5 Kick-Ass TV Shows to Start Watching in 2012 (If You’re Not Already)

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Matt Bomer and Tim Dekay in White Collar TV Series

WHITE COLLAR (USA Network) – Watch Free Episodes

Like the USA Network’s “Burn Notice”, “White Collar” has built up a very loyal fanbase, but it hasn’t really gone mainstream yet. I have to admit, I didn’t really “get” the appeal of “White Collar” when I first watched it. That is, until I really started watching it. I get it now. It’s one of the slickest show on TV (no, I’m not referring to the budget, which is modest at best), with a great, small cast that has terrific chemistry, very entertaining storylines, and yes, it’s pretty sexy, too. What makes the show really work is Tim DeKay’s FBI agent and his easygoing/not-entirely-trustworthy relationship with former conman turned FBI “consultant” Matt Bomer. The crimes-of-the-week aren’t the main draw of the show, it’s really the fun of watching the conman and the G-man interact, as the G-Man struggles to trust the conman, and the conman struggles to go straight. But that’s a little hard to do when you’re just so damn good at cheating, lying, and stealing. Give the show a shot, and I think you’ll like it. Definitely commit to at least two episodes, though, since one may not do it.

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