January 24, 2005


I had hopes for this show. It's clearly an attempt to do another CSI-like, solve crimes with Science, thing. But it didn't work for me.

The problem is that they faked the numbers stuff. They just TOLD us that it was math that was providing the solution, and showed us all sorts of gobbledy-gook formulas, that were supposed to impress.

The thing that makes the "science" of CSI seem real, is that it's not so complicated that we don't understand it. When whats-his-name says that the bugs are a particular type, that take 16 days to mature, you can easily see the connection that the dead body has been lying there for 16 days. Numb3rs didn't give us any science that we thought we understood.

So I'm disappointed. I'll probably watch the next ep. just to see if it gets better, but I'm not optimistic.

Posted by jackhodgson at January 24, 2005 09:19 AM