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Monday, March 5, 2012

White Collar (TV Show)

One of my favorite TV shows

White Collar
-TV show for USA Network created by Jeff Eastin
-Starring Matt Bomer as a con man named Neal Caffrey, Tim DeKay as FBI agent Peter Burke.
-Premiered on Oct. 23, 2009

-Neal Caffrey is a con man, forger, thief captured after a 3 year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. He only has months left in his 4 year sentence, he escapes from a maximum security prison to find his ex-girlfriend Kate. He is found by an FBI agent named Peter Burke, who originally put him away. This time, Caffrey gives Burke info about evidence in another case, but it comes with a price: Burke must have a meeting with Caffrey. At this meeting, Caffrey makes a deal: he will help Burke catch other criminals as part of a work-release program. Burke agrees, and through the work he does, Caffrey proves to Burke that he is good and that he will help him and that Caffrey won't escape.

Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey[4] – a skilled forger and thief who was imprisoned after being captured by FBI Special Agent Peter Burke. After his girlfriend, Kate, visits him in prison to end their relationship, Neal escapes from prison in order to find her, but Peter quickly recaptures him. Neal proposes he become an FBI consultant, leading to Neal's release on the condition he wears an ankle monitor monitoring his movements. Neal uses his new position with the FBI to search for Kate, whom he believed to be in trouble. Following her death, Neal uses the FBI's resources to search for her killer and unravel the mystery surrounding the music box. Neal also appears to have considerable knowledge of history, jewelry and the arts, such as literature, Western paintings, and opera, even though it is revealed early in season two that he never graduated from high school. Despite being given the opportunity to build a new, honest life for himself, Neal often craves his old life, forcing him to make a choice between the two. Neal's father was a corrupt police officer; Neal was raised by his mother.

Tim DeKay as Special Agent Peter Burke[5] – a hard-working, honest FBI agent, and the head of the investigative team on which Neal serves. His ability to predict Neal's actions leads to Neal's capture, a skill he uses with other criminals as well. He is very committed to his marriage and loves his home life. Peter is the person Neal trusts the most, and Peter is determined to convince Neal that an honest life is possible. Following Kate's death, Peter aids in the search for the truth about the music box. Through working with Neal, he has also developed a guarded working relationship with Mozzie. Peter earned a degree in accounting, but was recruited out of college by the FBI, passing over the opportunity to work for a Fortune 500 company.

Tiffani Thiessen as Elizabeth Burke[6] – an event plannerand Peter's wife. She is supportive and understanding of his work and long hours away. An intelligent woman herself, Elizabeth is able to discuss Peter's cases with him and at times makes a meaningful contribution to them. She also admires Neal's refinement and tends to see the good in him when Peter does not.

Willie Garson as Mozzie[7] – another con-man and close friend of Neal. Mozzie, often called Moz, is Neal's most trusted confidante. Abandoned as a baby, he grew up in an orphanage in Detroit where he learned to be a con-man early. Though lacking Neal's people skills, he appears to be a jack of all trades and has an eidetic memory. Mozzie grew up in foster homes. He is the only other person who knew the whole story of Kate's disappearance and the clues that lead to her. He has a difficult time trusting Peter, referring to him as "The Suit", but occasionally contributes to his investigations. He is also a conspiracy theorist, to the point of being terrified to step into the FBI offices.

Hilarie Burton as Sara Ellis – an insurance company investigator who testified against Neal when he was on trial for stealing a Raphael painting. Originally determined to catch Neal and see him returned to prison, she later enjoys working with him. She aided in the investigation of the music box. During the investigation, she and Neal embarked on a romantic relationship, complicated by the reappearance of Alex.

Marsha Thomason as Special Agent Diana Berrigan – previously Peter's probationary agent, Diana assists on Peter and Neal's first case together. Transferred to D.C. after her probation ends, Peter calls on her to covertly help him unravel "Operation Mentor" and determine Fowler's role in Kate's activities. She later returns to the investigative team in New York, where she serves, along with Agent Jones, as Peter's right-hand man.

Sharif Atkins as Special Agent Clinton Jones – Peter's point man who is responsible for carrying out a variety of tasks during the team's investigations, including surveillance. Peter usually gets him to watch over Neal, which annoys him, but he appreciates Neal's unorthodox contributions to the team.


1 comment:

  1. Looks like a good show. I have not seen it but some body I know has.