History YMMV / WhiteCollar

7th Jul '16 5:40:35 PM HighCrate
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* StoicWoobie: From the slight indications you get, her missing sister seems to have really screwed her up, but Sara is one of the most composed characters and sounds matter-of-fact even when she's being vulnerable.
* TheyJustDidntCare: They mention Cape Verde was settled by the Portuguese, but still make it basically a Central American Island expy, complete with Spanish speaking populace, and a very conspicuous absence of people of African heritage (the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde actual island]] is off the African coast and the demographics reflect this).

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* StoicWoobie: From the slight indications you get, her missing sister seems to have really screwed her up, but Sara is one of the most composed characters and sounds matter-of-fact even when she's being vulnerable.
* TheyJustDidntCare: They mention Cape Verde was settled by the Portuguese, but still make it basically a Central American Island expy, complete with Spanish speaking populace, and a very conspicuous absence of people of African heritage (the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde actual island]] is off the African coast and the demographics reflect this).
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31st Mar '16 6:08:49 AM Silverblade2
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* CanonSue: Neal often gives off an aura of being perfect and for this reason some fans prefer Peter to him. This is Lampshaded in "On Guard" when Peter keeps Neal's severed tie as a memento of, as Peter puts it, a rare moment of imperfection.
31st Mar '16 6:08:32 AM Silverblade2
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* BaseBreaker: The show tried out a new opening sequence for Season 3 to reflect the changing cast. Fans were so angry and vocal that a slightly extended version of the original opening was quickly implemented.
18th Jan '16 12:54:52 AM bombadil211
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* BaseBreaker: The show tried out a new opening sequence for Season 3 to reflect the changing cast. Fans were so angry and vocal that a slightly extended version of the original opening was quickly implemented.
21st Dec '15 1:36:39 PM creader
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* TearJerker: Everything involving Peter and Elizabeth's marriage in "Veiled Threat". Sure, they make up, but watching a normally HappilyMarried pair have their relationship disintegrate through no fault of their own is heartbreaking.
** Anytime Neal looks like he's about to break down and cry, which has happened twice now.
3rd Dec '15 7:42:18 PM tyouker
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**It's painfully obvious that the shot of [[spoiler: the Eiffel Tower]] in the final episode is fake.
3rd Dec '14 2:47:24 PM Silverblade2
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* CanonSue: Neal often gives off an aura of being perfect and for this reason some fans prefer Peter to him. This is Lampshaded in "On Guard" when Peter keeps Neal's severed tie as a memento of, as Peter puts it, a rare moment of imperfection.



* MarySue: Neal often gives off an aura of being perfect and for this reason some fans prefer Peter to him. This is Lampshaded in "On Guard" when Peter keeps Neal's severed tie as a memento of, as Peter puts it, a rare moment of imperfection.



* TheyJustDidntCare: They mention Cape Verde was settled by the Portuguese, but still make it basically a Central American Island expy, complete with Spanish speaking populace, and a very conspicuous absence of people of African heritage (the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde actual island]] is off the African coast and the demographics reflect this).

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* TheyJustDidntCare: They mention Cape Verde was settled by the Portuguese, but still make it basically a Central American Island expy, complete with Spanish speaking populace, and a very conspicuous absence of people of African heritage (the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde actual island]] is off the African coast and the demographics reflect this).
19th Jul '14 2:08:17 PM MagBas
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* CriticalResearchFailure: In "All In," there is an [[InterpolSpecialAgent Interpol agent]]. Except that Interpol doesn't have agents.
** Also, the OPR only investigates Department of Justice ''attorneys'' for misconduct.



