Saturday, March 20, 2010

TV Series - Agent and Criminal Team Up in "White Collar"

Before Brandon Routh became "Superman", there was one name that dominated the drawing board. He was a relative unknown who then had only done a few stage plays and a daytime drama series. I was fascinated by him because he was enigmatic and, well, beautiful! He could be Superman.

As fate would have it, he didn't quite make the cut, but I knew that one day, he would get the due notice he deserves.

He is Matt Bomer, and he gets a new TV series - "White Collar" - about a very smart art thief Neil Caffrey (Matt Bomer) who, 3 months before completing his 4-year prison sentence, escapes a maximum security prison - to run after a girl. Unfortunately for Neil, he loses the girl and her whereabouts become a mystery. He gets caught - again! -by FBI Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay), the only person who could catch him!

So, he is back in the cell. Meanwhile, Burke is in a bind to catch the very slippery criminal called "The Dutchman". And Neil just might lead the FBI to him! So Neil offers his services in exchange for a conditional release - but he gets a tracking device on a foot. Soon, Burke and Caffrey become unlikely partners, solving crimes and catching criminals. Thus starts this interesting and relatively funny cop-buddy series that also stars Tiffani Amber-Thiessen (as Burke's wife). Though some stories are too simplistic, it isn't as bad as the plot being followed by the first season of "The Vampire Diaries". And Neil - the ex-convict - is obviously solving all the cases. When the police almost lost their criminal, they summon Neil saying if they don't succeed, they'll throw him back to prison, which is idiotic - since all they seem to do is follow each of Neil's hunch!

And I couldn't take my eyes off the lovely Mr. Bomer. I am quite content that my Superman became a cop. Another would-be Superman is riding on the waves of a cult hit TV series, Ian Somerhalder of "The Vampire Diaries".

Matt Bomer & Tim DeKay

Bomer, DeKay & Tiffani Amber-Thiessen

It's illegal to look that cute, isn't it?

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