I totally confess to doing other things while watching White Collar last night on my DVR. You guys. I can’t HELP it–it’s Christmas and there are at least 500,000 things to do and only so many hours in the day. I need more. I feel the Jessie Spano coming on.
ANYWAY. I had heard a lot of Twitter buzz that this was the best episode of White Collar so far, and I agree that it was totally entertaining. And I did totally enjoy Neil’s magic tricks and the cute little girl. I don’t know if everyone would consider it a good thing, but I think part of the charm of this episode is its familiarity, even in the recent TV world, as both Chuck and Pushing Daisies (at least) had shady Chinese restaurant stories. But there’s a total reason why that’s a classic.
I’m STILL kind of over the whole Kate thing, though. I just do not care about her, and it seems stupid that if Interpol knows where she is that they wouldn’t rescue her, which I would be more bothered by if I actually cared, which, again, I do not. Although I suppose adding the FBI into the mix is kind of a twist. I just sort of feel like I did with the Mary Ann storyline on True Blood this past season–I get what they’re doing but I’m ready for it to be over. I know this show needs a bigger story arc than mysteries of the week or it’ll get boring, but this one just isn’t working. I’m hoping next season goes better on that front.
One thing I did like was the whole testing of Neil’s loyalties, and Peter being totally disappointed with him. And the discussion at Peter’s house was entertaining, with Kelly Kapowski being all like, “You’re on your own with this one, buddy,” and Peter dropping the “partner” guilt bomb on him, and Neil deciding to not be a selfish bastard.
In case you can’t tell from this post, I’m going to be blurbing White Collar. I feel about it approximately the way I do about Castle–entertaining to watch, pretty fun to talk about, but hard to come up with new things to say beyond the usual. Still, I’m sure there are plenty of things that I’m missing in my Monday Brain Fry, so talk to me in the comments and we’ll have a fun chat. :)