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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According to an interview that Rob Morrow gave to 'The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles', the Eppes family was not explicitly identified as Jewish until the fifth season, when Morrow asked the showrunners to make a point of it and to include a storyline in which his character, Don, starts to explore his religion (Morrow may have forgotten that in the season four episode "Robin Hood," Charlie does mention that he is Jewish). There were some implicit references to the family's Judaism earlier than that, however, including the comment in the very first episode about Alan serving brisket on Friday nights and Don and Charlie's conversation in the Season 3 episode "Provenance" about how it was weird that their mother had wanted a Christmas tree. See more »

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Alan Eppes: Old man?
Charlie Eppes: I use it strictly as a term of endearment, Father.
Alan Eppes: Well, get ready, my little boy, 'cause this old man is gonna kick your ass.
Charlie Eppes: What are ya gonna do? You gonna cheat again?
Alan Eppes: I'm getting the Scrabble board.
[Alan walks away and Charlie has a terrified look on his face]
Charlie Eppes: Uh. uh... Th... Scrabble's missing a piece!
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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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