Friday, July 16, 2010

What I’m Watching: White Collar (Season Premiere)

White Collar: Season 2, Episode 1 “Withdrawal” (B+)

This show is back, and it’s just as good as it was in season two, though I must cite that the best part of the show has changed. It’s no longer the relationship between Peter and Neal, which continues to be as great as ever. Now it’s the interactions between Peter and Mozzie, who are both trying to look out for Neal’s best interests by clandestinely meeting to discuss what he is and isn’t doing to try and find Kate’s killer (raise your hand if you think Kate’s actually still alive). Their meetings in the park were absolutely hilarious, and I loved Peter’s reaction to Mozzie using a voice changer and wanting to do the bird thing instead of just the newspaper thing. I hope their relationship continues for many episodes and seasons to come. Despite his potential preoccupation with finding out who (may have) killed Kate, Neal seems to be in back to his old self. I was very impressed with the clever sequence of Neal conning his way into a bank, which was set up to look like another escape from prison but turned out to be an operation run by Peter and the FBI. Neal’s method of turning off the woman he was flirting with was quite effective and entertaining. I didn’t see the twist at the end revealing the true culprit coming, so that turned out to be a nice surprise. I must admit that I’m hopelessly confused about this whole Fowler mess, especially now that Diana (forgetting her name, I wanted to just use her “Lost” character’s name, Naomi) is involved, but I’m looking forward to some clarity in the coming weeks.

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