As we all know, after six amazing seasons, the curtain has closed on our beloved White Collar. I’m forty years old and have loved many shows over the years, but this one is my absolute favorite, by far. It’s hard to put into words just how much I’m going to miss the show, the outstanding ensemble cast and crew, the cases and arcs and relationships – all of it. Plus, in addition to introducing me to Tim DeKay (who is a truly wonderful person), White Collar has also brought me some great fandom friends and inspired me to write and create again.
I wanted to come up with a way to honor the spirit of White Collar, and I thought a video would be the best way to go about it. I’m typically a writer – this is my first full-length fanvid – so it was more than a little daunting. I can only hope I’ve done it the justice it deserves.
I first came up with this particular idea back in October, as both a tribute to White Collar and a throwback to the great TV theme songs of the 1980s. As a kid, I was a theme song addict, and I found myself wondering what it would look like if White Collar had a full-length, 80s-style theme song. It seemed fitting to pair such an outstanding show with one of the most awesome theme songs to come out of the 80s – and the White Collar/A-Team remix was born!
This was definitely a collaborative effort, and I’m so grateful to the following people for their help: Mike DelGaudio for the epic narration (and the RecordThis subreddit for introducing us), Kanarek13 for the beautiful title art sequence and cheerleading, my husband for his support and enthusiasm, Tim DeKay for his time and generosity (and for his gracious support of teamdekay.org) – and of course, Jeff Eastin, Jeff King, and the cast and crew of White Collar.
Okay, enough rambling! Here’s…The White Collar Team!