It was great to have Jeremy Davies back on television regularly. He portrayed Daniel Faraday, one of my favorite characters on Lost, but hadn't seen him since. Dickie is the youngest of the Bennett clan, and most interesting of the Bennett children. Along with his brother Coover, Dickie did a lot of the grunt work for his mother's various illegal endeavors. When he was a child, Dickie was beaten by Raylan Givens with a baseball bat, and now walks with a permanent limp. Now that he's the only surviving member of the Bennett family, I wonder if we'll get to see more of him in season 3. I sure hope so.
Mozzie is a con-man and best friends with former con-man-turned-FBI consultant Neal Caffrey. Though he prefers to stay under the radar, he has become a big asset (unbeknownst to most of the FBI) to Agent Burke thanks to his friendship with Neal. At the end of the midseason finale this past year, Mozzie was shot and his status was left as a cliffhanger. It turned out he survived, and was able to eventually help capture the man who wanted him dead. Mozzie brings much of the humor that exists in White Collar, and it's always welcome.
If there was one "main" character in the ensemble cast of Parenthood, it would be Adam Braverman. Adam is the oldest of the four Braverman adult siblings and seems to be the most grounded. His two not-so-grounded siblings Crosby and Sarah are constantly looking to him for advice. This past season brought a lot of challenges for Adam. He and his wife Christina have continued to work with and understand their son Max who has Asperger Syndrome. Things were pretty good until Adam's brother Crosby slept with Max's behavioral aide and she couldn't be around the family anymore. This led to Max overhearing that he has Asperger's for the first time. Adam's teenage daughter Haddie started dated a recovering alcoholic and older man, which led to many disagreements within the family. Finally, the shoe company that Adam worked at for many years was bought by a young entrepeneur who was changing everything, and that forced Adam to quit his job, which is where he's at as of the end of the season. It's been a tough year, but hopefully it can only go up next season.
Frank Reagan is the current police commissioner of New York City, a position which his father held before him. He has three children, Danny (a detective), Erin (an assistant district attorney) and Jamie (a rookie police officer). He also had a son, Joe, who was a police officer killed while on duty. Frank is an honest man, and is often confronted by the mayor who feels threatened by Frank's popularity. Frank is very involved in his family, and hosts a family dinner every Sunday with his father, children and grandchildren. It is nearly impossible to ever think negatively of him.
FBI agent Peter Burke is the man responsible for the capture of con-artist and thief Neal Caffrey. They have since grown into the unlikeliest of partners, as Neal is a consultant for the FBI. Peter has learned to become more unconventional in his quest to capture thieves. You could say Neal has rubbed off on him. Peter has now been known to go outside protocol once in a while.
Nucky is a high-ranking official in prohibition-era Atlantic City. Nucky is also one of the biggest bootleggers in the region. Though Nucky does have some inkling of morals inside of him, he is basically a corrupt politician looking to make an extra buck. His web weaves in many directions, which translates into great power. Nucky is a superb orator, and can charm his way past almost anyone. His biggest concern is Federal Prohibition agent Nelson Van Alden who seems to know what Nucky's really up to.
Detective Danny Reagan is police commissioner Frank Reagan's oldest son, and a detective in his New York City police department. Danny is a great detective, but sometimes wears his heart too much on his sleeve. He is broken protocol a handful of times, which could potentially make his father look bad. Lucky for him Danny has always produced results and usually gets the bad guys in the end.
I first started watching White Collar solely because of Matthew Bomer, who was previously on one of my favorite shows, Chuck. Though White Collar isn't the greatest show out there, it's cast brings it to a level that is more than entertaining. Neal is a con-artist and thief who was captured by the FBI and now works as a consultant. Though he has become a more honest citizen, his illegal skills have come in handy many times. He has mainly used them for good though, helping now partner Peter Burke to catch the criminals. He is the ultimate charmer, and his looks certainly don't hurt either. Neal is as smooth as they come.
Boyd was a childhood friend of Raylan Givens. Though as Raylan eventually became a US Marshall, Boyd became a criminal. At the end of season 1, Boyd and Raylan ended up helping each other out, and though they don't completely respect each other, there is a bit of trust between them. Boyd became an innocent (and holy) man through most of this past season, however circumstances brought him back to his criminal ways by the end. He looked to take over power in Harlan County from the Bennett family. Boyd is still a force to be reckoned with, and a very interesting and complex man at that.
One of my all-time favorite television characters was Seth Bullock on Deadwood. He was a late 19th century lawman who although flawed at times, was one of the coolest and most compelling characters on television. He also looked really good in a cowboy hat. Now one of my newest favorite characters is Raylan Givens, a present day lawman (who could have been plucked right out of the wild west) who although flawed at times, is one of the coolest and most compelling characters on television. He also looks really good in a cowboy hat. The best thing is that both these characters just so happened to be played by Timothy Olyphant. It's almost as if Seth Bullock traveled to the future and changed his name to Raylan. It's uncanny how similar these two characters are. Anyway, Raylan is a US Marshall in Kentucky who has roots in the backwoods of Kentucky. He has a habit of shooting people, which is frowned upon by his superiors. Because of his past, Raylan often has to deal with criminals he's known his whole life, like Boyd Crowder and the Bennetts.