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White Collar (USA, Fridays 10/9 Central)

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The two main characters on the USA Network's latest hour-long dramedy, White Collar, fit the channel's "characters welcome" bill to a T. Chuck's ridiculously good-looking Matt Bomer plays con artist-turned-FBI-collaborator, Neal Caffrey. Starting out on the run, a captured Caffrey is approached by FBI agent Peter Burke (Tell Me You Love Me's Tim Dekay) to help nab white-collar criminals in exchange for a conditional, limited amount of freedom monitored by an ankle bracelet. Bomer's slick portrayal of Caffrey, smoothly slipping from situation to situation, immaculately dressed and smiling flashily, stirs up a James Bond-like envy in the viewer. In contrast, Dekay's controlled and smart Burke provides the right balance: savory along with sweeta bit like Psych, but with the glossiness of Burn Notice. It is not just the two main characters, but all the supporting ones: Marsha Thomason as the lesbian agent who doesn't fall prey to Caffrey's charms, Sex And The City's Willie Garson who is almost as slippery as Caffrey and works as his hidden accomplice, plus the magnificent Diahann Carrollwho meets Caffrey in a thrift store and moves him into her outrageous mansion and kits him out in her dead husband's hipster suits-round out this cast of engaging characters. Sharp humor, taut action sequences, and unexpected plot turns keep White Collar starched. (www.usanetwork.com/series/whitecollar)

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Leather Bracelet
April 10th 2010
4:05am

It is not just the two main characters, but all the supporting ones: Marsha Thomason as the lesbian agent who doesn’t fall prey to Caffrey’s charms, Sex And The City’s Willie Garson who is almost as slippery as Caffrey and works as his hidden accomplice