Working for the FBI, a mathematician uses equations to help solve various crimes.
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 Charlie Eppes / ... (119 episodes, 2005-2010)
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 Don Eppes (118 episodes, 2005-2010)
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 Alan Eppes (114 episodes, 2005-2010)
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 David Sinclair (114 episodes, 2005-2010)
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 Amita Ramanujan (99 episodes, 2005-2010)
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 Dr. Larry Fleinhardt (94 episodes, 2005-2010)
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 Colby Granger (93 episodes, 2005-2010)
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 Megan Reeves (60 episodes, 2005-2008)
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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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The season one theme music (which on DVD can only be found on the pilot) is an arrangement of an excerpt from the song "Once In A Lifetime" by the Talking Heads. See more »

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Charlie Eppes: When we're working together, we talk and we laugh, and there's? an energy. And I don't understand why that doesn't work outside the office. Why don't we have anything else to talk about?
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: You know, you're making an underlying assumption here that I question.
Charlie Eppes: What's that?
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: That there's something else you have to talk about. See, when you see two people unable to talk about politics or movies...
Charlie Eppes: Hey, movies, I - I can - I can talk about - I just saw the penguin movie.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: I see two extraordinary minds ...
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Once in a Lifetime
Written by David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz (as Christopher Frantz),
Jerry Harrison and Tina Weymouth (as Martina Weymouth)
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Excellent
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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