Is anyone else watching this show? We’ve talked before about how Alias was a big geek tech show, and this one is the same, but less with the tech and more with the geek.
Don is an FBI agent. His brother Charlie is a world-class mathmetician who can apply numbers to any problem, like predicting where bank robbers will strike next or tracking a rapist to his home by examining the pattern of his crimes.
It’s well done. The show does a good job of visualizing the math on-screen and explaining the theories behind the equations. They actually make it seem interesting, though I don’t know how legitimate any of the math actually is.
At the heart of the show is the geek Charlie, who always seems shell-shocked when his sterile equations lead to showdowns with real people, bullets, and blood. I had to crack a smile in episode two when he actually used the ubiquitous Windows game Minesweeper to explain to a colleague why he had made an error in his last analysis.
It seems to be a hit for CBS, which is good. But I like it, which is bad since every show I like invariably gets cancelled.