Parent reviews for Burn Notice

Common Sense says

Snide spy cracks jokes and shoots kneecaps.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 20 reviews
Adult Written byKrbbup August 5, 2010

Awesome Show, but Not for Young Teens

My family started watching this show since the first episode and we were hooked instantly!! It is the best out there as far as action/drama is concerned. Michael Weston is a burned spy who has been taken to Miami, Florida where he can be watched. While he tries to figure out who burned him, he takes on small jobs for the locals who find themselves in situations that are over their heads. Michael is also joined by his two friends, mom, brother, and whoever decides to join the gang. The humor is so much fun and the stories are interesting and actioned packed. The only bad things are the fact that Michael's bomb-happy girlfriend is one of his friends and well....that says it all. There are some inappropriate scenes and language. No F words, but there are others as well as blasphemy. There is violence and blood, but Michael tries not to kill anyone. I would recommend this to anyone who is 17 and older. GOD bless<><

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Adult Written bydagodevil December 30, 2009
Great show Lorts of action and good spy stuff. Weston helps people who need help like Robin Hood

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Adult Written byaileronguy April 9, 2008

Better than a lot of what is on TV

...for adults and mature teens. Bimbos in bikinis, a few bed scenes, and occasional violence. BUT overall is not a bad choice, especially when you compare it to MANY others on mainstream TV.
Parent of an infant, infant, 3, and 5 year old Written byMississippiQueen January 7, 2009
Adult Written byreesetcr123 April 9, 2008

loved it

about a spy who gets kick out of cia with no money no place to live no job. has to get help from ex girlfriend ex cia agents being watched by FBI. use his skills to help people who need help the most.
Adult Written bytaterbug14 April 9, 2008

good for adults

good for adults, not so great for kids
Adult Written bychaplainbecky September 15, 2011

Great for Adults - Too violent For Kids

Wouldn't allow my kids to watch it, but fine for adults as the positive message is so strong -- others over self. The main stars try to use violence as little as possible and never kills people themselves -- the bad guys kill ruthlessly. The humor (Michael Weston disguises as numerous characters) helps take away the suspense and makes it different than your normal spy movie.

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Adult Written byoncrzyfml1 April 9, 2008
Parent of a 14 year old Written byCindie500 June 20, 2010

Bad language ruins the show

We loved this show and watched it with tv guardian to filter the language. But our TV Guardian has been missing much of the language lately and we have had to quit watching :(

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Adult Written bySuperChuckles1401 March 4, 2015

Awesome action and intensity

This is a very good show! There can be some pretty intense violence. Michael, Fi, and Sam are GREAT role models! They do break laws occasionally, but it's all for the right reasons.

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Parent of a 11 and 15 year old Written byBlack Genie July 23, 2009
It is Great

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Parent of a 7 year old Written byrachel4missions July 2, 2009

A good show for responsible teens and tweens.

There is a lot of drinking, smoking, bikini-clad women, and some violence and swearing. However, I think it's a good show over all. The characters *do* break some laws (such as stealing cars and setting up explosions), but it's similar to Batman or Spiderman. Vigilantism is illegal, and the superheroes do some damage in the course of their fights. The team rarely ever kills the bad guys, generally preferring to put them in jail or lightly injure them. They often help people in trouble, not unlike Angel. The swearing, violence, and other negatives are pretty tame compared to the majority of spy shows. Fiona is a fun, strong female character with an affinity for explosives. It's just a fun series that I'd rate PG or PG-13 if it were a movie. Mature kids have probably seen worse in their video games or movies.

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Parent of a 13 year old Written byAnnefrank December 13, 2015

Great show

Contains great role models messages and violence. For ages 11+

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Parent of a 11 and 12 year old Written byLaurahall December 13, 2015

This is a great show!

This show has good role models and messages! There isn't much language or drinking, but since this is a spy show there is violence but it really isn't that bad!

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Parent Written byMiLu3.14 January 24, 2018

Not worth your time

There's got to be something better on TV.

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