11 February 2013
TV Time....White Collar
And so a beautiful partnership is formed. The chemistry between DeKay and Bomer is unmistakable, making the audience switch sides between the moral (Peter Burke) and the bending-the-rules side (Neal Caffrey). On more than one occasion during season 1, I found myself either rooting for the child-like conman with a heart or the more practical, right-side of the law adult. Combining the non-stop action with comic writing made the show exciting, thrilling and funny, not just a rip-off of Catch Me If You Can or just another one of the numerous crime shows already out there. The supporting characters are also what make the show-Willie Garson is hilarious as Neal's con-associate/mentor which is where most of the humour comes from. Tiffani Thiessan makes a nice return to TV (I grew up watching her in Saved By The Bell) as Peter's wife, a lovely partnership that breaks all stereotypes in TV. And of course, not forgetting the great Diahann Carroll, Neal's landlady with her own stories to tell.
White Collar is a programme that will constantly leave you wanting more, especially with the cliffhangers (featured in the mid-season and end-of-season finales.) I've watched it with more than one person who all gasp out loud when coming to the end of the episode with a big reveal, all asking me what will happen next. Hopefully, it will continue for a long time to come-I give the show as a whole 4.5 out of 5 ****1/2.