Burn Notice Returns!

All right, I admit it:  I am an unabashed fan of Jeffrey Donovan, Bruce Campbell, Gabrielle Anwar, Sharon Gless, and, now, Coby Bell.  What, you say?  You mean you've missed Burn Notice  these several seasons?

I'm so sorry!

Anyway, Burn Notice is  a destination show for me.  I love the writing, the interplay among the leads, and Miami just looks divine–lucky you if you live there, I reckon.  A friend and I got to see Jeffrey Donovan in a live theatre performance here in Chicago, one of those farces much like Noises Off, where doors open, shut, characters zip on and off the stage with dizzying rapidity and everything depends on timing and physical comedy.

Very fast-paced, and so funny that my cheeks hurt from laughing, but what was so fascinating was seeing how terrific Donovan was in an all-comedy role and how adept he is at the physicality of that kind of play.  I don't know how many of his Burn Notice stunts are performed by stuntment, but I swear he has the ability to do an awful lot of them himself, I'd think, based on what I saw him do live.

But with Burn Notice, the plot's not really the draw–just these fabulous characters and how they relate to each other.  Me?  I lovelovelove the show.  If you haven't seen it, now's your chance to catch up.  I don't think you'll be sorry.

And if you have seen it, what's your take?

2 Responses to Burn Notice Returns!

  1. Margaret says:

    I love that show, as well. And Lindsay is right – it’s the interplay between the characters and the subtleties of their relationships that make the show so fascinating. And the plots are always intriguing – great writing. Burn Notice is a can’t mis show for me, too.

    • Lindsay says:

      Margaret, you’re so right about the writing on Burn Notice and the characters. They do a subtle job w/o hitting you over the head.

      And, let’s be honest: Bruce Campbell, Jeffrey Donovan, and Coby are mighty fine!

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