• Culture and Entertainment

    More White Collar Quotes

    “Fortunately I keep a secret key logger on my computer.”
    “I’ve never appreciated your distrust in me more.”
    “Well, we talked. Moz told me about his Detroit days, he’d been running street cons since he was a kid.” “Hm notice my lack of surprise.”
    “I’m a gem expert.”
    “That’s true, and you asked to keep your distance from the FBI, I was doing you a favor.”
    “Oh, by conversing with my arch rival.”
    “Everyone’s your arch rival, Moz.”
    “The FBI has a gem vault and you didn’t tell me?”
    “Why give an alcoholic a drink?”
    Caffrey holding a printing plate for hundred dollar bills.
    Peter “I’m not comfortable with this.”
    “Really, you’re not comfortable? I have the men in black bobsled team breathing down my neck.”
    “These treasury agents are a little skeptical; you look like a twelve year old who just found the lingerie section of a Sears catalog.”
    “Neal, if ever you do decide to grow up, you should realize this one thing, you can either be a con or man, you can’t be both.”
    Peter relegated to the sidelines with a suspect’s daughter who asks, “What’s that thing on his leg.” “That’s a tracking anklet.”
    “I have an anklet. Wanna see?”
    “Yeah, oh cute, where’d you get it?”
    “My grandpa.”
    “Where’d he get his?”
    “It’s part of a Federal Release work program where, uhh — I gave it to him, it’s so I don’t lose him.”
    “Are you his grandpa?”
    “Weren’t you supposed to go to your room.”
    “Remember when I said things were getting back to normal between me and Peter?”
    “Yeah, that’s sweet. One sentence in and I already hate this conversation.”
    “Does the Vulture have a partner with expensive tastes?”
    “I have a partner with expensive taste.”
    Later, Peter to Sally and at Neal, “So whoever spent the money almost got you shot?”
    . . .  Neal to Sally “I apologize, but the plan drew out Brower, that should count for half a win.”
    Peter, “I’m going to get us the other half . . .  “We leaked security photos from your shopping spree.”
    Neal, “That way Brower takes his next shot at me, sounds fun.”
    Peter, “I love how we’re always on the same page.”
    Later, “What’s the plan if Brower doesn’t show up at the PO box.”
    “You spend 90 million dollars in 36 hours, he’ll show.”
    “Send out the handsome one.”
    Neal starts getting out.
    “The one in the back.”
    Mozzie, “Consider that a lesson in modesty.”
  • Culture and Entertainment

