FBI agent Don Eppes recruits his younger brother, Charlie, a mathematical genius and college professor, to help solve some of Don’s toughest cases. Although others at the bureau are sceptical of Charlie’s involvement, he finds support in a colleague at the university where he teaches.
Numbers is one of those shows that I kept on meaning to finish but never did but I’ve just finished watching the first three seasons. I MADE IT. Well not quite, but I’m halfway there and living on a prayer. Anyway, this show is kind of weird. I mean, I adore it. The acting is great, characters are okay…and somehow it manages to be a procedural and have decent backstory at the same time. That’s probably the most impressive part of the show, mostly because I can just tune in during the non-procedural parts when I need to focus on something else and feel like I haven’t missed anything. Clearly that’s how the show is supposed to be watched.
Anyway, yes, back when the show started I was an impressionable young’un who actually enjoyed the math side of things. Now? Not so much. Some of the theories are interesting and some are dull. but there’s a nice mix and also Special Agent Don Eppes is my TV husband (the show started in 2005 when having a TV husband was normal, so, I’m still cool, I swear!) and I can look at his face whenever that happens.
This show actually reminds me of SPN in many ways – they’re sort of similar. Freakishly smart younger brother helps older brother solve cases, Dad’s on the scene, mom’s dead, brothers didn’t speak for years, older brother harbours jealousy, there’s a bumbling side kick etc. I’m sure that there a million other shows with the same similarities, but I thought it was interesting that both shows started during the same year. I think I like the Eppes brothers better than the Winchesters. They’re less crazy.
Season 1 – 3 are mostly procedural. The main backstory plots are Charlie and Amita, whose relationship I struggle to care about, Don and his various girlfriends and the bumbling sidekick going on a NASA mission, Don and baseball, Charlie and math etc etc etc. The end of season 3 was some bullshit though! Agent Colby Granger was revealed to be a spy working for the Chinese. I was mostly ignoring the episode, but I looked up just to let out a customary ‘Oh, hell no!’ and the travesty occurring on my screen. Colby is awesome. HOW CAN HE BE A SPY? Rude.
I’m hoping that season 4 will be a little more interesting, but even if it isn’t, the show makes for pleasant background noise and general viewing which is all I’m after. It’s definitely going back on my ‘Favourite Shows’ list.
In other news, it’s my birthday. Yay, me! And I hear that Gilmore Girls may be back. Hopefully Dean Forrester’s good for nothing cheating ass doesn’t make an appearance. I never finished the show and probably won’t watch any revival but, I feel very strongly about that. LOL.
I’ll probably have the Gotham review up later on as well, if I have time.