On the menu for today’s Television Thursday for the letter W is the show White Collar. It is one of those dramedies that USA does so well and lives up to their slogan of “Characters Welcome.” Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) is a con man/art thief/forger who is caught by FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) and agrees to use his expertise to catch other criminals in exchange for limited freedom. It is mostly a light show with lots of fun moments, but it delves into some pretty angsty stuff on occasion, too, so it’s a good mix.
I could tell you about the slick plans Neal comes up with to help the team catch the criminal of the week. I could tell you about the quirky and witty criminal sidekick Mozzie. I could tell you about the refreshingly angst-free and supportive marriage Peter has with his wife (Tiffani Thiessen from Saved by the Bell, y’all!). I could tell you about Jones and Diana, the other two members of the FBI team who always turn their small screen time into entertaining moments. I could also tell you about the epic bromance between Neal and Peter – two men who genuinely respect and care for each other, but often find themselves on opposite sides of the line. But I think I’ll let this do all the talking:
Seriously, I don’t think there’s a better looking man on television (although Jensen Ackles runs a close second). He’s almost too beautiful to be believed. I look into those blue eyes and I just… wait, I’m sorry, where was I? Oh, and he’s really a fantastic actor, too. Matt and Tim both give their characters a lot more depth than the writing warrants. The show has taken some missteps this past season, but these two guys always keep me watching. Especially, Matt. I mean, look at that face – how can you not watch his show?
Do you watch White Collar? Would you want to be part of one of Neal’s cons? How Wonderful is Molly with her W?