Numb3rs s05e21 "Disturbed" OAD 2009-05-01

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Hunter Green, May 3, 2009.

  1. May 3, 2009 #1 of 12
    Hunter Green

    Hunter Green Curmudgeon

    Feb 22, 2002


    No thread yet -- did everyone else give up on the show? If so, you did just a little too early. This one was what Numb3rs used to be, plus a few amusing bits of making fun of themselves. It wasn't perfect but it sure had its moments and a more engaging storyline than we've had in a long time. I liked seeing Charlie being the one to take initiative now, and the result being something where the math was really integral to the story, not tacked on. It was also a great way to burn off that angst he built up last episode that I was really not looking forward to enduring.
  2. May 3, 2009 #2 of 12

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    My recording flickered and just stopped about 15mins in. No other recordings seem to have had this problem, so I'm not sure if it's my TiVo or cable (RCN, Boston). Actually, come to think of it I often get a lot of pixellation and jumps in Numb3rs. Last week there was a sequence where the same video repeated 5 times, then it jumped to the next scene... but while the video/audio was "skipping" CC was showing the dialog that should have been heard. Weird.

    Too bad, though, it looked like this episode might be interesting. Oh well.
  3. May 3, 2009 #3 of 12

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001
    I thought it was funny when somebody else got to be Charlie the Explainer of Math.
  4. May 3, 2009 #4 of 12

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    They've done that before. Doesn't happen very often.

    I too thought this was a good episode. More focus on the story at hand rather than the season arc drama.
    A :up: in my book.
  5. May 3, 2009 #5 of 12

    hughmcjr New Member

    Nov 27, 2006


    I maintain this is the best show on tv overall in terms of story, acting etc. Charlie, Don and Dad are VERY convincing as a family. It is like watching an hour long movie every week. I also agree this and last week were really good, some of the best.
  6. May 3, 2009 #6 of 12

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    I like the show and watch every week. I wasn't too crazy about this episode, due to the inclusion of the extroverted conspiracy guy...
  7. May 3, 2009 #7 of 12

    dtivouser Tivoless

    Feb 10, 2004
    Numb3rs remains my guilty pleasure-- I tune in every week, it's always entertaining, not very deep, and pretty much a happy ending each week. It definitely sticks to a formula and I'm good with that.
  8. May 3, 2009 #8 of 12

    dianebrat wait.. I did what? TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    I loved David going "Oh, oh, can I explain it?" and then pretty much nailing it, it really shows they've paid attention to the way you would expect Charlie's teaching over time to rub off on the guys.

  9. May 3, 2009 #9 of 12

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN
    I thought this was a GREAT episode. Loved the conspiracy stuff and the fact that just through numbers Charlie identified a serial killer. And the way Charlie deals with his guilt is obsessing about the number crime. Damn good stuff.
  10. Eleanor

    Eleanor New Member

    Dec 1, 2004
    I thought it was a great episode. I certainly haven't given up on it. I liked all the conspiracy stuff. I think it was great Charlie was able to funnel all of his energy.
  11. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    That part I liked. The part where he could pinpoint the house of the next attack, not so much.

    Brilliant serial killer guy outwitted the police and FBI for years but he kept all that evidence in his garage or basement?

    I know these shows follow a formula but I wish the bad guys would stop confessing in detail in the last five minutes. Nobody does that in the real world. They're always like "It wasn't me! I was nowhere near that dead guy. It must have been some guy who looked like me" for the next thirty years.
  12. newsposter

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    i guess it's one of those trophy things and he sure didnt use a very secure vault though did he?

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