Wednesday, August 05, 2009

bienvenidos a miami

if you are not already watching burn notice, tune in for the summer finale thursday night at 9pm, 8 central. seriously, do yourself a favor and become a fan of this show. at our house, we started watching it because we thought it looked like a show that would be easy to make fun of. and it does have plenty of ridiculous moments, but it also has plenty of moments of pure entertainment value. each week as thomas and i watch it, i try and convince him of how we can make halloween costumes for ourselves of each of the characters. and if i want to portray something for halloween, you know it is hot stuff.

character breakdown:
fiona glenanne- ex-girlfriend of michael weston. she is part-time un-licensed bounty hunter, full time high-heel shoe wearer. fiona has a history of hijacking weapons for gun smugglers. she includes as her hobbies building bombs and blowing things up. she finds it neccesary to wear booty shorts and halter tops at all times.

actress gabrielle anwar portrays fiona. you may remember her from wild hearts can be broken(one of the best movies of all time) and a few choice sci-fi channel and lifetime movies.
5 degrees of separation- 1. gabrielle anwar portrayed sonora webster in wild hearts. 2.sonora webster was born in waycross, georgia. 3. thomas is the king of waycross, georgia. 4.thomas is married to me. 5. that makes me famous

madeline westen- chain-smoking den mother of the burn notice crew, real(fake) mother of michael westen.
in short. awesome character. maddie is always a treat when she gets to be included in the job. i for one, am so glad that they fixed her hair from season one. i want to buy an obnoxious amount of hoop earrings and pashmina scarves because of her. when are she and sam axe going to hook it up? for real?

michael westen- "burned" former spy who loves to wear pastels, especially pink. he apparently likes to live on the edge and he can't just take a job at mcdonald's. or at least if he wants to use his technical skillz, he should apply at geek squad. he lives above a night club, which is a running theme in the show.
michael has single handedly brought back the suit and i applaud him for it. not since miami vice has a suit been so cool and yet so attainable. and yogurt. one can never get enough active cultures. a small tub a of yogurt is the perfect accessory to the suit.
hopefully his spy skillz will help him beat his recent glaringly guilty DUI charges.

and my personal fave-
SAM AXE!!! this show would just be a modern macgyver without sam axe. i love this guy. he is what keeps the show funny and fresh. i want to name something sam axe just so that i get to say it everyday. "go answer the sam axe front door." "where the heck are my sam axe car keys". or perhaps make it my new expletive. "would you stop wearing your sam axe shoes on the sam axe carpet?"
sam is a former navy seal and he likes to bring that fact up in every conversation. he also seems to be a magnet for rich single women who like to loan him expensive cars. he mentions in EVERY episode some "buddy" that has loaned him something and has provided some crucial informations. my favorite sam axe quality(besides the floral shirts and linen pants and loafers. and gold chains. can't forget about the gold chains.) is his use of the pseudonym of chuck finley. whenever sam axe needs a cover, it will be chuck finley.

who is chuck finley? only a former california angel who was married to tawney kitaen, she of whitesnake music video fame. ms. kitaen was the playboy model who dated david coverdale, lead singer of whitesnake and she displayed a talent for doing the splits and other gymnastical feats on the hoods of cars. so it makes perfect sense for sam axe to use chuck finley as his alias.

"if the devil had a name it would be chuck finley" -sam axe

things that i have learned from burn notice:
-your phone can be turned into a tracking device/bomb/computer hard drive stealer/hand to hand combat weapon at any moment.
-once your phone has called a tapped phone line, all your phonecalls can now be tapped too.
-C2 is used to make explosives and it looks like a block of lard.
-pretending to be drunk or uneducated can get you access to a lot of places.
-if you are looking for a turncoat spy/informant/drugdealer/con artist/money launderer/ illegal modeling-sex slave business, try a night club.
-miami is crawling with former spies, arms dealers, and hit men from former soviet bloc countries.
-miami is secret spy world headquarters.
in short. watch this show. and rent seasons 1 and 2. today.


Carie said...

Love burn notice. Am currently about 5 shows behind on dvr, so will not be watching the finale tonight per se, but will be watching it at some point in the future.

I really don't want Sam to hook up with Mike's mom. That would be super creepy.

Thomas said...

I agree with the care bear. Same and Mike's mom should under no circumstances have anything but platonic feelings for one another. (Plus, it would undermine my theory that Sam burned Michael).

Paula said...

I just got into Burn Notice this summer (Logan was already a fan) and I really do like it. I have been playing catch up recently and am pumped for the finale tonight.

I totally agree that Sam is awesome. I love his little quips here and there. Fi cracks me up because she is as big as a pencil and when she goes to shoot or blow someone up she is wearing at least 3 inch heels.

Sam burned Michael? Does Sam have that much power to burn someone?

Rachel said...

"I am an actress! Not a circus performer! I am going to New York City. Next time you see me I am going to be a big star! And you will still be shoveling manure! "

I Love Love that Movie. I used to dream that I would run away and be just like Sonora. I am sure that's my shout out! Thanks Heidi! And I am back to considering coming home soon for a visit soon.

Nicole said...

You KNOW I love this post!!!!! It was an awesome post too! So informative and so right on!!! ANd one thing you forgot was that tawny was also famous for her "ariel" shot too in the whitesnake video..... check into that! ;) haha!