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This is ALMOST your basic cop show but A LOT better, in my opinion. The
main character is an FBI agent. The "hook" of this show is that
Detective Epps brings his brother Charlie, a math professor in to help
solve the cases. Charlie uses all sorts of math equations, statistics
and probabilities to help Don solve the case.
What makes the show special for me, is the "personal life" stuff of the brothers. We see a lot of Don's and Charlie's dad and that is what makes the difference for me - it is those family scenes really make the show for me.
The cast in this show is EXCELLENT, in my opinion. Rob Morrow, from "Northern Exposure" plays Don and Judd Hirsch ("Taxi") plays the father. Peter MacNichol is also a professor at the university and drops in to add insight and humor to the situations.... HE is my favorite. Just a GREAT character WONDERFULLY played. David Krumholtz plays Charlie (only known to me because of "The Santa Clause 1 & 2")... the "kid" who was always WAY too smart.. the family never really knew how to handle him, it seems. The brothers have had problems in the past... they grew apart and lost touch, but now, working together has brought them back a little closer.
It is terrific to see Judd Hirsch back on TV. I think that he is doing an excellent job of playing the father of two adult sons. He meddles JUST enough to prove that he is a good father, but not overly so that you don't think the "kids" are real adults making their own decisions.
It's nice to see that we see the brothers going back and forth about being right.... They are both competent people - So often in the family shows, you see one brother overcompensating or always overshadowing the other. This show proves that each is very good at what he does.. AND each recognizes that the other brother is very good as well.
A great show all around.
Yikes! At the risk of being very unpopular I am going to go against the
grain and say that this show is almost completely unbelievable and I
cringe through much of it. Also, bear in mind that I usually watch this
show while programming *AND* I have a math degree... so theoretically,
I'm their target audience!
Almost every show I've watched seems to start the same way: very complicated crime/crisis with "Math" guy coming up with some impossibly complicated explanation on how impossibly complex and advanced mathematics solution can catch/predict bad guys by doing some analysis on some "data". OK, immediate suspension of dis-belief because of course this "data" can only exist with an incredible effort of man-power, money, and the violation of EVERY right to privacy that exists be it governments/businesses/individuals. And I won't even get it into the cameras with impossibly high resolutions or "Math" guy being the antithesis of every math genius I've ever met!
Is it a bad show... no! Am I glad kids are watching it and thinking "it's cool to be good at math"? Sure, I guess. However it's kind of like kids reading Harry Potter; at least they are reading but you just wish it was something better! Admittedly, I still watch the show. But at every commercial break, I do spin the channels.
I am a person with average math score and I used to hate Math. This
shows came out and I'm so skeptical about the concept not until i
actually seen it (accidentally). Finally a TV shows that makes math
cool and not some nerd chomping some eraser hiding under their mamma's
basement. This movie works really well with average minded individual
without feeling insulted and saying "what?".
Like many successful TV show, it relies on quality of cast and script. The story is good enough to keep you interested. I don't question the validity of math concept, but they explain it in a more understandable basis.
Less violence and sexual content than CSI almost for everyone even less violent than Harry Potter Goblet of Fire.
Colby Granger is a interesting character for this show! He adds good
chemistry to this show. I just don't know why. It's just everyone is so
highly respectable, well known, and et cetera. Colby is kinda of a guy
who is more down to earth, easy going.... Makes this show more real. i
figured he's only guest star.. i hope he is still in the show for the
Also I love this show! I never missed it! I love the chemistry between father and sons having close friendship filled with humor, care, and all those things I wish to share with my family! It is fun to watch Charlie and Don fighting over for no reason... I wish i could be an agent working for them. It's going to be awesome time to work with them!
When I first watched this show, I liked it but I didn't think each episode would be good. Now, this show along with CSI Miami are the best law enforcement shows on TV right now. I'm old school so when it comes to law enforcement shows, there will never be any better than Starsky & Hutch or Miami Vice!! But Numb3rs is the first FBI show that I've seen in a while. It's good to see a positive side to law enforcement. They're not all crazy people with a license to kill. Some of them actually have good sense. Charlie is a math whiz times 10 and what he does might open the door to a career for real-life mathematicians to help solve crimes. Keep up the good work Numb3rs!
