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Review: Burn Notice: Pilot

Season 1 / Episode 1 / Pilot
"A smooth introduction and things can only get better."
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A seemly popular technique in the television world is first-person narratives. In the foot steps of Veronica Mars & Dexter we have a burned undercover agent Michael Westen giving us an insight into his world, by talking to us directly. It takes a special kind of character to pull off such direct viewer contact, but when done correctly it works very efficiently at connecting your audience and giving them an insight to the characters mind.

Burn Notice is almost like an adult version of Veronica Mars, but Veronica is now a man with guns and a revoked licence to kill. In a similar way Michael talks to us through the episode, cracking jokes and making points faster than other methods of story telling can.

The humour is a little dry in places, more of a pointing out the obvious and stating "that's funny." But the show has promise and can only improve, once the storyline gathers a little momentum.


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