Rating: Not Rated
Rob Morrow as Don Eppes
David Krumholtz as Charlie Eppes
Judd Hirsch as Alan Eppes
Alimi Ballard as David Sinclair
Peter MacNicol as Dr. Larry Fleinhardt
Navi Rawat as Amita Ramanujan
Diane Farr as Megan Reeves
Dylan Bruno as Colby Granger
Audio commentary by Robert Port, John Behring, Barry Schindel, Rob Morrow, Miller Tobin, Diane Farr, David Krumholtz, Sean Crouch, Norberto Barba, Bill Nye, Andrew Dettmann, Nicolas Falacci, Andrew Black, Alimi Ballard, Will Patton, Cheryl Heuton, Don McGill, Peter Ellis and Mark Llewellyn on select episodes
Behind the Scenes with Nicolas Falacci
Behind the Scenes with David Krumholtz
“Crunching Numb3rs: Season 2” featurette
English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
Running Time: 17 Hours 17 Minutes
“Numb3rs: The Complete Second Season” originally aired in 2005-2006. The following is from the DVD cover:
“Body counts, multiple criminal masterminds, and perpetrators who are likely to act again this is the world of ‘Numb3rs.’ FBI agent Don Eppes (Rob Morrow) couldn’t be more different from his younger brother, Charlie (David Krumholtz), a brilliant math professor at a California university. Don deals in hard facts and evidence, whereas Charlie thrives in a world of mathematical probability and equations. But despite their disparate lives and career paths, Don and Charlie often combine their areas of expertise to solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles. Inspired by actual cases, this dynamic DVD collection brings all 24 “Season Two” episodes into your home, depicting how the union of police work and mathematics provides unexpected solutions and answers to the most perplexing criminal questions. It all adds up: ‘Numb3rs’ is one of television’s most fascinating, must-see crime dramas!”
“Numb3rs” is not rated.
There are a million cop dramas on TV, but what sets “Numb3rs” apart from the rest is its premise of using mathematics and probability to solve crimes. It’s kind of a ridiculous premise to think a crime can be solved with an equation, but the idea of focusing thought and looking for patterns amid crime is unique. In short, it works. In fact my wife, who holds a masters degree in math, is a regular viewer.
Besides the intriguing mysteries, the other thing that makes “Numb3rs” work is the strong ensemble cast. Central to the cast are Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, and Judd Hirsch. Morrow is the intense FBI agent. Krumholtz is the eccentric math geek. Hirsch is the father holding the two together. The other cast members are strong, too, including Peter MacNicol as one of the fellow number crunchers.
I’d highly recommend “Numb3rs” to anyone that likes mysteries or cop dramas. Fans of Judd Hirsch or Rob Morrow should also get a kick out of it.
There’ a pretty good offering of bonus features on this DVD. “Crunching ‘Numb3rs’: Season Two” is a half hour ‘making of’ documentary showing how an episode is made, in this case the episode “Rampage.” They follow it from initial script to ‘math meetings’ to shooting. There are a lot of cast and crew commentaries which offer a wide variety of interesting comments. You’ll also find your standard blooper reel (mainly showing Rob Morrow saying ‘f**k’), a still gallery shot by Nicolas Falacci, and a short video of Krumholtz clowning around the set.