One of my favorite things is to watch a complete television series where I don’t have to wait for the next episode to air and that is not broken up by commercials.
I look for series that are life-affirming, intelligent, and which have limited to no violence.This can be hard to find!
The premise is a senior FBI agent, Peter Burke (played by Tim DeKay) releases Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) from prison in exchange for Neal’s help in solving white collar cases.
These are the ones that no one else is able to crack. Neal’s got to wear a tracking anklet and is allowed a reduced radius of unaccompanied movement.
The cases are well-conceived and interesting to follow as Peter, Neal, and the FBI team uncovers the villains and recovers stolen loot.
Something I really like about this show is the level of friendship and affection that exists amongst the characters—Neal’s friend Mozzie (Willie Garson)—a funny, neurotic, madcap, genius felon provides a lightness of spirit throughout the series.
Peter mentors Neal and learns something from Neal as well—and there is a warm affection filled with jokes between the two of them (which is great to watch). Peter and his wife, Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen), have a deeply loving relationship that most people desire for their own lives.
And there is Peter’s FBI team of regulars—intelligent, interesting, and caring people who make the series stronger by their presence.
The series is six seasons. It’s just the right number to be entertaining to the end and feel sad with the final episode.
On the cover of the final season are the words “Saving the best con for last”—and this is true!
Click on the DVD cover to begin watching, White Collar, today.
Author and artist, Kathryn V. White loves well-written, beautifully-acted, life-affirming films and television series. Her most recent book, Rumble Tumble Joy: A Journey for Healing, Inspiration, and Wholeness, is a finalist in the 2014 Wishing Shelf Book Awards. Find out more at: www.kathrynVwhite.com