Saturday, July 29, 2006

What Betty's Watching, Installment #57

Currently active in the DVD rotation: Numb3rs, in which a heartbreakingly cute geek fights crime using the Power of Math. Dude! I have no idea how this show ever got made, but when I am Ruler of the Universe there will be much more of this sort of thing on TV.

2 comments:

  1. Not only did it get made, and not only has it been a big hit for CBS, but it's also sparked something of a (very tiny, but arguably still important) renewed public interest in mathematics:

    http://www.cbs.com/primetime/numb3rs/ti/index.shtml

    I don't think I've ever actually watched a full episode. I did catch a bit of an episode this season with Bill Nye, which was pretty cool.

    I'm not even much of a math geek and I find it really cool.

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  2. Oh, that's very cool. I was just talking to someone about this show elsewhere, and to quote myself: "I'd hesitate to call it 'educational,' but, hey, it seems like the sort of thing that could easily provoke viewers to want to educate themselves a bit, and that's terrific." It's nice to see that I'm not the only one who finds that kind of value in it..

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