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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 23, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics What's this?

User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 143 Ratings

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  • Summary: A con man is given the choice of taking a job as an FBI consultant or face going back to jail.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Terrific acting, crackling dialogue and geek-hip crime are not the only things that make this the most electric drama to premiere this fall.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    83
    White Collar is not original. But White Collar is enjoyable.
  3. Light with no pretensions of loftiness, White Collar offers pleasant enough entertainment.
  4. It's the best drama pilot I saw over the summer.
  5. Reviewed by: Lesley Smith
    80
    The show benefits as well from its lack of exposition, focus on present action, and a ruthless economy of editing rarely seen on primetime TV.
  6. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    75
    When the boys team up to bring down fancy criminal types, the dialogue is sharp, the music is snappy and the clothes are snazzy.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    67
    The con-man-works-with-G-man series is already a well-oiled machine, which is both good and bad. Good, because the interplay between Matt Bomer's hipster criminal and Tim DeKay's square fed is crisp; bad because the plots are often wilted.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Jan 6, 2012
    10
    Must Watch... If you dont, you'll regret it :)
  2. Feb 11, 2013
    10
    I never thought I`d be watching a drama and enjoying it, let alone a crime thriller type one. This one keeps you on edge for the next episode and the characters they`ve chosen for all angles are very fitting. Expand
  3. Sep 21, 2010
    10
    I love this show. It is a great mix of Thomas Crown, James Bond, among other highly entertaining elements. The stylish lead is fantastic along with all the supporting crew. Love it! Expand
  4. Aug 15, 2011
    10
    One of the 5 best shows on TV. Sleek, smart, sexy, sophisticated. Love the plots, twists, writing. Love the characters, acting, and locations. Wouldn't change a thing about this show. Expand
  5. Oct 31, 2010
    9
    I love this show, very interesting. I love it when they are showing you how the thieves do some stuff. This show was a great idea and its extremely entertaining Expand
  6. Aug 30, 2012
    9
    I just started watching this show four days ago after receiving a recommendation from a good friend. After going through my usual routine of watching as much as I can in a few days, I've reached the middle of season three. I can say that it's one of the most intriguing shows that I've had the pleasure of watching. It's been quite a while since something like this came up on my radar Expand
  7. Sep 22, 2010
    6
    Here's an idea. Let's get an ex-criminal to help the FBI solve cases because FBI agents who have dedicated their entire lives to solving cases are witless nimrods. Without the help of Neal Caffrey the entire bureau would be worthless. Oh, let's not forget that Neal dresses like a really cool cat from 50 years ago. We get it...Neal's a lost soul and the FBI is his lifeline. Thanks for the blatant imagery. Expand

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