White Collar: Seasons 1 & 2
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In this clever and thrilling new TV series, charming con man Neal Caffey (Matthew Bomer), escapes from a maximum-security prison, only to be recaptured by his nemesis, FBI Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay). With few options, Caffey agrees to help the bureau bring down other elusive criminals in exchange for his eventual freedom. But before long, Caffey finds himself playing a game of cat and mouse with those who want him back in prison or dead. Co-starring Tiffani Thiessen (Beverly Hills, 90210), White Collar is sewn with surprising twists, engaging characters and riveting excitement.
Compelling characters and intricate plot twists make this riveting crime drama one of television’s slickest, sexiest shows! Matt Bomer returns as sophisticated conman Neal Caffrey, who teams up with FBI Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) to investigate an intriguing array of crimes ranging from extortion to murder. Now, reeling from the death of his girlfriend, Neal struggles to unlock the secret behind a mysterious music box and find Kate’s killer, even as his partnership with Peter begins to crumble. Featuring exclusive extras, including a character spotlight on Mozzie and behind-the-scenes with Matt Bomer, White Collar Season Two is not to be missed!
Review for Season One
The USA Network's White Collar adds charm and sex appeal to high-end crime prevention. In the pilot, con man Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer, easy on the eyes) escapes from prison four months before his release. FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay, having more fun than he did on HBO's Carnivále) tracks him down and works out a deal: to avoid more time, Caffrey will serve as his consultant. If he splits the scene, he'll get life. Though trust remains an issue, the men have a likable rapport, a big key to the show's success. Neal finds lodgings when he hits it off with wealthy widow June (the ever-classy Diahann Carroll), who sets him up with her loft and her husband's duds (including a fedora). While Caffrey's girlfriend, Kate, has gone missing, Burke has been married to Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen), an event planner, for a decade. Though Agent Fowler (Noah Emmerich) does his best to trip him up, Caffrey searches for Kate when he isn't working on cases involving theft, fraud, forgery, and insider trading with Burke, Hughes (James Rebhorn), and Jones (ER's Sharif Atkins). Off the books, he receives assistance from his impish pal, Mozzie (Sex and the City's Willie Garson, whose Bruce Willis impression is a highlight).
If White Collar is more upbeat than most procedurals, some details don't add up, like when a TV producer conducts an impromptu interview with a stranger who drops by the studio unannounced--Caffrey also reproduces a masterwork in a matter of hours--but the clever twists compensate for the occasional leaps of faith. As with Law & Order, the show also serves as a love letter to Manhattan. First-season extras include deleted scenes, featurettes, and commentary from the cast and creator Jeff Eastin, who's come a long way since Shasta McNasty. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Review for Season Two
White Collar cleverly fuses the delicate thrills of the heist genre (where everything has to go just right) with the dogged pursuit of the police procedural (where the police dig until the criminals do something wrong). The ridiculously good-looking Matt Bomer stars as reformed (well, maybe) con artist Neal Caffrey, who works for the FBI under the guidance/control of strait-laced agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay). This odd-couple pair investigate con games, bank robberies, jewel smuggling, political corruption, counterfeiting, corporate skullduggery, and much more, often featuring sneaky undercover activity. The first season ended with Neal's girlfriend getting blown up in an airplane; the thread through the second season follows Neal's investigation of that explosion--along with the mysterious music box, which Neal's partner-in-crime Mozzie (Willie Garson, still best known as Carrie's best pal Sanford from Sex and the City) finally deciphers. At the season's end, an old mentor of Neal's emerges from the shadows, pulling an amazing treasure up from the depths… a treasure that Neal may not be able to resist.
Bomer and DeKay have a nice rapport, and the supporting cast members (including Tiffani Thiessen as Burke's sensible wife, Marsha Thomason and Sharif Atkins as FBI agents, Diahann Carroll as Neal's landlady, and Hilarie Burton, an insurance investigator who becomes a new love interest for Neal) play their parts with a light touch. White Collar is a sprightly show; even its more dramatic scenes are played more for plot momentum than real drama. But, much like with the rogue covert agent show Burn Notice, that lightness is part of the charm. Think of it as the snack cracker of television; nothing you want to see all the time, but when you get a taste, it's hard not to empty the box. --Bret Fetzer
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Even with the quirks of the DVD, I love this show, it's sophisticated, interesting, and has characters that you really care about it. I have watched both seasons again on DVD and like them both just as much the second time. Great show and a great buy on the DVDs!
For the content of the shows, that's a matter of personal taste that should be left up to the viewer: I'm a fan, but that's a personal taste.
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