In total, there were seven seasons of the show, and 111 episodes. Each episode is about 45 minutes-1 hour, so it is another great show to watch if you have a lot of time on your hands. I really enjoyed the show because it is not like your typical crime/detective show; since this was produced by USA Network, I think the show creators had more leeway to experiment compared to shows on CBS/ABC/NBC. This helps to make it feel more unpredictable and dramatic, almost like an HBO show.
The show is about a spy named Michael Westen, played by Jeffrey Donovan, who has been “burned”. Basically, this means that he has been fired as a spy, and it likely has something to do with someone he knows outing him. Throughout the show, Westen tries to find out who burned him, and what exactly the reason is.
While Westen trying to find out who burned him is the overarching plot throughout the show, there are also individual cases in most of the episodes; Westen often helps out people in need whenever he can, while also trying to figure out his own personal life. The balance between the two is always really interesting and dynamic, and the show does a great job of blending them together.
I would say that this show is up there with White Collar as two of my favorite shows of all time. They were both on USA, but I think this just means I enjoy the style of the USA shows. If you enjoyed watching White Collar, I would 100% watch Burn Notice if you haven’t already. If you haven’t seen either show, get watching!
Burn Notice Recommendation Rating: 3
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for