Thursday, June 3, 2010

Burn Notice/Royal Pains

USA is the cable network that knows good shows. It started with "Monk" back in 2002. Over the last 8 years they've built a network that should be respected by all, including those "big networks."

Tonight USA has not one, but two season premiers that you should watch. "Burn Notice" at 9/8c, and "Royal Pains" at 10/9c.

"Burn Notice" starts its' fourth season tonight, and from what I've heard it's getting better and better. Jeffrey Donovan plays Michael Weston, a spy who was given a burn notice (basically kicked out of the spy business), dropped off in Miami, and now is trying to figure out the who & why of the burn. It's the mystery of the show that is always in the background. But that's not the reason you should watch... the characters draw in the viewers. There is a special case each week that Michael works with his pals Fiona & Sam (played by Gabrielle Anwar and Bruce Campbell, respectively) that truly shows the characters at their best. The dynamic between the three is fun and interesting. Season four should be filled with more fun characters (I hear Burt Reynolds is set to appear), and more spy-intrigue. I urge you to check it out!

After "Burn Notice" stick around for "Royal Pains," kicking off its' sophomore season tonight. Here's the premise: brothers Hank (Mark Feuerstein) and Evan (Paulo Costanzo) set-up an on-call doctor agency in the Hamptons. It's basically a medical concierge business with Hank as the doctor and Evan as the money man. Problem is, there's no more money. Last season ended with Evan admitting to his brother that he had given all their money to their father, Eddie. Season 2 picks up right where we left off, with the brothers dealing with money issues, paternal issues, and medical issues. Henry Winkler is playing Eddie, so there's another reason to tune in!

Spy Games and Medical Mysteries... what more do you need from a network that is bringing it's A-Game! For a special treat, check out this video of USA stars rapping... holla'!!

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