Other than the breathtaking charm that Matt Bomer oozed on the screen, ‘White Collar’ also became famous for its premise comprising an FBI agent who seeks help from a convict. Though the concept per se isn’t anew, as we’ve seen such arrangements in movies, it is the humor and the sarcasm that the actors brought on to the screen that made some news. So much so, that it paved way for many other similar storylines portraying various Government agencies seeking help from convicts or criminal masterminds (either by force or by choice).
Speaking of the series, that lasted for 6 seasons (close to 3500 hours in total runtime), ‘White Collar’ primarily is focused on its central characters and their day-to-day errands. It comprises of Neal Caffrey, a con artist, and alleged thief of arts and antiquities doing his time in a prison, FBI special agent Peter Burke, a workaholic officer with the agency, Mozzie, a close aide of Neal and also a con artist and Tiffany, Peter’s extremely supportive and beloved wife. Each episode’s plot relies on a new case that Peter and Neal are involved into, wherein Neal assists the FBI in tracing other White Collar criminals like him, thus also bringing in a bunch of other characters including Neal’s enemies and his past love interests. To sum up, one can watch it for its wit, the pun and the amazing chemistry among its characters, the brainy, puzzling cases that fall into the FBI team’s purview and also, Matt Bomer.
Here’s the list of TV Shows similar to White Collar that are our recommendations. You can stream some of these shows like White Collar on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime. Though not uncannily similar, these would somewhat make you relate to ‘White Collar’ due to the involvement of similar Government agencies (FBI, CIA, NSA, DEA, US Marshals etc.). due to similar arrangement amongst the lead characters (like tracking a convict’s movements using a tracker bracelet in exchange of his/her short-lived freedom), or perhaps due to similar twists and turns and extremely ingenious criminal masterminds.
12. Breakout Kings (2011-2012)
The now-canceled TV show stands out as one of the only close relatives of ‘White Collar’ as far as its plot is concerned. The TV series is constructed around a bunch of former and current U.S. Marshals, a few convicts and psycho-analysts and behaviorists. Like all such shows go, Charlie, Ray, Shea, and Erica form quite a team, combined with the ingenuity of Dr. Lloyd. And don’t miss the special appearance of T-Bag from ‘Prison Break’, the crossover which made ‘Breakout Kings’ even the more interesting.