A Team got a Burn Notice

The star was wrongfully convicted of crimes not committed. Now being sought by the authorities, the star moved to a popular warm-weather climate to survive as soldier of fortune.

The conceit of the show is people in need of assistance track down the hero who puts together a plan to save them.

This plan invariably A) requires assembling advanced technological constructs from commonly found cast-off materials, B) fails, and C) finally comes through in an altered form with the technical innovation providing a starring role.

They repeatedly and deliberately refuse to kill anyone. People are occasionally killed, though never by the heroes.

Typically, the star then turns down or returns most if not all the money tendered leaving you wondering how they actually make their living.

Fans of the A-Team recognize this description. A high-octane, cheesy, badly acted comedy-action-adventure series in the 80s, it still resonates with us today as we recall Hannibal Smith's "I love it when a plan comes together" tag line, the cheese of Murdock and of course the attitude of jewelry salesman B.A. Baracus.

Fans of Burn Notice recognize it as well.

Which makes me wonder; both shows are so similar, do they have the same producers/developers/writers?

For anyone nostalgic for the 80s by seeking an upgrade I suggest watching it.

Because when you are a pop culture critic, you...


Riot Kitty said...

Heh heh! I will suggest my friend Mike D, pop culture junkie, check it out.

Holland said...

Smells like a Mcgyver to me...