Burn Notice: The Complete Series on DVD Review

Burn Notice: The Complete Series

Reviewed By: Kathryn Darden on February 25, 2014

Jeffrey Donovan stars as Michael Westen, a secret agent who has been ‘burned’ and who is trying to find out who burned him and salvage his life in the 20th Century Fox DVD set ‘Burn Notice.’

Product Attributes

‘Burn Notice’ lasted for a very healthy seven seasons, which says a lot for the show’s storyline, writing, characters and acting.

Good Points

  • The strong cast includes Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless and Coby Bell
  • Each program is fast-paced and develops a cohesive story that successfully spans seven seasons
  • With a runtime of 240 minutes, the set offers hours of entertainment


20th Century Fox DVD boxed set released in Dec. 2013 with an original retail price of $149.98. It can now be found for much less on Amazon.

Series Description

A Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment DVD set, Jeffrey Donovan stars as Michael Westen In the action-packed seven seasons of’Burn Notice.’ The action series aired on the USA Network from June 2007 to September 2013.

Series Plot

Michael Westen is a secret agent who has been burned (had his identity leaked). Heaving lost his anonymity, his job and the protection and income that job give him, he is on a mission to find out who burned him and salvage his life. Being burned means not only was Westen fired, he is now considered an unreliable or dangerous agent.

Living in Miami where his mother Madeline Westen (Sharon Gless) lives, Michael Westen does private eye work for hire and has as sidekicks his former, somewhat unstable girlfriend Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar), friend Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell) and new partner in seasons 4–7–Jesse Porter (Coby Bell). ‘

Series Review

‘Burn Notice’ is a good show. Jeffrey Donovan is an interesting choice for the star. He would not have been my choice for leading man, but his portrayal of Michael Westen grew on me over fthe first our episodes. Gabrielle Anwar’s character Fiona Glenanne didn’t work as well in the first two seasons but was gradually developed as the series progressed.

Bruce Campbell was pitch perfect as a Weston’s partner, Sam Axe. However, the real scene stealer in ‘Burn Notice’ is Sharon Gless as a crabby, chain-smoking, annoying, headstrong mother whose deep love for her son and regret over the emotional distance between them is fine-tuned to subtle perfection.


‘Burn Notice’ is ‘Miami Vice’ meets ‘MacGyver,’ and it appears to be the best of both worlds. Excitement, drama, chase scenes, and rigging clever devices out of whatever is on hand with the beauty of Miami as a backdrop makes ‘Burn Notice’ a thrill ride.

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