Created by: Jeff Eastin
Starring: Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, Tiffani Thiessen
Studio: USA Network, 20th Century Fox
Review by: Bill Jones
In 2009, White Collar debuted as a fantastic addition to USA Network’s weeknight lineup, another inoffensively good (but not necessarily great) bout of mostly PG entertainment. On first glance, its premise — former con man turns FBI consultant — sounded like it could have been any trite piece of network primetime drama, but creator Jeff Eastin and company did a good job of taking themselves just seriously enough, keeping things fun while driving the action forward with good characters and an ongoing story arc. White Collar cemented itself as worthy of an hour spent watching each week.
But boy did Season 1 end with a cliffhanger. With Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) on the verge of re-hooking up with his longtime sweetheart Kate and fleeing the custody of Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) and the FBI, the plane exploded before his eyes, with his girlfriend aboard. So in Season 2, Caffrey tries to unlock a music box holding secrets, while trying to track down Kate’s killer with the help of Mozzie (Willie Garson). (more…)