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Old 10-08-09, 11:13 AM
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White Collar on USA -- Series Thread

Anyone plan to check out the new USA series, White Collar? USA hasn't steered me wrong in the past when it comes to new shows, and this one gives me a sort of Catch Me If You Can vibe. The commercials have definitely peeked my interest, so I'll probably check this one out. What do you all think?
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I'm also lookiing forward to it. Hope it lives up to the hype.
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re: White Collar on USA -- Series Thread

I mentioned this when Royal Pains began, and actually this now getting ridiculous when USA fills its schedule with shows starring young, white, dark-haired magazine-ready actors. There's Burn Notice, Psych, Royal Pains and now White Collar. All of these show's leading men fit the same bill demographically.
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re: White Collar on USA -- Series Thread

For those, like me, who haven't caught the promos.

A short synopsis
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"White Collar" is about the unlikely partnership of a con artist and an FBI agent who have been playing cat and mouse for years. Neal Caffrey (Bomer), an incredibly charming criminal mastermind, is finally caught by his nemesis, G-Man extraordinaire Peter Stokes (DeKay). When Neal escapes from a maximum-security prison to find his long-lost love, Peter nabs him once again. Rather than returning to jail for his daring getaway, Neal suggests an alternate plan: he'll provide his cunning criminal expertise to assist the Feds in catching other notorious and elusive criminals. Initially wary, Peter quickly finds that Neal provides insight and intuition that cannot be found on the right side of the law.
Premieres Friday, Oct. 23 @ 10PM.
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re: White Collar on USA -- Series Thread

I'm a big fan of most of USA's shows, but this one just isn't catching my eye. The commercials come across as obnoxious to me, and the presence of Tiffani Amber Thiessen almost guarantees mediocrity. I'll probably give it a try.
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re: White Collar on USA -- Series Thread

Two reasons I'll be watching - Tiffani Thiessen's (.)(.)
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re: White Collar on USA -- Series Thread

The show actually released 4 clips, that can be seen here. Thiessen is in the last one, and is looking better then ever. I also think Matthew Bomer is excellent in the clips. He's really a talented actor and I'm looking forward to watching him star on a weekly basis.
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re: White Collar on USA -- Series Thread

As a Carnivale fan, Im only watching because of Tim Dekay. Otherwise I wouldnt bother with this show.

On a side note, it looks like Monk will air nonstop; awesome!
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White Collar -- New USA Series -- "Pilot" -- 10/23/09



Show description:

White Collar is about the unlikely partnership of a con artist and an FBI agent who have been playing cat and mouse for years. Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer), a charming criminal mastermind, is finally caught by his nemesis, FBI Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay.)

Pilot synopsis:

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When Neal escapes from a maximum-security prison to find his long-lost love, Peter nabs him once again. Rather than returning to jail, Neal suggests an alternate plan: He'll provide his criminal expertise to assist the Feds in catching other elusive criminals in exchange for his eventual freedom. Initially wary, Peter quickly finds that Neal provides insight and intuition that can't be found on the right side of the law.


USA has a pretty good track record, so I'll give it a shot.

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Re: White Collar -- New USA Series -- "Pilot" -- 10/23/09

I'll probably give this a try. Bomer was good on Traveler and most recently on Chuck.
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I've read a few good reviews, I'll be checking it out.
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re: White Collar on USA -- Series Thread

Definately tunning in tonight... I'm looking forward to what I think is going to be some great and funny chemistry between Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay.
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Re: White Collar -- New USA Series -- "Pilot" -- 10/23/09

I thought this was pretty fun. Not as good as Burn Notice, but in that same vein. The two leads have good chemistry.

He did talk his way into that mansion awfully fast. I wonder if that was just a "suspend your disbelief" plot point, or if there's another story concerning the woman's felon ex-husband. Guess we'll find out.
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Re: White Collar -- New USA Series -- "Pilot" -- 10/23/09

Originally Posted by Fist of Doom View Post
I thought this was pretty fun. Not as good as Burn Notice, but in that same vein. The two leads have good chemistry.

He did talk his way into that mansion awfully fast. I wonder if that was just a "suspend your disbelief" plot point, or if there's another story concerning the woman's felon ex-husband. Guess we'll find out.
Agreed on all points. Enjoyable show... adding this one to the rotation for sure.
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Re: White Collar -- New USA Series -- "Pilot" -- 10/23/09

I was a little cooler on it.

The actors seemed fine and likable, but the plot is a little weak. The chasing the girlfriend angle didn't hook me and the case work they did wasn't great either. On the one hand I want to cut them some slack because it's a pilot, but on the other this looks like it will be a semi-procedural and they usually have a very polished case in the pilot.

I agree the mansion bit was pushing it. If they had sold it a little better it might have worked but it came off as extremely good luck. There were some other things that annoyed me, like the fact that the FBI counterfeit department couldn't identify the band new, unreleased, top secret, foreign security fiber, but the guy who spent the last 4 1/2 years in supermax ID'd it on sight. Or that the FBI couldn't figure out that a counterfeiter might be importing hundreds of old, worthless books for the paper. The former I can grudgingly overlook, but later is unacceptable.

Still I'll give it a chance. I'm interested to see what it looks like week to week.
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Re: White Collar -- New USA Series -- "Pilot" -- 10/23/09

As long as we're nitpicking, that was no supermax prison. Supermax means no contact with other prisoners, 23 hour lockdown, solid walls and doors (not bars) etc.

Still, I enjoyed the show and will be back for more.
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re: White Collar on USA -- Series Thread

I liked it more than I thought I would. Bomer always kind of irritated me on Chuck. But I like the dynamic I saw on commercials and my wife was in for the premiere.

Some smart situations. Loved how Bomer used the anklet to catch the bad guys.
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re: White Collar on USA -- Series Thread

Elizabeth is way too hot to Peter, at least by 2 levels from 0-10 scale.
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re: White Collar on USA -- Series Thread

Yo, this is an actual thread for the Pilot episode on page 2

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tv-talk/563...0-23-09-a.html
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The pilot was entertaining enough. If it can keep up the level of fun, it'll be season passed.
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Re: White Collar -- New USA Series -- "Pilot" -- 10/23/09

Dug it. Glad they're going to be more partners than "If you don't catch this one you're going back" every episode. Probably going to ditch Flash Forward and pick up this one.
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Re: White Collar -- New USA Series -- "Pilot" -- 10/23/09

Diahann Carroll looks pretty damn good for 74!
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Re: White Collar -- New USA Series -- "Pilot" -- 10/23/09

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probably going to ditch flash forward and pick up this one.
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Re: White Collar -- New USA Series -- "Pilot" -- 10/23/09

Liked it alot. The best new series pilot i've seen this year imo.
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Lot of fun! I am in!

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