'Numb3rs - The Third Season'
(Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, et al / 6-Disc DVD / NR / (2005) 2007 / Paramount Home Video)
Overview: FBI Special Agent Don Eppes recruits his mathematical genius brother Charlie to help the Bureau solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles. The two brothers take on the most confounding criminal cases from a very distinctive perspective. Assisting Don at the FBI is behavioral specialist Megan Reeves and FBI agents David Sinclair and Colby Granger. Charlie’s colleagues at the University where he teaches include Dr. Larry Fleinhardt and former grad student Amita Ramanjuan, both of whom offer their math expertise to assist Charlie with the most perplexing cases. Don and Charlie’s father, Alan Eppes, is pleased to see his two sons working together, but fears their competitive nature will lead to trouble.
DVD Verdict: Having now watched the third season on DVD along with watcing it all when it was on TV, true to form it remains one of the best shows on TV. The characters all work really well together and the stellar "family" trio of David Krumholtz, Rob Morrow, and Judd Hirsch again work their magic in this well-written and well-acted third season. As much as this show is about the FBI or mathematics (and the great connection the two can have in common), it also is about family, in the literal sense but also in regards to people you work with.
Ultimately, you care about these characters (especially if you have seen the other two seasons, but isn't required) and the differences their jobs and their lives create between them. The subject matter is heavy at times (and not recommended for children) but some of the other "heavy" episodes aren't anything they aren't already exposed so could make this show fresh by its bringing mathematics away from just geeks and making it interesting for all kinds of people.
For those not initiated into their world ... we all use mathematics every day, but in a world of body counts, multiple criminal masterminds, and percentages involving perpetrators who may act again, figures are especially valuable. This is a world of NUMB3RS. Rob Morrow is Don Eppes, an FBI agent who recruits his mathematically gifted brother Charlie (David Krumholtz) to help the Bureau solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles--thus tackling the most baffling criminal cases from two very distinctive perspectives.
Once again, this dynamic series depicts how the convergence of police work and mathematics provides unexpected revelations and answers to the most perplexing criminal questions. Please pick up this wonderful third season and enjoy all 24 compelling episodes. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Cast And Crew Commentaries on Select Episodes
Crunching NUMBERS: Season 3'
Set House Tour