So did you see the 100th episode of Numb3rs last night, ever notice any religion in Numb3rs, or ever find Charlie Eppes’ special graphics that pop up when he starts talking slightly annoying? This is some of the latest buzz about the show around town.
Charlie’s Graphics Are a Budget Killer
Ellen over at Philly.com says the graphics that pop up whenever Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz) begins to explain a concept about a case is probably adding to the budget. I wondered that same thing, and overall I sometimes find the “presentations” a little distracting. That is really a good catch though. Just in case some bigwig decides to try to mess with one of our favorite FBI dramas, we’ve got at least two votes on mowing down Charlie’s graphics.
Numb3rs Has Religion?
It’s been noted at Variety that some slight religious topics have snuck into this season’s Numb3rs. Ken Sanzel, the executive producer of the show says that CBS was more open this time around to letting the showrunners “experiment” with Don (Rob Morrow…pictured above), and he cites some examples.
One of my favorite examples is from the last season, when Don is left feeling a bit uneasy after he realizes the FBI will not punish him for breaking the rules in getting the job done. Some of the others include Don going to a temple, and when he has to take a prisoner to a synagogue. I think allowing Don to touch on his faith adds more layers to the show, and am thankful that there’s a healthy balance.
Numb3rs 100th Episode – Disturbed
The biggest buzz is the “100th Episode” (Disturbed) aired last night, and was it a treat because it had a lot of goodies that serious fans of the show could appreciate (some of Charlie’s math theorems from when he first began helping to solve cases). Not only that, Charlie had to stop worrying about almost getting his brother killed from last week, and focus all of his skills on finding a serial killer who blends in much too well.
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