReviewed in the United States on May 25, 2014
3.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic, but not always in a good way.
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I like the series and have since the start. However, in this season a couple of themes started to develop which is did not like. In an attempt to stick with the formula of essentially wrapping up each episode, the scripts started to get too fantastical and farfetched. The other thing that was troubling this season was that we start to see a dark side to Michael, nothing wrong with that. However, there didn't seem to be much moral weight to it. He does some pretty awful things and the show glossed over some of this. I think it would have been better of these things created more dialog amongst his friends, I think Sam and Jesse would have called Michael out and pushed back more on some things.

As to my comment about the episode formula, I am happy to say they really changed things up for the next season. There is even some mention about Michael having sort of gone off the rails. I certainly think that Season 5 is worth buying. Yet, if you start to think the series is wearing thin, take heart the following season redeems it all!

My rating of 3 stars is relative to the Burn Notice series as a whole, NOT as a comparison to TV in general,
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KMMReviewed in the United States on June 12, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing show!
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First off, I've completely fell in love with Jeffrey Donovan in Burn Notice-- he's fashionable and awesome. His character of Michael Westen is downright awesome and amazing! Hats still off to Sam as he spends most seasons in the background but he is a funny and loveable character.

This season shows a darker side to Michael, more geared towards his CIA days and reconnecting with "old friends". But with the show's major arc (Who burned Michael and why?) inevitably coming to a close, things do get darkest before the dawn. Fiona's character also grew immensly in this season, she is always kick butt and edgy, she shows female strongness and empowerment- she holds her own and I think it's amazing they finally made a character on TV that isn't ditzy- someone who's intelligent and knows how to get the job done, and handle the big artillery. Jesse grew a lot on me this season- before I didn't care much for him as a "burned agent" or his character, but he really stepped it up this season and I grew as a fan of his. Sam Axe is always a favorite, I wish he was able to step more into the light and have a bigger role like in season 1 and 2. This season was thilling, and action packed, this show never lets me down!
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lauraReviewed in the United States on January 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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JBReviewed in the United States on March 11, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best Show On Television!
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I love the show, just plain and simple fun with a cool topic. I like the fact the creators are mixing things up on you all the time. The relationship between the main players is complicated and stressful in the plot but it adds an element of reality that makes the over all picture more endearing. It makes you feel for the players.

Thankfully the writers make the heavier side of the relationship implied and not forcing us to participate like in other shows on television. My children love the show and watch it with me so the heavier side is well within the bounds and obscured enough to not interfere with the plot.

The writers of this show should teach some things to the rest of Hollywood!
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