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.