Burn Notice [USA Network, Thursday, 10/9C] creator Matt Nix cranks things up for the series’ mid-season premiere with Michael’s CIA security clearance, a powerful – and selective – computer virus and a kidnapping. And that’s just for starters!
Fans who can’t get enough of their favorite spy and the accompanying colorful cast of characters, now have another diversion to devote time to. USA Network, in partnership with DC Comics, announced its first series of interactive multiplatform comics with a series created to bridge the storylines between seasons four and five of BURN NOTICE. The comic, entitled “A New Day” and written by the creative team behind the show, including series creator Matt Nix, goes beyond the two-dimensional traditional comic by offering enhanced user experiences including interactive games, hidden ciphers, artwork peelaways and more. Chapter one went live in tandem with the fifth season premiere of BURN NOTICE last Thursday, June 23. Having garnered over 100,000 page views since it launched, “A New Day” is available on www.usanetwork.com, Facebook and as a freestanding iOS and Android App on select devices. The only caveat is that your browser must be updated to the absolute latest in order to view it. The nine pages of storyboard of each chapter read very quickly providing straight-forward info, but the interactive bits provide for some interesting and fun diversions.
For three seasons, Burn Notice’s Michael Westen has sought the person[s] responsible for his being burned and stuck in the last place he ever wanted to be – Miami. Now a menacingly charming, bullet-headed black guy with a booming voice and ten thousand dollar suits has offered to help him do just that – if Westen does a few ‘errands’ for him.
With season four of Burn Notice being released next week – and season five only a couple of weeks away – I thought it would be fun to look back at the fourth season’s best moments [and episodes].
It was an eventful season for burnt spy Michael Westen [Jeffrey Donovan]: he found himself semi-willingly working with the people who burned him – and their slick, politely nasty representative, Vaughn [Robert Wisdom] – to take care of some problems that could have caused the country a great deal of bother. Along the way, he, his friends – ex-IRA demolitions/weapons expert Fiona [Gabrielle Anwar], former Navy SEAL, Sam Axe [Bruce Campbell] and Jesse [Coby Bell], a counterintelligence agent Westen accidentally burned – and, on occasion, his feisty, manipulative mom, Madeline [Sharon Gless – who deserved her Emmy nomination] took on lesser [bit no less dangerous] opponents like: a motorcycle gang, a drug syndicate, a flirty assassin and many more.
Following the jump, my five favorite episodes and fifteen moments/reasons that season four was so much fun. Tomorrow: Fifteen Reasons To enjoy White Collar Season Two.
Despite having what is sometimes referred to as a blue sky filter, the USA Network has a number of programs that really stretch that description. Foremost amongst them is Burn Notice [Thursday, 10/9C]. The series returns this week with Eyes Open, an episode that picks up with Michael Westen [Jeffrey Donovan] in far less than his usual top condition – but there’s a missing bible and a coded list of the persons responsible for burning him and, well, he can’t let a little thing like a hole in his clavicle [his words…] keep him from taking care of business. And then there’s this seemingly unrelated explosion…