Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Data Base: White Collar (2009 - 2014)

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 Series Premiere23 October 2009
Series Finale18 December 2014
Genrecomedy, crime, drama
Country of OriginUSA
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes81
Running Time 42 min.
ChannelUSA Network
Developed byJeff Eastin
Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, Tiffani Thiessen, Sharif Atkins, Marsha Thomason
Guest Stars Worth MentioningHilarie Burton, Alexandra Daddario, Joe Manganiello, Treat Williams


In White Collar Neil Caffrey, a smooth and sexy art forgerer and con-artist, is caught by FBI  special agent Peter Burke after a seven year chase. Charming and skilled as he is, Caffrey is able to negotiate a deal where he helps Burke and his team in the NYC White Collar division in exchance for his freedom. Even though Neil is given an ankle bracelet to secure his whereabouts at all times, he never quite loses his former ways. Still, in Peter Burke he finds a mentor and more importantly a true friend.

Yay or Nay?

While (on paper) this looks like yet another crime show, White Collar is so much more. Of course there is the weekly case that (most of the time) Neil has to help on officially, while secretly trying to score the goods for himself. This is a show about a trickster, which in it's setup has a lot of comic potential as well. It's a breath of fresh air compared to those other dark and gloomy crime shows out there, as there seldomly are life and death situations and the show doesn't take itself all that seriously. White Collar is also a show about relationships and unlikely friendships. Loyalty and kindness are two qualities that are very important to the characters and the criminals of the main cast are more of a gentleman thief than anything else. Fans of whitty dialogues will find what they are looking for here and the dynamic between the cast members is something to enjoy as well. Fancy costumes and great shots of NYC complete the picture. Definitely give this one a go :)

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