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[livejournal.com profile] chilayse's tiny netbook is adorable, though the tiny keyboard is a bit difficult to use.

[profile] besssemerprocess was fab and an amazing host. Her husband fed me amazing foodstuffs, and she showed me lots of excellent Criminal Minds, though some of it broke my heart into tiny, tiny pieces. Her cats were adorable (Tucker has the biggest eyes I've ever seen!) and all of them took advantage of my willingness to pet them, though the dog was quite adamant that I pet her, too. hb's house in general was full of awesome, and y'all should envy her her Fall office view. It was all trees and hills and gorgeousness.

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During the first night of my stay, we watched the series premiere of White Collar! To put it succinctly: I loved it.To put it succinctly: I loved it.

In more detail:

How much do I love Matt Bomer's pretty face? A lot. Matt Bomer playing with a fedora and falling all over suits and charming older ladies? Like delicious, delicious candy for my eyes. So much smiling.

I really like the lead agent, too, and his amazing wife, who needs much more screen time.

Most exciting moment of the episode (this is personal excitement, not things explode excitement, though I get very excited when things go boom, too) was surprisingly not to do with staring at Matt Bomer's gorgeous eyes and smile as he played with the fedora. The new agent totally took the cake with the confirmation that yes, she was a lesbian. It doesn't seem to me that there are very many lesbian women of color in recurring roles in a series. If she survives this season, I will possibly do cartwheels, or at least make the attempt before my knees turn traitor and betray me. I can assure you it would be a sight to see.

And the thing is, USA does not do queer characters except with the very, very occasional one-episode-only character passing through. Shawn makes tons of jokes about it, but Psych falls back on homophobic and biphobic remarks, tropes, and gags often enough for me to only go there fannishly and reading (er, watching) the text subversively. USA never intends us to actually believe Shawn Spencer could be queer. In Burn Notice, I really hoped about the fence, but then the show later made certain to insert a girlfriend. USA teases us with possibilities, but as far as I've been able to tell, has never actually gone there.

And now they have!

So I'll be over here, holding my breath with joy and hope that we get to keep her.

Even without that, the show made me very happy. I quite like Neal Caffrey as a character of his own, not just someone Matt Bomer plays. I like that he plays within the rules and still twists it around to his advantage. I like his charm and how hard he tries. I'd really like for him to just let the woman he loves go (and not for any queer reading reason, but because I think when a person says goodbye for good, the other person(s) should respect that, because no length of relationship can justify pushing that sort of boundary and tracking someone down stalker-style). But I get that the show probably isn't going to let that happen, and that at least it doesn't seem to be done in as skeezy a way as it could be. (This is cold comfort, and we'll see how my opinion changes over the course of the season.)

I like all of the characters introduced so far. My top two are obviously taken by the con artist and by the probie agent, but next is the wife and Caffrey's contact. His terrible attempts to be all secret agent were adorable! I love that the FBI agent on the job didn't even have to try to see through this. And even though he is currently at the bottom, I really do like the main FBI agent. "No dancing for you!" will probably be my favorite line for a while.

The storyline itself was also lots of fun. I love that Caffrey reads through the book on warrant law and stops when he gets to what he needs. I knew what was going to happen, but locking himself in the bulletproof room was still genius.

My reaction can also be summed up in emoticons as :D :D :D :D :D

Yes, FIVE SMILIES. That is what this episode gets. If it keeps this level of awesome and I get lots more of Caffrey and the show ups the probie agent content, I will be happy as a clam. Happier, really, as I am not much for the ocean or sand.

Anyone else watching White Collar?

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In other things, I still hurt. I suppose I will try to catch up on my lists until that goes away a little more.

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Date: 2009-10-25 08:57 am (UTC)
liviapenn: miss piggy bends jail bars (remains sexy while doing so) (f. leverage. hardison saw it coming)
From: [personal profile] liviapenn

Oh, man, I keep seeing people squee over the probie, and I hate to destroy your smilies, but she's only in the pilot. :/

.... If it helps, she's being replaced by Wendy Watson Natalie Morales?

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Date: 2009-10-25 02:52 pm (UTC)
the_wanlorn: The Doubtful Guest (Default)
From: [personal profile] the_wanlorn
How much do I fucking ship FBI Guy/FBI Guy's Wife/Conman? SO FUCKING MUCH.

But I hear the probie is only in the pilot. :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

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Date: 2009-10-25 08:14 pm (UTC)
entwashian: maurissa tancharoen is a sexbot who has injured herself, thus rendering herself useless. (Default)
From: [personal profile] entwashian
Oh, man. I was so disappointed with what they did with Barry in Burn Notice.

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