To tell you the truth, when i first saw the TV slot for this i was
quick to think CSI ripoff. I was eager to see at least the first
episode though, and so at 8:30 i got ready and turned on the TV, what
happened next was a pleasant surprise.
I quickly found out that i was watching a well acted, well directed, and well researched series. The math is 100% believable, and nothing that happens makes you think that its just full of coincidences.
Even though i cant really see how they are going to make so many episodes with crime solving math, i am really intrigued, and i suggest that you watch this before you diss it.
So far So good, and if it stays at the same level, it will be a very impressive series.
This show is freaken' sweet!! I love this show!!! I am a math geek and
love to work with numbers, but I have never worked with the kind of
formulas used in this program. And I don't care!! What is really
interesting is that a lot of the formulas and equations that Charlie
(the mathematician/main character)works with are real.
I read a Popular Science article about it and they scientist and mathematicians were loving it. A few of the equations are created and a university that has been working with the show from the beginning. A professor's hand has even been substituted in a few shots of writing the equations on the chalkboard. Any way if you have not seen this show yet I recommend that you do. It is absolutely wonderful.
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***Comments contain spoilers*** I was barely holding on to this show as
appointment TV when they started the annoying music under EVERY SCENE,
when Don Epps was averaging almost a shooting per case, when the very
nasally Diane Farr was obviously pregnant (but we weren't to notice)
and when Colby was a f*****g TRIPLE agent. But now, in tonight's
episode,David is trapped with a paranoid, nut job who is an OBVIOUS
amateur with a gun, in an elevator and....HE CAN'T DISARM HIM. A
trained, experienced field agent who has been 1st through the door many
times and is experienced in hand-to-hand fighting, CAN'T TAKE OUT A NUT
JOB. Not when said nut job blinks, looks away, drops his head, closes
his eyes; not even when he looks up at the fiber optic wire wriggling
around the ceiling like a stripper on a pole for 20 seconds.
Then the scene came that let me know that as much as I enjoy learning from the chubby, frumpish but very charming Charles Epps and his sexy sidekick/love interest Amita, my Friday nights will be better spent otherwise engaged. Don gives David the "distress word" that is the code for "The s**t is about to go down"; David is ready, they kill the lights, drop the elevator, startle the nut job and......
David CANNOT DISARM/KILL/BEAT INTO SUBMISSION THE NUT JOB. The bad guy ends up with BOTH GUNS, David ends up SHOT.
I'm done. Hope the NUMB3RS are fun.
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Really great chemistry with an FBI agent and his younger brother, a
math whiz as both solve crime by doing it with equations. The show
proves you don't have to use a gun and violence to solve a crime. You
can do it with your brain and teamwork.
An underrated but great show. That is missed. And one of the few shows I admit to watching pretty regularly. David Krumholtz as the math genius brother Charlie and Rob Morrow as his FBI agent older brother, Don Epps. Along with Judd Hirsch as their widowed father.
As we see the personal relationships with them and the FBI team of Don's. Which made the show great. Not just a crime of the week thing. But it is the chemistry of the two lead actors of Morrow and Krumholtz and the others really interesting!
A series about violent crime that doesn't glorify violence in any
way...a show where each episode involves guns and knives, but isn't
about them, doesn't focus on them, and even though the graphic violent
crimes are shown in action and in photographs isn't out to shock you.
A genius approach to modern television that offends as few people as is possible while managing to attract the largest audience...bravo. I've seen the entire six seasons several times and though i miss the characters i see why it had to end...they were running out of viable scenarios where math and science would be both understandable to the audience, and without rehashing old episode tragedies.
I am jealous of those who haven't seen any of these shows, i would love to see the entire six seasons for the first time, again...
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