Why I'm done counting on Numb3rs
60 minutes of ridiculous mathematical equations.
22 episodes in a season.
9 characters that have become flatter than paper.
1 fed up blogger.
I can't take it anymore. Numb3rs has gone from one of my favorite shows (I wrote my very first TV Squad post about an episode), to one of the blandest things on TV. Apparently, those behind this once spectacular show are now content sticking with its standard procedural formula. This show has for more potential than that. I argued on numerous occasions, that if done right, then there's no reason why Numb3rs couldn't hold its ground on another night. I take it back. Numb3rs has become just another cop show.
At this point in the series, there are just too many shortcomings. Judd Hirsch, a terrific actor, has been relegated to a mildly sarcastic curmudgeon who doles out advice only when one of his sons stops by for a beer or brings take-out over. Other characters, such as David (Alimi Ballard) and Amita (Navi Rawat), inexplicably disappear for episodes at a time only to return without reason.
Kathy Najimy was a nice addition to the cast, but she immediately went from being an obstacle for David to a good friend. Assuming the place left open by Peter MacNicol's temporary departure is a large role to fill though. Character development has been lacking (that's putting it lightly) and now that they're trying it with Don, it feels out of place.
The show just isn't as good as it once was. I'm repeating myself though. This is the same stuff I've been saying week in and week out in my reviews, and that's the biggest reason for my decision to stop. I just don't think I have anything fresh to say about Don, Charlie, and the FBI team. Count me out.