The show that aired on CBS had a great run for six seasons in five years. It went off the air at the end of the 2009-2010 season. What was unique about the show when it first came on? What was the downfall of the show in the later seasons? The cast seemed to be tighter in the first few seasons but in the later seasons there were too many cast members. Anyone want to discuss about the show on here. Feel free to start right now.
What were your favorite actors and actresses on the show?%0D\
I started losing interest when Larry stopped being smarter than Charlie and got his own story lines. An astronaut? Really? And then he hooks up with Megan? Then, Charlie stopped being the lovable nerd and became Amita''s stud. In short, characters lost their geekiness .\
Also, there was only so far they could go with using math to solve the crimes. \
One weakness of the show I loved, however, was that David was always the cop doing the conventional police work: going over arrest reports, pulling files, checking data bases. Without David they never would have solved a crime, yet the others got so much more attention.
I liked Diane Farr, and the quirkiness the show had in its first couple of seasons.\
I also love the Craftsman house and furnishings where Charlie and his dad lived.
What is/are numb 3rs??? how is it pronounced?
What about the relationship between Don and Liz?
Diane Farr just did an episode of White Collar.
I wish they''d had the guts to make Colby Granger gay. It would have made the episodes with Shawn Hatosy much more interesting. I remember in one episode Charlie got flowers or a gift from an anonymous admirer and I always thought it was Colby. I don''t think that was ever revealed.\
I loved the characters that made occasional appearances, like Oswald Kittner, LAPD Lt. Walker and FBI Agent Edgerton. I always wished that Christina Ricci had done a guest appearance for a mini Addams Family Values reunion.
I went on Internet Movie Database web site and some of the posters on there said when they added Sophina Brown, who played Nikki Betancourt on the show, was the downfall of the show.%0D\
They didn''t like her character because the writers didn''t really know what to do with her.
I love Diane Farr. Diane Farr is the greatest!
I loved the show and hated to see it go, since there is so little on TV that engages the brain.\
My SO and I both agreed that it was the first and only TV show we had ever watched in which we wanted to nail every one of the male actors/characters, including Judd HIrsch. Well, that''s not totally true; the only one we weren''t interested in was Dylan Bruno, the planted eye candy.\
Diane Farr was a loss. I agree with OP that the addition of Sophina Brown dragged it way down, as she was a zero character dropped in a mix of complex characters.
David has made a pilot for Fox called "Tax Man": "comedy about an irs agent trying hard to believe that his job is good and noble and provides a very important, vital service." in development for 2010-2011 season, which sounds like it might be a mid-season replacement.
And Rob''s in a new show on ABC with Maura Tierney called "The Whole Truth": "The new drama series from Jerry Bruckheimer Television will air Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET this fall on ABC. With a unique alternative narrative structure that chronicles the way a case is built from the perspectives of both the defense and prosecution, "The Whole Truth" shows each side equally and keeps its audience guessing, shifting allegiances of guilt or innocence until the very final scene. Kathryn Peale (Tierney), the product of a New England background and a sheriff father, is a deputy bureau chief in the Manhattan District Attorney''s office. Jimmy Brogan (Rob Morrow, "Numb3rs"), born and raised in Hell''s Kitchen and a friend of Kathryn''s since their days at Yale Law School, is one of New York''s rising criminal attorney stars. These two evenly matched legal masters will square off each week as the central characters of the series."
Rob Morrow is 90% hotter now than he was in his Northern Exposure days.
That''s what good plastic surgery will buy you.
I don''t think it''s plastic surgery. Don''t care.%0D\
He''s just now all grown up; mature, MORE manly. Note I didn''t say "manly".
Rob Morrow had both ANOTHER nose job and a chin implant. Possibly good cheek implants, too.%0D\
(He already had a nose job prior to NORTHERN EXPOSURE.)
Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon
Does anyone on here know if there were some friction between the cast members, the creators, and the writers of the show?
