White Collar Wackiness

Molly with the letter WOn 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:

Matt Bomer on White Collar DVD cover

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?

Comments

Valued Visitor's picture

We don't get that one over in the UK as far as I know, I don't watch a lot of TV but occasionally a series will come along and pique my interest.

Its no different from reading though - you have got to want to follow the character through their journey.
Good post.

Jocelyn Rish's picture

If it comes across the pond, you should definitely give it a try.

Ophelia London's picture

I don't watch White Collar, but I've heard it's really great. In fact, so many people have suggested to me that I check it out, I might have to. Soon. That's how I got into Castle. I have the best friends, they're always on the lookout for good TV shows for me. :)

Jocelyn Rish's picture

The first season is especially good, so I recommend trying a few episodes to see what you think.

Sheenah Freitas's picture

LOVE White Collar. And did you know that Matt Bomer can sing too? Totally not fair. He was on Glee recently and did this epic rendition of "Somebody That I Used to Know" with Darren Criss. I pretty much swoon every time I hear it.

Jocelyn Rish's picture

Matt was fantastic on Glee!  I had STIUTK on repeat for DAYS!

Jocelyn Rish's picture

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