Tuesday, May 16, 2006

What do you really think of NUMB3RS?

Or more to the point, what do mathematicians think of NUMB3RS? For a partial answer, see the discussion on Ars Mathematica.

5 comments:

Teresa said...

I've never seen the show and I keep forgetting to try and watch it. Maybe someday I'll catch it in reruns. That's how I've watched 99.9% of all television shows over the years. LOL.

Harvey said...

Personally, I think it seems like they often work a little TOO hard to force the mathematics angle into the script, causing the stories to come off as a little clunky & disjointed. After you watch several episodes, it's feels like they're using mathematics like Batman's utility belt - a solution for every problem, no matter how far-fetched.

Still, it's good in small doses, and I'm glad Judd Hirsch has found a steady paycheck :-)

MathCogIdiocy said...

But don't you know that mathematics IS the solution to every problem? *grin*

TV Guy said...

I think the show is fantastic. Good to see Hirsch on a weekly basis, and the math angle, while forced sometimes (How on earth did the FBI solve anything before Charlie??), still very entertaining...

greg

MathCogIdiocy said...

TV Guy - I have an almost over-powering urge to say, "did they solve anything before Charlie?" But I'll be good. *snork*