Best TV Show Shot in Miami (2014)

Burn Notice

There are so many ways to get burned in Miami: by the sun, tacky tourist shops, sketchy drug deals. But what if you're a spy? Just ask Michael Westen. He was one of the best in the business before a mysterious enemy had him burned. In spy terminology, that means he became untouchable — as Westen himself put it at the beginning of every episode of his hit show Burn Notice: "When you're burned, you've got nothing: no cash, no credit, no job history. You're stuck in whatever city they decide to dump you in." Luckily for Westen — and Miamians — he is shunned in the sunniest place imaginable: South Beach. For six years and seven seasons, Burn Notice's star character, played by Jeffrey Donovan, fought to regain his lost life while helping regular Miami joes with their own high-octane problems. It was a playful, action-packed show, sometimes silly but always entertaining. Between Westen's party-life best friend, played by Bruce Campbell, and all the beautiful beach babes, there was something for everyone: romance, action, comedy, heart-warming family moments. And best of all, unlike so many other SoBe imitators, from CSI: Miami to Dexter, the entire series was actually filmed right here in South Florida, based out of the old convention center space near Dinner Key. The hit show, which aired in more than 60 countries, wrapped for good last September. Did Westen ever get his revenge or his life back? You'll just have to tune in to reruns find out.


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