Working for the F.B.I., a mathematician uses equations to help solve various crimes.
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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 (

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How do you solve a crime in a city of 8 million? It's all in the numbers. See more »


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David Krumholtz grew up in Rego Park, New York, and did his first commercial for a Forest Hills restaurant. Rob Morrow played Dr. Joel Fleischman from Forest Hills, on Northern Exposure (1990). Judd Hirsch played John Lacey, who lived in Rego Park, on Dear John (1988). Forest Hills and Rego Park are two adjoining areas in Queens, New York. See more »


Alan Eppes: Yeah, yeah, sure. I need you to come to dinner... at the house, on Wednesday. I have a date.
Don Eppes: Oh yeah? A date? Hey, well, that's good. With who?
Alan Eppes: Well, it's someone Art knows from yoga. Yeah, her name's Jill. He says she's smart, she's funny, and, uh, quite flexible. So, I, I, eh, I, wh-, we're having dinner at the house, and I would like you to be there.
Don Eppes: Hey, look, hey. No. Just take her somewhere low-key, you'll do fine.
Alan Eppes: Look, it's my first date in over thirty-five years; I would like memorable...
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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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Constantly degrading
16 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

As an engineer, I must say this show's first season started out very promising. Most of the applied mathematics were somewhat plausible, and the relationships portrayed between the Eppes brothers and father gave the show an interesting edge.

But after the first season, the show started degrading, heavily. Most of the mathematics and technology used in crime solving is now utter gibberish and very laughable to all people involved in science & technology for real.

The involvement from the actors still feels okay and I can imagine a fair amount of money is still going into producing each episode, but in the end, this has degraded to a very unpleasantly tasting dish which is a mix of a grade C action thriller and CSI style cop show.

If you are gonna watch it, go for only the first season and possibly parts of the second. Thereafter I would not waste my time. Myself, I gave the show up midway through season 3.

Season 1 - 8 stars Season 2 - 5 stars Season 3 - 3 stars

Let's sum that up to 4 stars. Since Charlie doesn't know his math anymore, I won't bother with the correctness of mine either.

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