Tuesday, October 2, 2012

White Collar - Season 4

Done with the first 10 episodes.

An FBI agent discussing cases with his wife could be tolerated (perhaps). BUT - Involving her in active investigations? Taking her along for stake-outs?? Wouldn't it have been easier (and believable) to just have Elizabeth Burke (Tiffani Thiessen) working for the FBI instead of being an Event Planner??

That is just one of the problems I have with the show. There is plenty more. For instance - 'Six years ago, Neal and I exchanged pagers'. Yes, the Pager thing being a warning sign and all that was a bit far fetched. But what really had me chuckling was - it didn't take much for Ellen (Judith Ivey) to give up the information on Neal (Matt Bomer). That was REALLY idiotic.

  • Episode 4 - Parting Shots - Dumb.
  • Episode 7 - Compromising Positions - Rubbish.
  • Episode 9 - Gloves Off - Mind-numbingly stupid.

There are plenty of 'Yeah, right!' moments in most of the episodes - but it WAS watchable, until Sam Phelps (Treat Williams) makes an appearance with his set of conditions and paranoia. That makes Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) and Neal even more paranoid than they already were. Some of the behaviour exhibited is absolutely childish.

Why bother getting new characters and new twists? Would be nice if the writers could just focus on coming up with better plots for the episodes. How about some effort in reducing the number of sequences that has one rolling one's eyes? A new character, who turns out to be Neal's father?! Is this a Star Plus Soap Opera??

Not interested in continuing with this series.

One less label for my blog. This is being clubbed with the TV label.

3 Opinions:

Grey said...

Watch 'Breaking Bad' .. Nice shit!

L o r d R a j said...

Thanks for the suggestion. Will check it out this evening.

Cheers.

L o r d R a j said...

Just read the synopsis for Breaking Bad.

Not sure I will watch it. Err... not good with handling some things. Cancer is one of them.

Thanks for the suggestion, though.

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