SPOILERS! Au Revoir // WHITE COLLAR Review

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Do not read along, if you don’t want to be spoiled for the finale of the Crime and Conman Show WHITE COLLAR! The last episode “Au Revoir” aired maybe a week ago and it’s the best ending this show could have.

Neal, an FBI criminal informant and con-man is bringing down the Pink Panthers, a group of most wanted thieves. He is also facing his freedom, either through a contract with the FBI or his last resort, flight. The viewer wants Neal Caffrey to be finally freed, to finally walk away of a lifestyle of anklet and constant supervision, but throughout the last few seasons it was made pretty clear, that Neal, as good as his intentions are, is and always will be a con-man and criminal. Once released from the FBI, we all know that it would not taken long until he is be back in jail or anklet again. His dear friendship to Agent Peter Burke, his handler at the FBI would not change it. I wanted Neal to walk free, wanted him to become an honest man, maybe even an FBI angent. But Neal was and is too deep into conning, too good at it and too passionate about his work as a forger, artist and thief.

That’s why I think the White Collar writers created the perfect ending for the Burkes and Neal. Neal fakes his own death, all his friends think he was shot by one of his nemesis. Neal therefore is free to go and do whatever he likes, live without being hunted, able to go wherever he pleases. Peter Burke is released from his responsibility to worry about Neal and to constantly walk through fire and bend the rules for him. The FBI agent is sad and stricken, yes, but in the very last seconds of the episodes he finds out that Neal is free and well, having therefore peace over how things ended and is able to commit himself fully to his family.

On top of that the ending is open. There are all possibilities for Neal to return to the Burke’s lives for a visit or to stay away forever.

I know it’s not the most happy ending for this series, but defenately the most fitting.

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Drama: Castle

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After finishing up with White Collar (I will write another post on the finale) I started the TV Show “Castle”, another crime series, produced in America. Richard ‘Rick’ Castle is a famous crime novel writer and researches for his new book series about police work and due to his good connections with the Mayor of New York is allowed to tag along with the homicide team of the NYPD, shadowing tough and pretty Detective Kate Beckett.

The story of the show is pretty fun and even though I wasn’t too impressed with the first few episodes, it’s quite fun to watch it now. In the beginning it seemed like mere single cases that wrapped up pretty easily within the episodes. But in season two it gets a lot more interesting. After White Collar (which is pretty incredible) it’s hard to top it for me. Castle is coming pretty close. It’s humorious and get’s your mind going. The episodes are 1hour long and there are 6 seasons. So there is a lot to cover in the next few months, haha.

I miss Doctor Who a bit and I am excited for the 9th season they are going to shoot next year!

“Last Chirstmas”- Best 12th Doctor Moment

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I’m going to be honest. Season 8 of Doctor Who didn’t blow me away. But we know, the new Doctor’s usual have a rough start (except for David Tennant maybe). Peter Capaldi’s acting is great but the writing wasn’t all that great in the 12th Doctor’s first season.

I was anticipating the Christmas Special, but was not expecting much out of the ordinary. But wow, the episode was the best out of the whole season, in my humble opinion! “Last Christmas” has the feel of David Tennant episodes, with twists and turns, dangerous alians that suck on your brain and lure you into a weird dream phantasies. I loved the Christmas special and I enjoyed it most out of all the season 8 adventures (even though the one with the Mummy on the Orient Express was cool, too).

Watch it, if you get the chance!

Christmas in Japan

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Christmas is not a big deal here in Japan, nobody has off, nobody really celebrates it. A good thing is that the stores are not as crowded a week before Christmas and even though it’s not celebrated, stores, parks and houses are decorated christmassy. So you get Christmas without all the shopping stress I might say. After a while the 10 most popular Christmas songs which are played in every store and establishment drive you nuts and you can’t wait until it’s finally January. I do celebrate Christmas with my friends since we are from different cultures and since we are Christians.

But I am super busy lately and hadn’t had time to relax. So I was multitasking last night watching Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets and wrapping gifts for my friends. I actually did really well… I’m not the best at wrapping presents so I’m quite content with the outcome. I even lawns how to tie bows so they look nice and not all junky!!!

Hobbit movie in a Japanese theatre

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I went to watch the Hobbit, Battle of fives armies yesterday at a Japanese movie theatre. It was subbed in Japanese. Since my first language is not English it was still a bit hard to understand but I liked the movie!

My Christmas Starbucks

Wow, it was a busy day! My friend taught me how to ride a moped, then I dropped off friends at the airport and went Christmas shopping. I tried to get all my errands done, too but after a time I was too tired to hurry around more. I got some starbucks and went home for dinner!

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Weird Japanese Coupons

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I found this at the store in my town! This is a
Coupon for a company coming to clean your bathroom! It cost 17000¥. That’s either a really awesome or really weird gift…

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