Monday, June 15, 2009

What I'm Watching: Burn Notice

Burn Notice: Season 3, Episode 2 “Question and Answer” (B+)

After seeing the preview for this week’s episode, I began to worry for two reasons. The first is that the introduction of a new femme fatale boss in Michael’s life, played by Moon Bloodgood, seemed just a bit reminiscent of his dearly departed puppeteer Carla. The second is that I’ve seen Bloodgood’s acting on “Daybreak,” and it was about as good as the show itself (not at all). Luckily, both panic attacks seem to have been for naught. Bloodgood’s character is a cop who is playing generally by the book to get on top of Michael’s criminal activities, and her acting isn’t bad either. I look forward to seeing more of her and wondering whether Michael actually outsmarts her or if she switches sides (sort of) and ends up helping him along in his quest to regain his old job. This week’s case wasn’t terribly complicated, but I did enjoy the “reverse interrogation” since Bruce Campbell is a whole lot of fun and Jeffrey Donovan’s always funniest when he’s trying to act scared and sarcastic at the same time. This is only the second installment of the season, and already the show is primed and ready for a new direction (operate while the law is watching closely) with the same great stars as always ready to contribute their respective strengths.

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