    What I Watched April: Why Didn’t They Ask Evans and White Collar

    Why Didn’t They Ask Evans. This was so good. Just the perfect length and loved the scenery, wanted to steal some of Frankie’s clothes (well the dress she stole from her mother).
    “Frankie, I hope you won’t be offended if I tell you I’m not quite ready to kill myself over you yet.”
    White Collar. I watched this in April and May I think. I loved this, then it turned sour for me at the end of season 2, beginning of season 3, I wasn’t expecting that so soon. I dislike that the build up of maturity and trust got torn down and reset. Terrible plotting, and I just felt the writing got weaker. After I sulked I came back and watched a bit more of season 3 in June, it bounced back a bit. I didn’t get back into it the same way, and I’m not sure how much more I will watch since I know there are other things I won’t like (Neal’s love life, I’m Neal and Sara forever, also felt like they rushed that a bit in season 3 considering how 2 left off).
    This show has such snappy dialogue, I love it. I got lots of quotes, and I think I could have got more. I’m splitting this into two posts. I think I accidently mixed up some of the chronology though.
    “What, you need me for this? You’re uncomfortable around the six year old.”
    “I don’t speak that language.”
    “I do?”
    “Yeah, you do, Peter Pan. Come on.”
    “He’s . . . odd?”
    “In a good way.”
    “Who is this guy?”
    Later, knocking
    “Mrs. Suit, I take it.”
    “Ok, I don’t have it.”
    “Look at that, telling the truth, did it hurt?”
    “Isn’t that the place where you put Neal when he was first released.”
    “They have an interesting no heat policy.”
    “I don’t need amenities. Just give me a wall, a tv, and a bed and I’m happy.”
    “Are you serious?
    “Peter mi casa su casa.”
    “Su casa is not even su casa.”
    “I’ve got to check into my hotel.”
    “No, no, no, motel, motel, with an ‘m.'”
    “You’re letting the pantsuit use you as bait to catch Wilkes? Doesn’t that strike as insane?”
    “I’m going to a club, the feds will be outside”
    “This is the same Wilkes that wants you dismembered right?”
    “Dismembered is slightly overstating it, you are being paranoid.”
    “Paranoia is a skill, the secret to longevity.”
    My thoughts precisely.
    “Mozzie still won’t tell me what he does for a living, do you know?”
    “I know enough not to ask.”
    “What’s your plan a gun in the glove compartment?”
    “That’s your plan, a gun in the glove compartment!”
    “Admit it Peter, we’d make a pretty decent team.”
    “Bank robbers.”
    “I see you smiling, come on the infamous Caffrey and Burke, we’d be legends.”
    “Yeah, I can see the wanted posters right now but it would be Burke and Caffrey.”
    “I want this guy.”
    “Hell hath no fury like a Fed scorned.”
    “Stay here and read it. ‘There are many things which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.'” “Emmerson.”
    “Very good. “
    “‘All of your quotes are getting on my nerves. Peter Burke.'”
    “What are you doing in a Federal building dressed like Truman Capote?”
    “What exactly is the nature of your relationship with Gina?”
    “Intellectual, literal, ongoing.”
    “Is he stalking her?”
    “I’d have to look up the legal definition.”
    “I haven’t slept since this whole thing started.”
    “Stomach hurt?”
    “A little bit.”
    “Got that parched thing happening.”
    “Yeah, my mouth’s a little dry.”
    “Hold on to that feeling. Remember it the next time you decide to infiltrate the den of a mobster on a whim or something equally cockeyed.”
    “Neal came by; we had a nice little chat.”
    “Is he in one piece?”
    “Yes, I left him whole.”
    “Good, I prefer him that way.”
    “She has three known alias, she knows how to hide someone. Come on Peter, if you went on the run.”
    “I wouldn’t go on the run.”
    “Yeah, but if you did.”
    “Yes, I’m sure it’d be your fault.”
    “You stole one of Stan’s Murciélagos?”
    “We commandeered it.”
    “You G men and your manifest destiny.”
    “Mozzie how would you like to participate in a government sanctioned con?”
    “Involving a dirty Marshall, Stan, and one of his prize Lamborghinis, how about yes.”
    “It’s hard to picture you at a big financial firm. Been a life changer.”
    “That’s true.”
    “In some alternate universe you’d be wearing corporate ties, doing power lunches, flying corporate jets.” “Doubt we’d have ever met.”
    “Well, maybe, under different circumstances.”
    “Well, that’s true. You might’ve have robbed the company.”
    “I’m not working on anything.”
    “Which means Mozzie’s working on it.”
    “I hope I’m not interrupting.”
    “Oh no not at all, you are but a welcome and striking reprieve from the bureaucratic oppression in my midst.”
    “Hey, let’s make this quick, I need to get back to the office.”
    “Oh, first week and you are already a corporate shill. My condolences on your recently departed integrity.”
    “Come on, Peter.”
    “No, no. The FBI is not gonna pay for your combat training.”
    “Think about what I could do for you guys if I knew how to fight.”
    “No, No, I’d rather not. New York is safer is if Neal Caffery is lacking in at least one skillset.”
    “Yeah what about self-preservation?”
    “You’ve done pretty well with the whole running away thing.”
  • Culture and Entertainment

    Castle Notes

    Again, in my drafts since October.

    I’ve been on a Castle binge (and seriously, way more addicted than to any show that I’ve watched in awhile, years maybe). My sister introduced me to castle almost a decade ago, I want to say when season 4 or 5 was running, I think it was before it was on Netflix, because I think I was relying on the ABC app or something. I seem to be most familiar with season 4 (and I know I started with Gates as captain not Montgomery). I know I didn’t start off watching from the beginning, I’d seen some earlier episodes though. And I know I didn’t finish it, got bored waiting on the next seasons plus it was rather dark for me. But I started from the begining on Hulu this time, yeah, the earlier seasons, SO good. I feel like the writing is not quite as pithy and witting, but then I’m also not paying as much attention (also quote post coming).

    And SO many Hallmark actors, more than any other show I’ve watched (meaning Psych and Parks and Rec because the other few shows I’ve seen wouldn’t be likely to have Hallmark actors). I mean like multiple each season for the first few seasons. Also baby Chadwick Boseman. And Jane Seymour (who also is in Hallmark).

    I love the trio of Castles/Rodgers. The hilarious mother son relationship, the sweet and funny father daughter relationship. I love Castle vs Beckett (that Benedict Beatrice dynamic, always does it for me). I love the detective “siblings.” The older sister Becket followed by Esposito then baby Ryan. I love Ryan and Esposito, double trouble.

    I was too caught up in the show to bother to catch all the quotes, so I had to go digging to find some, and I still am not sure these are all the good ones.

    I’d skip “A Slice of Murder” and “Recoil”, the first I didn’t know about and didn’t skip fast enough, the 2nd put me off Castle the first time and was a lingering memory of resistance to rewatch.

