Thursday, December 31, 2009

Burn Notice: Season 3, Cagney and Lacey Reunite

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by the Left Coast Rebel

It used to be that I wouldn't give new(er) shows like USA network's Burn Notice my viewing time as I felt that most tv shows in the vein of the cop/detective/CIA type typically end up in the ratings dumpster and aren't usually worth watching. My wife changed my viewing habits though, (along with many other things that result from marriage) and she introduced me to several great television shows. Burn Notice being at the top, followed by:

Medium - Produced by Kelsey Grammar, great supernatural, thriller, detective show, good family viewing.

Criminal Minds - A great all around police drama.

House - Hospital (drama?), not family friendly.

Burn Notice would be classified as an action/comedy drama show featuring a great cast of different personalities that both complement eachother and themselves. Great plot lines, special effects and never a tough watch either.

The title of the show is a reference to the CIA's issuance of 'burn notices' to discredit or announce the dismissal of an agent. In this theme, the main character of the show, Michael Westen, (played by Jeffrey Dononvan), is on a mission to discover just who 'burned' him and why and to perhaps get his CIA credentials back.

In other words - Open Ended Coolness, explosions, car chases, drug dealers, guns, fights, espionage, thieves, arms dealers, war criminals among many other things. And at the end of the day good people in need of help get helped by Michael and crew, (his buddy Sam played by Bruce Campbell and on and off girlfriend Fiona, played by Gabrielle Anwar).

A funny little aspect to the show as well for those t.v. trivia-holics out there is that Michael Weston's chain-smoking mother in the show, (that appears often), is Sharon Gless: aka Cagney of Cagney and Lacey fame.

Which makes the new season that starts on Januar 21 of this month all the better because both Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless will appear on the show. In other words, a Cagney and Lacy reunion of sorts.Woo-hoo!

Tune in when you need a break from politics....

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