I don't know about you, but this show was a real disappointment. It tried to be a CSI remake with mathematics, but they glanced past the mathematics for the most part, making it pale and uninteresting.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Equations would fly by the scene but the equations would be fictictious and non-relevant to the situation. Conceptually the producers of the show might know of applications of the math... but as for knowing it... anyone's guess. They should have the main actor be a mathematician or at the very least, hire one as an advisor. I saw no calculus (which would have fit at least some of the situations regarding a few parabolic trajectories and map area) during the duration of the show. They seemed rooted in Algebra II land.

The only thing I recognized in the strange, creepy, overcomplicated equations were sigma from the summation formulas and a few thetas with some variables, and a scattered |x-x1| on the board. No attempts were made by the character or through his interactions with others what the different variables mean. Most of the time it was just him saying "I can calculate that" and "got it" as he scrambles to his brother with maps.

The supposed mathematician, even though he is supposed to be the main character, shows up far less often than his crime-solving brother. His counterpart physicist is portrayed as a bumbling fool who doesn't do his own math, and get this, is working on a "super-gravity theory" :uhh:(!! red flag)

The mathematical portion was supposed to be the most refreshing part of the crime scene thing, but the network executives probably had to dumbify it down to please the masses (who probably don't like math anyway). Perhaps my expectations were a little too high, but darnit I thought it was a show about math! I'll watch the next show and take notes... see if they reuse their equations .

Anyone want to vent their views over this show?

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