Numb3rs (2005–2010)

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Working for the FBI, a mathematician uses equations to help solve various crimes.

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Series cast summary:
 Charlie Eppes / ... (119 episodes, 2005-2010)
 Don Eppes (118 episodes, 2005-2010)
 Alan Eppes (114 episodes, 2005-2010)
 David Sinclair (114 episodes, 2005-2010)
 Amita Ramanujan (99 episodes, 2005-2010)
 Dr. Larry Fleinhardt (94 episodes, 2005-2010)
 Colby Granger (93 episodes, 2005-2010)
 Megan Reeves (60 episodes, 2005-2008)


In the Los Angeles office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent Don Eppes and his team investigate critical and baffling crimes with a special edge. That advantage is Don's brother, Charles Eppes, a brilliant universalist mathematician who uses the science of mathematics with its complex equations to ferret out the most tricky criminals. With this team, the forces of evil learn their number is up. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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People lie. Numbers don't. See more »


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23 January 2005 (USA)  »

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Num3ers  »

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The Eppes family home is only 1 mile (1.6kM) from the house in The People Under the Stairs (1991). See more »


Alan Eppes: You know, Don and Charlie, they graduated high school on the same day.
Terry Lake: Thank you. Don's mentioned it. A few times.
Alan Eppes: Kind of puts an edge on that sibling rivalry thing, you know.
Terry Lake: I'm sure it does. Having a kid like Charlie had to put some unusual pressure on the family. How old was he when you first realized he was exceptional?
Alan Eppes: He was three when he multiplied four-digit numbers in his head. By the age of four, he needed special teachers, special classes. My wife - I mean, his mother and I, we put...
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Written by David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz (as Christopher Frantz),
Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth (as Martina Weymouth)
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8 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like this show a lot. I'm not mathematically gifted, but I appreciate the logic behind it, and the universal applicability. Robert Heinlein said "If it can't be expressed mathematically, it's not a fact, but opinion," and he was right. I enjoy seeing an extremely intelligent person portrayed as a human being. During the last 15 years many popular shows have featured likable but illiterate louts (the characters of Dan Connor, Joey Tribiani, Jerry Seinfeld, and Doug Heffernan have all stated that they don't read,don't want to read, and don't like to read), and I appreciate having both the central- character brothers shown as bright, each in his own way. I also love the cast of this show. The only one with whom I wasn't familiar was David Krumholtz, and he more than holds his own in this group of old pros. I loved Sabrina Lloyd in the sharply-paced "Sports Night," and she's wonderful here as well. Peter MacNicol may be risking being type-cast as Mr. Looney Tunes, with his socially dysfunctional character in this show following his socially dysfunctional character in "Ally McBeal," but he's so good that it's still a pleasure to watch him work. "NUMB3RS" is primarily a good cop show, not an intellectual exercise, so no viewer should skip it because he's afraid it'll be too brainy for him. I'd recommend this show to anyone who isn't afraid to think, and to watch others do it who are better at it than we.

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