Finally, something on television that makes you THINK!
With all the reality shows and formulaic sitcoms and extreme violence
(including gore) on television nowadays I have to say finding this
little gem was indeed refreshing and proves that there are still
creative spirits out in the world of TV conceptual development and
developing interesting scripts. The eloquence of Math and it's relation
to practically everything we encounter in our everyday, mundane lives
is depicted in layman's terms through what most of us non-academic
types need - visual clues - in other words "acting". This series,
hopefully longer lived than the ones I fall in love with and end up
being canceled by the second season, reminds me of a book my husband
gave me more than 20 years ago called "Godel, Escher, Bach". The close
ties between math, art and music and essentially life! The casting is
excellent, Judd Hirsch has always been a favorite, ever since 'Taxi'
and 'Dear John'; Rob Morrow is a fine actor whom we haven't seen enough
of since the days of 'Northern Exposure' and David Krumholtz is
wonderful, as the young genius who sees the world the the not so myopic
eyes of a Mathematician, his lack of sarcasm and sweet sense of family
love for his Father and Brother are all endearing qualities. Who would
have thought, a family oriented show in the guise of a mystery thriller
series. Tony and Ridley Scott were no surprise as being integral to
setting this show up on the small screen, I just hope it gets fair air
time and more advertising so we can enjoy many more episodes to come.
By the way, the person who commented against this show being "too
Jewish" was right on the mark! This show is not about a Jewish family,
it is about a family that functions with love and respect without the
presence of a Mother figure and it is about solving crimes using one's
head, rather than a weapon straight off. I hope to see more television
shows like this soon!