The ‘Burn Notice’ summer finale provides us with yet another ‘new’ bad guy, just as Michael and company think they’ve gotten Nate’s killer. Surprise! But haven’t we seen this all before?
The first results of NBC’s Olympic promotion are in, and they’re not encouraging. Over on cable, the news was much better for TNT with their big series finale for ‘The Closer’, and premiere of ‘Major Crimes’.
The Olympics continued to dominate all of television, moving into position to pass the Beijing games as the most watched TV event in US history. On cable, ‘Dallas’ wrapped season one on a good note.
The London Olympic Games took over all of television last week. The networks largely went with the run and hide philosophy. The shows that did brave the games met with varied success, and failure.
‘Burn Notice’ follows up Nate’s death with a surprisingly normal episode. It’s great to see Michael and Fi back together, and the Sam and Jesse subplot was fun, but it’s pretty much business as usual.
If there’s one thing we all have learned by this point… people, in the general, do like a good opening ceremony. As expected, the ‘Olympic Games’ got off to a great start for NBC. Over on cable, the starts weren’t quite as good for ‘Warehouse 13′ and ‘Alphas’.
In a shocking turn of events, “Burn Notice” kills off a character we all know (but probably didn’t love) this week. Will Michael be able to forgive himself for letting someone close to him die?