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It's a White Collar job for The Middleman's Natalie Morales

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 8th 2009 10:02AM
Natalie MoralesSomehow I don't think this new gig will be as much fun as her old one. But out of love for The Middleman, I will be happy that Natalie Morales has been upgraded to series regular on White Collar. The job started as a two-episode guest spot, so I guess somebody was impressed with our Dub-Dub. If I can't have one of the best shows of the past several years, I should at least be satisfied when the people that brought it to life find new gigs.

The premise of White Collar puts it in that procedural category that generally doesn't appeal to me. But the twist on the formula is fairly novel. Con artist captured by the Feds offers to work with them to nab other criminals in exchange for his freedom. Morales joins the mix as a junior FBI agent who has enough smarts and attitude to hold her own with both the men in uniform and the criminals they're tackling.

Morales hadn't done much before or after The Middleman, so I was worried that she might fade into obscurity. I really thought she had such a refreshing energy, it would be a shame to not utilize it somewhere. I think her spunky attitude would be a perfect mix for the premise of White Collar.

Hopefully, the show will have a bit of a lighter side as well, so her comedic chops can get a chance to shine through. Maybe Matt Keeslar can show up as a guest star and we can reunite the dynamic duo for one last go 'round. Scratch that, I'm still rooting for The Middleman reunion special so we can get some closure.

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I was getting worried there too. I thought I heard that once the Middleman was canceled the networks were desperately trying to get her to sign talent deals, but nothing happened there.
This makes me even more thrilled about White Collar, the show is going to be awesome. Hopefully she isn't a minor characters. Then again, minor characters on USA tend to have a lot of screen time.

September 08 2009 at 6:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yummy!... I mean yeah!

September 08 2009 at 1:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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