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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People lie. Numbers don't. 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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Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: You know that it's considered unsolvable?
Charlie Eppes: Well, certainly people who have failed to solve it might think that.
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Referenced in Hell's Kitchen: Leaving It on the Line (2017) See more »

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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 pswanson00See 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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