Never heard of it. And it was on five years?! Either I''m totally out of it or network TV is now irrelevant.
Numb3rs on Friday night. You might have had other things to do then.
It''s on Mon-Thurs at 4AM & 5AM on TNT.
Thanks for the info, r22.
There was a thread a while back based on a blind item about a prima donna star of a series, and the consensus was the it was Rob Morrow.\
Since then I''ve wondered how that works since Morrow had a number of very well established and well regarded co-stars in ''Numb3rs'' - how and why they would put up with him.\
So i would also be interested in any info from that set.
They should have made the Liz character a lesbian.
Does anyone on here have a favorite Numb3rs episode?
I watched a couple of episodes while on a plane to Seattle. Probably a good show, but I was shocked at the size of Rob Morrow''s ass. Seriously huge and shaped like a woman''s.
I watched a few episodes but it was one of those shows, like The Mentalist where you like most/all the actors but something is not working. The guy who played Charlie was adorable though. He was in one of those Santa Claus movies and I thought he was terribly annoying in that.
I thought Aya Sumkia did a great job playing Liz Warner.
Diane Farr did a wonderful job playing Megan on the show.
The first season was pretty good, but it did seem to be a bit of a one trick pony. \
And it always seemed as if there were only 3 or 4 FBI agents in all of LA.
Great point, r35.
Come on R35 - you could say that about all procedurals.
I wish that it could have been around for one more season to finish up all of the loose ends.
Judd Hirsch always did a great job on the show.
I saw something on DL awhile ago about Rob Morrow getting a blow job in a limo. Anybody have any info?
Oh, and I meant, from a guy.
I would be great to see Navi Rawat and Aya Sumika in something else. Even if they don''t work together anymore. It would be nice. Sophina Brown just got married not too long ago. I believe she will go back to doing theater.
Who watches the show in syndication?%0D\
TBS is rerunning the show now. I think it''s great.
Oops, I meant TNT.
I would rim David Krumholtz!
What are the cast members from the show doing now?%0D\
What other shows are they on?
I loved this show and thought it was an intriguing idea. Actually, I think there is a lot of case solving that could be done with math. And I always like the quirkiness of Diane Farr. The Oswald Kittner character was one of my favorites. \
I can''t really say what happened to make it less good for me, but I started out glued to my set on Friday evening for the show and ended up not caring whether I missed an episode later in the series. The stuff involving the professors was always better for me than the stuff involving shoot-em-up FBI chases, which made it like every other show, except for Larry''s nonsense the last couple of seasons. One math guy who had a NUMB3RS blog said that after the first few seasons they got away from the math, which was the downfall.
I agree with you, r56.
Don''s guilt over killing Crystal Hoyle and letting Edgerton interrogate Buck Winters (from the Spree"/"Two Daughters" two-parter) seemed to knock the show off kilter, as did Granger''s seemingly traitorous behavior. Don lost his edge and David and Colby''s interpersonal dynamic was changed. While that may have been good drama, it still might have been too much change for the viewer.\
Also, the show''s repeated devices (e.g. Charlie''s analogies for his equations) probably got annoying for the average viewer who''d rather see car chases and gunfights.
Great point, r58.
[quote]What are the cast members from the show doing now? What other shows are they on?\
You can check the IMDb just as easily as we can, OP.
Alimi Ballard is going to be in the Fast & the Furious 5 movie.
R88, I started losing interest when the show began to veer away from the math and more toward the shoot-em-up on every other law and order-type show. When the show began the primary focus was on the university and the math approach to crime solving. We saw some of the FBI but it was a lot less. The show started out more focused on Charlie and his alternative approach. It moved to focusing on Don''s crime solving with only a bit of Charlie toward the end. Add Larry''s increased silliness and, basically, the show lost its way.
I could never decide who I wanted to fuck more: David K or Alimi B. They were both so fucking hot. The others were meh.