* UnfortunateImplications: "For the next four years, you belong to me."
12th May '14 12:30:39 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Planning to profit from [[NaziGold Nazi loot]] is okay if it's a LoveableRogue doing it, apparently. Rather than, you know, trying to find the legitimate owners or their descendants. Eastin tried to ameliorate it by mentioning in his Twitter that the art came from museums. Because it's not like a good chunk of the art in the Reich's museums was appropriated/outright stolen from undesirables after the Nazi party came to power in 1933. Oh wait...
*** Mozzie mentioned that the art was from Russian museums.
** Well, the show has been portraying the sale of the Nazi treasure as an ultimately morally bad thing, though not for the exact reasons stated above.
12th May '14 12:29:11 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* MarySue: A lot of people find Peter more interesting than Neal simply because Neal seems to have no significant faults. As an example, being a crack shot with a gun he's never handled before, despite being, quote, "not much of a gun guy."
** Neal never specifically said that he hadn't handled the gun before, just that he didn't like it.
** If you think Neal doesn't have faults after [[spoiler: pretty much everything he does in the second half of "Point Blank"...]]
*** Forget "Point Blank", the entire second season shows how messed up Neal is. Then again, who wouldn't be after [[spoiler: watching your girlfriend [[KillItWithFire die in a fire]]]].
** Alongside plenty of the rest of season 2 after "Point Blank" has shown just how flawed and complex Neal really is, such as his wish to get away from crime and desires life more like Peter's. So, at this point, the trope has been subverted.
** Alex seems like a Mary Sue as well: she's a gorgeous criminal with ties to Neal--the type of original character one would find in a fanfic.
*** OTOH, given that this is a cops-and-criminals show with the entirety of the female cast (and most of the male) being highly attractive, it seems to be par for the course.
** Lampshaded slightly in "On Guard" when Peter keeps Neal's severed tie as a memento of, as Peter puts it, a rare moment of imperfection.
** Justified because Neal is a ConMan. It's second nature for him to always try to come off as perfect. Whenever a case involves hacking, tracking, or any other sort of skill he isn't a prodigy at he smoothly takes a step back and waits for when his strengths are needed instead of giving it a shot and grinding away like Jones. So he always looks competent.

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* MarySue: A lot Neal often gives off an aura of people find being perfect and for this reason some fans prefer Peter more interesting than Neal simply because Neal seems to have no significant faults. As an example, being a crack shot with a gun he's never handled before, despite being, quote, "not much of a gun guy."
** Neal never specifically said that he hadn't handled the gun before, just that he didn't like it.
** If you think Neal doesn't have faults after [[spoiler: pretty much everything he does in the second half of "Point Blank"...]]
*** Forget "Point Blank", the entire second season shows how messed up Neal is. Then again, who wouldn't be after [[spoiler: watching your girlfriend [[KillItWithFire die in a fire]]]].
** Alongside plenty of the rest of season 2 after "Point Blank" has shown just how flawed and complex Neal really is, such as his wish to get away from crime and desires life more like Peter's. So, at this point, the trope has been subverted.
** Alex seems like a Mary Sue as well: she's a gorgeous criminal with ties to Neal--the type of original character one would find in a fanfic.
*** OTOH, given that this
him. This is a cops-and-criminals show with the entirety of the female cast (and most of the male) being highly attractive, it seems to be par for the course.
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Lampshaded slightly in "On Guard" when Peter keeps Neal's severed tie as a memento of, as Peter puts it, a rare moment of imperfection.
** Justified because Neal is a ConMan. It's second nature for him to always try to come off as perfect. Whenever a case involves hacking, tracking, or any other sort of skill he isn't a prodigy at he smoothly takes a step back and waits for when his strengths are needed instead of giving it a shot and grinding away like Jones. So he always looks competent.
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Most of the later Season 3 episodes have not been subtle in stating that despite the whole ankle bracelet thing, Neal's currently living the good life. He's no longer running from the FBI, has a job, a permanent home, and lots of new friends. And yet he's still willing to throw it all away for what he thinks he wants.
** In his own words, Neal describes the con as an addiction or a rush. Only hitting rock bottom has a chance of changing someone from that life... and he (again in his own words) hasn't even hit rock bottom.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Most of the later Season 3 episodes have not been subtle in stating that despite the whole ankle bracelet thing, Neal's currently living the good life. He's no longer running from the FBI, has a job, a permanent home, and lots of new friends. And yet Yet he's still willing to throw it all away for what he thinks he wants.
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wants. In his own words, Neal describes the con as an addiction or a rush. Only hitting rock bottom has a chance of changing someone from that life... and he (again in his own words) hasn't even hit rock bottom.
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