    When I was starting to rewatch I was getting pretty jumpy (actually I still am) in the dark plus just too scared so I started skipping a lot of the beginning crime occurrence (nice of them to organize it neatly like that). I also think the music keys me up the most really. If you are like me, I’d advise this.

    Wild Rover. Where I first learned how to pronounce Siobhan as Espo does. I know the Irish mob pops up a lot and granted this show was two decades ago, but from what I can find it’s not (nor has ever been) one crime syndicate and it’s not active or very powerful in NYC right now. Apparently prohibition was the heyday and it was the first organized crime gang in US? Also learned that such gangs aren’t bounded by countries. I learned recently the Italian Mafia worked in Italy and U.S., I mean not just separate entities. The Mafia pops up in Castle too, but Seamus Dever/Kevin Ryan is Irish American, so I think they threw the mob more maybe in for that character and actor.

    I was just wondering how Ryan could have kept his secret from Bobby S. But then NYC is massive, I was wondering, what is the relative population to my state. 2x. NYC has 2x the people in my entire state. So yeah, I guess he could get away with that.

  • Culture and Entertainment

    Favorite Castle Quotes, Early Seasons

    For your reading pleasure, I present some choice quotes from the first (3 I think) seasons of Castle. And in lieu of a post that requires some thinking . . .


    “Careful Hans, your New Jersey is showing.”


    “From the library of Katherine Beckett.”

    “Do you have a problem with reading, Ryan?”

    “Yo, check it, girl, you’re totally a fan!”

    “Right. Of the genre.”

    “Right, the genre, that’s why you’re blushing.”

    “What are you, twelve?”


    “Mr. Castle, you’ve got quite a rap sheet for a bestselling author. Disorderly conduct, resisting arrest.”

    “Boys will be boys.”

    “It says here that you stole a police horse?”


    “Ah, and you were nude at the time.”

    “It was spring.”


    “Exactly how much longer do I have to expect you to be shadowing me on my cases like this?”

    “Hard to say, when I’m writing a new character there’s no saying when inspiration might strike.”

    “I thought I was your inspiration.”

    “Oh you are Detective, in so many ways.”

    “Yeah well your inspiration might strike you sooner than you might think.”


    “Do you know the school?”

    “Oh, I’ve been kicked out of all of New York’s finer educational institutions at least once. The irony is, now that I’m rich and famous, they all claim me as alum and want money.”

    “It is just so rough being you.”

    “My cross to bear.”


    “Be careful, okay?”

    “Do I detect actual concern for my well-being.”

    “Screw this up and I’ll kill you.”

    “That’s more like it.”


    “Six months.”

    “Six months what?”

    “We dated for six months.”

    “I didn’t ask.”

    “Yeah, I know. You were not-asking very loudly.”

    “I know. I’m like a Jedi like that.”


    “Oh, do you want to see grumpy? How about the cover art for your new novel?”

    “Nikki Heat cover art? That’s only available to. . . oh my God, you subscribed to my website? Wait a minute… are you Castlefreak1212? Castlelover45?”
    . . .
    “So what did you think of your alter ego Nikki? Pretty sweet, right?”

    “Sweet? She’s naked!”

    “She’s not naked! She’s holding a gun. . . strategically.”


    “You were all over me to get a copy of that book. Do you have any idea how many hoops I had to jump through, just so my editor wouldn’t send an armed guard to watch over you while you read it? The least you could do is to… [pauses and looks at her] Oh. Oh! I see what you’re doing.”

    “I’m not doing anything.”

    “Oh, yes, you are. Yes, you are. You’re trying to push my buttons, but it’s not gonna work.”



    “‘Cause it seems to be working just great.”



    “Nothing… it’s just I’m so used to seeing you act like a 12-year-old all the time, it’s refreshing to see you as a father.”

    “It makes you want me, right?”

    “…And there’s the 12-year-old again.”


    “Does he look like a killer to you?”

    “Everybody looks like a killer to me, Castle. Job requirement.”

    “Do I look like a killer to you?”

    “Yes, you kill my patience.”


    “I can’t believe how many lives were ruined over one woman’s need to protect her family’s reputation.”

    “You will never have this problem. Between Grams and myself, our family reputation’s already in ruins.”

    “Mmm. Lucky me.”


    “. . .but changing your identity? The math doesn’t quite add up for me.”

    “You know what math doesn’t add up for me? Two wives.”

    “One wife too many for you?”

    “Two wives too many.”

    “Seems like the common denominator in that equation is you.”


    “No, no wait, this scene is going to expose the killer. ‘The play’s the thing wherein we’ll catch the conscience of the king.’ Hamlet.”

    “‘We already know who the killer is, so you are wasting my time.’ Me.”