I think the writers missed the opportunity of keeping Don Eppes and Liz Warner together. Then again, they preferred Don with Robin in the end.%0D\
At least Charlie and Amita got married in the end.
What did anyone thought of Peter MacNicol''s performance on NUMB3RS?
I thought he was great until they started with the space shit.
What about Judd Hirsch?
I wish I knew who had beef with certain cast members on the show. I don''t think we will ever know what went on the set behind the scenes.
We thought it would be a good plot twist for David Sinclair and Colby Granger to end up in bed together. It was obvious they were in "bro love"; the only thing they hadn''t done (as far as we knew) was have a few six packs together on a lonely night and some "I was so drunk blowjobs".
Very funny, r102.
I am positive it was Colby who sent Charlie the anonymous gift.
David Sinclair was probably the best character for Rob Morrow at the time of his life.
Navi Rawat played a lesbian restaurateur on "Flash Forward."
That''s right, r108.
If anyone is interested, the pilot episode is running tonight on TNT at 4AM (ET). Set your DVRs.
Alimi Ballard appeared in "Fast Five" last year.
Sophina Brown is gorgeous. Sometimes I wonder if people don't like black characters/actors on their fav shows, as opposed to if the same character/actor was not black...
I see David Krumholtz is currently being treated for thyroid cancer. Hope he does well, I loved him as Charlie.
"Sophina Brown is gorgeous. Sometimes I wonder if people don't like black characters/actors on their fav shows, as opposed to if the same character/actor was not black..."
That is so true, 112.
On the tp of all of that r112. Sophina Brown is a Christian and married to Henry Simmons. He appeared in "Shark" with her. He had also done NYPD Blue.
I wanna like Krumholtz's hairy hole for hours!
Aya Sumika who played Liz Warner on the show is running a ribbon company called Midori Ribbon.
I had never heard of this show until now, it shows up on ion. I do not like Rob Morrow's character at all, he's disconnected to his 'family', is arrogant, just isn't believable as a tough cop, and sexy man. He's too old, great plastic surgery though. No one really seems connected to one another, Judd Hearsh (sp?) seems like an after thought , he kinda show's up from time to time, no wise 'Taxi' musings :/ the kid from "10 Things I Hate about you" looks amazing ;) his character is the most enjoyable. The writing is weak and the math.... well, really is that the angle? using math to solve murder? oh well, I guess it didn't work too well
I watched it DESPITE Rob Morrow, who I cannot stand.
It ran for 6 seasons, R118: by what criteria does that translate as not working so well?
Diane Farr did a great job for three seasons on the show. She was on there from the second season to the fourth season.
This is now on ION.
People who don't like Rob Morrow are just anti-Semitic.
Anyone have any gossip about the show?
I'm late to the party, am enjoying the first season.
Why did Sabrina leave?
never saw it.
Sabrina Lloyd left because she didn't feel she was being employed adequately. She left on her own accord.
Rob Morrow displays an impressively large and full buttocks in his tight jeans in this show.
Krumholtz has always been up and down with his weight. Ever see him in "Slums of Beverly Hills"?
Yeah, R128, they didn't use her well. I loved her on Sports Night.
I find Krumholtz very attractive - much more than Morrow.
What is Krumholtz's status? Married, kids?
Here's a little dish from guest actor D.J. Qualls, posted yesterday:
"There are two times when I didn't have a good time on a show. I didn't have fun on Big Bang Theory. I liked the people, but a sitcom format was something I'd never done before. I'm from the single camera world. It was tough to adjust to it. Im a perfectionist and I white knuckled that whole experience. If I did it again, I'd probably have a different outlook. The other was Numbers. I did an episode of that show. I cant remember why I did it. I didn't like the character. I must have been bored and ready to work. That happens sometimes. There was also an actor on that show that made it less fun. It wasn't David Krumholtz."
Doesn't Rob Morrow have quite the diva rep?
R134 - I can't stand Morrow. Krumholtz seems much more down to earth from what I've seen of him.