Please read Graham Cormode’s review of the TV show, “Numb3rs” (which he claims is pronounced “Numbthreers” rather than “Numbers”). Brief excerpt:

Given low initial expectations, it was probably one of the better attempts to show mathematical topics within the context of popular entertainment. It’s best not to get too hung up on all the details, and go along with it to some extent. Still, certain plot points did rankle when there seemed to be significant flaws…

I haven’t seen the show yet myself (other than a three-minute clip that purports to explain the Monty Hall problem).

Categories: Math, Movies & (occasionally) TV