Working for the F.B.I., a mathematician uses equations to help solve various crimes.
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Series cast summary:
...  Charlie Eppes / ... 119 episodes, 2005-2010
...  Don Eppes 118 episodes, 2005-2010
...  Alan Eppes 114 episodes, 2005-2010
...  David Sinclair 114 episodes, 2005-2010
...  Amita Ramanujan 99 episodes, 2005-2010
...  Dr. Larry Fleinhardt 94 episodes, 2005-2010
...  Colby Granger 93 episodes, 2005-2010
...  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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How do you solve a crime in a city of 8 million? It's all in the numbers. See more »


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Ironically, David Krumholtz (who failed Algebra I twice, and hated math in school) plays a mathematician, while Dylan Bruno (who graduated from M.I.T. with a math-heavy engineering degree) plays the math-challenged F.B.I. Agent. See more »

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Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: You know, here's a discussion: Why is it that we remember the past and not the future?
Charlie Eppes: That's a tough one, Larry.
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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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great show
4 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is an awesome show, definitely one of the best CBS has rolled out in a long time. In an age when TV shows are playing themselves out early by relying on tired ideas, Numb3rs has the potential for great things, because it's starting with an original idea that builds from something that is a great basis for a TV show; Crime. David Krumholtz is truly awesome in his Role as Charlie, the brilliant mathematician who helps his brother, Don (Rob Morrow, of "Northern Exposure" fame) solve FBI crimes using his mind and intelligence (oh no!) thru mathematics. The show will be a bit much for some folks; lots of quick moving thoughts, fast ideas and not a lot of gun play. The series is executive produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, both whom are known for electrifying stories to new levels. Their influence is felt on the camera work; the show moves like a film, not like a TV show. These few factors plus great writing will hopefully keep this show alive for a long time, beating out the boredom of most shows on ABC and NBC as of late. Five stars out of five. Catch this show.


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