What happens when you take MacGyver and make him a international spy?
You get Burn Notice.
Jeffrey Donovan plays Michael Westen who is a covert operative that is "burned", an unreliable or dangerous agent, and is on a mission to find out who and why he was "burned".
He is placed in Miami and the only people talking to him is a ex-girlfriend Fiona, played by Gabrielle Anwar, former Navy SEAL and agent Sam, played by the legend Bruce Campbell, and his mother. Most episodes consist of his friends having friends or people that they meet that need help from loan sharks, mobsters, drug dealers, etc..
The writing on the show is really great adding nice bits of humor to the drama of the situation. Like I mentioned it's has bits of MacGyverisms showing some how to "make" items like maltov cocktails, remote surveillance device, bulletproofing something, and other things that never go into detail but are possible.
The acting is also great as Mr. Donovan plays Westen very well giving him a smooth, calm, and charming image.
Mr. Campbell gives Sam that old and a bit cranky but very cool and funny as always.
And while I don't like Ms. Anwar looks in comparison to everyone else she does play a good ex-IRA/gun happy girl.
I don't know why I didn't write this review back at the end of the season but since the new season just started and it reminded me of how great the show is and how it needed to be reviewed.