Burn Notice: Breaking and Entering (season premiere)
(S02E01) Man, it's been a long time since last season. I remembered very little of what they showed in the recap and after being reminded, I was hungry for the new season.
It occurs to me as I'm watching this episode that Michael Westen is a less philanthropic MacGyver. He knows a lot of tricks that will help you in sticky situations but he's smart enough to keep most of them to himself. I, personally, have never had to run from the police but if I ever do, I now know the best way to stop the airbags from going off.
Seeing Bruce Campbell in that tiny shirt made me laugh so much that I am convinced there should be more of him on TV. In a world where every young comedian is given his own sitcom, a show starring Bruce Campbell as a single dad would be a welcome change.
At the risk of overstating it, watching Gabrielle Anwar shoot at Jeffrey Donovan from the moving car may have been the coolest scene I've seen on TV in the past ten years. Not only was it a great twist on something that's been done a million times but there is something about seeing a beautiful woman hanging out of a car window and firing a gun that really, shall we say, gets my attention.
After watching Sharon Gless play a total psycho on Nip/Tuck it's nice to see her in a role that's a little more fun. Gless is a perfect example of how the supporting cast is so important to this show. Jeffrey Donovan is certainly the star but without his three cast members, the show would be nothing.
Personally, I hope the relationship between Michael and Carla lasts throughout the season. It's nice to see him trying to serve a new master while still trying to serve himself. It kind of reminds me of the later seasons of The A Team when Hannibal and the boys were exonerated and had to take orders from Robert Vaughn.
I don't know what it is about listening to Michael describe the best way to do something illicit or illegal but I find it fascinating. I think it has something to do with the fact that he takes the mundane facts behind things like architecture and automotive design and uses them to show me how to be a badass.
Just when I think the show can't get any cooler, Michael pulls out what can only be described as a BFG (Big F-ing Gun). I know next to nothing about weapons but I'd like to believe that if a gun like that does exist, it's extremely hard to get your hands on.
I loved the last scene between Fi and Michael. All last season, I had a hard time believing that Fiona's feelings for Michael weren't mutual and now it's not only clear how he feels about her but also why their relationship is so twisted.