Numb3rs 6 Seasons 2005

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Season 1
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1. Pilot AGES_15_AND_OVER

As Don races to capture a serial rapist who has begun to murder his victims, Charlie uses a mathematical equation to identify the killer's point of origin.

Starring:
David Krumholtz,Rob Morrow
Runtime:
43 minutes

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Pilot

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Action & Adventure, Crime
Director Davis Guggenheim &Mick Jackson
Starring David Krumholtz, Rob Morrow
Supporting actors Judd Hirsch, Alimi Ballard
Season year 2005
Network CBS Studios International
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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Format: DVD
I rather liked the first season of Numb3rs and I certainly do not regret watching it, but let it be said, that this is NOT a master piece.

The show is about two brothers who happen to work together for FBI, solving federal crimes in Los Angeles. Don Eppes (Rob Morrow) is a senior agent of FBI, a still young but already very experienced veteran who also worked in the past for US Marshals. His younger brother, Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz) is a civilian and has a regular work at one of California universities but he also consults for FBI - and he is a very appreciated asset, because he is a genius in mathematics. The brothers work well together, although there is a little tension between them, resulting from the days of their childhood, when Charlie, being the genius kid, was getting much more attention from the parents...

Street wise Don and mathematically gifted Charlie are a great team. In this season they mostly work with agent Terry Lake (Sabrina Lloyd), a cute young blond woman, soft in speech but very tough in a gunfight and agent David Sinclair (Alimi Ballard), a very ambitious, smart and physically powerful black man. One of Charlie's students, Amita Ramanujan (Navi Rawat) occasionally helps in the mathematics - she also has a powerful but totally hopeless crush on her professor.

Eppes brothers have lost their mother to cancer but their father, Alan Eppes (Judd Hirsh) is still with them and they still orbit around his calm and wise presence. The last significant character is dr Larry Fleinhardt (Peter MacNicol, of "Ally McBeal" fame) - a genius astrophysician, a treasure of wisdom and a delightful comic character.

Now, "Numb3rs" are not "CSI" or "Law and Order".
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Anita on 26 Nov. 2006
Format: DVD
I hope the meaning of this saying is clear. Usaually I'm too lazy to write reviews, but when you get to see something that good, you kind of want to share the joy: buy it, watch it, enjoy it!

We do not have Numb3rs on TV here in Lithuania, I just happened to stumble on it by chance. As a "somebody who once tried, but failed to become a pro of applied maths" myself, I considered it as a great challenge to the authors: to create cases, that can be solved by mathematical methods. In fact in some cases the maths does seem overimposed a bit, but it never, never leaves you disappointed. The plots are really good, there's not even a moment, when you'd feel bored, you get some good characters, not only the two brothers Don (who is with FBI) and Charlie (a professor of applied maths), who use different ways to solve crimes. Plenty of close-ups to appreciate the actors' work, if you are up to it. And this little moment at the end of every episode, to create an incredibly warm atmosphere, like when Charlie pretends he got interested in golf, just to please his father.

Just a couple of minor nuisances. The discs are packed in quite a stupid way, one atop on another. And then it seems quite unfair to have only 12 episodes in season 1. So it's "only" 5 stars. If not for these flaws, it might be 6!

A cry for help for the end: what about season 2 for region 2??? And it's already 24 episodes, as far as I know.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A. Smallwood on 17 Nov. 2008
Format: DVD
On the face of it, a TV show about a guy that helps to solve crimes by using mathematics sounds a little bit far-fetched and boring. However, this is a show that will appeal to more than just mathematics geeks (me included). It brings together a number of interesting characters, very well portrayed by the various actors, and creates a believable and interesting story every week. The use of maths is a new twist on the standard crime TV show and adds a freshness and new feel to the program. David Krumholtz provides a believable and, perhaps more importantly, a likeable persona to the main man Charlie Eppes and after just one or two episodes you really begin to understand and sympathise with his character (if not the maths that he uses).

Numb3rs is a program that will have something for everybody, and now that it has dropped so low in price it is definitely worth a try.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. L. Rees TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 July 2010
Format: DVD
Never play cards with Charlie Eppes. You will lose - not only at cards but at practically everything else, except perhaps golf. Numbers are his passion, he able to see permutations few others can, results startling and accurate.

FBI brother Don increasingly calls on his services, Charlie promptly to become immersed in equations and formulae to help steer LA cops onto the right track. Almost unerringly he pinpoints where the serial rapist lives and where he is next likely to strike, outwits computer hackers, anticipates the bank robbers' next port of call, traces the source of a killer flu virus, locates a railway saboteur - and much else besides.

Maths has been made interesting, which cannot often be said. The series owes more to cerebral activity than to action (although there is still quite a bit). The outcome may not appeal to those who prefer their cop shows jampacked with corrupt colleagues, mavericks, messy divorces, torrid romances, alcoholic excesses and other ploys to boost the ratings. Here the officers are competent, simply getting on with the job.

Strengths? An unusual premise (numbers the key to everything), a fine script, charismatic leads. Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz impress as Don and Charlie, their bond palpable and movingly depicted. Tactfully Don is coaxing Charlie out of an often reclusive existence. There, numbers have been his safety blanket when he is otherwise unable to cope - as throughout their mother's terminal illness. Family scenes with their dad (Judd Hirsch) generate a real warmth, they all in different ways getting on with life after their loss.
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