Working for the F.B.I., a mathematician uses equations to help solve various crimes.
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Series cast summary:
David Krumholtz ...  Charlie Eppes / ... 119 episodes, 2005-2010
Rob Morrow ...  Don Eppes 118 episodes, 2005-2010
Judd Hirsch ...  Alan Eppes 114 episodes, 2005-2010
Alimi Ballard ...  David Sinclair 114 episodes, 2005-2010
Navi Rawat ...  Amita Ramanujan 99 episodes, 2005-2010
Peter MacNicol ...  Dr. Larry Fleinhardt 94 episodes, 2005-2010
Dylan Bruno ...  Colby Granger 93 episodes, 2005-2010
Diane Farr ...  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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2005 (USA) See more »

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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 season four, episode five, "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 season one, episode one, "Pilot", about Alan serving brisket on Friday nights, and Don and Charlie's conversation in season three, episode three, "Provenance", about how it was weird that their mother had wanted a Christmas tree. See more »

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Charlie Eppes: What are you doing here?
Don Eppes: Hey. Well, I'm ready to party like it's 1899.
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Constantly degrading
16 February 2010 | by tr_sSee 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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