Saturday, August 24, 2013

I'm glad this is the last season of Burn Notice because, man, this is no longer the show I've loved since the pilot episode. When I learned that the now-current seventh season would be Burn Notice's last, I was not glad but relieved. The show was still good, but over the years it had lost a step. All good things come to an end, & it was time; Burn Notice hadn't yet overstayed its welcome & it could end on a high note. When Burn Notice finally ends in just two episodes I'm be more glad than relieved. This season hasn't been Burn Notice, not really. The creators—the writers, producers, & actors—they're trying to do something different, trying to conclude Michael Westen's story, but it's just not working. This just doesn't feel like Burn Notice. This isn't the send-off the television show I've loved for the last six years deserves, but in the immortal words of Mr. Skeeter, Esq., "Your Honor, it is what it is." By this point, I just want it to be over.

The Rebel Black Dot State Song of the Day
John Linnell, "Mississippi" from State Songs, Vol. 1 (T.L.A.M.)

Commentary: "Mississippi" is instrumental, without so much as an utterance of the word Mississippi. That is a crying shame, because Mississippi, as a word, is fun to say, fun to see, & tons of fun to spell. M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I.

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