While missing the opportunity to be truly 1337 — why not 5 for the letter S? Hell, why not |\||_||\/||}3|2$? — the new CBS show NUMB3RS premiered last weekend, and settles into a Friday night slot tonight. This is cool for a couple of reasons. First, it’s the only weeknight without either SVU or one of the CSI programs. But more especially, because it’s set in L.A.
Basically, the show is “A Beautiful Mind” (be sure to play “Catch the Prismatic Light Allusions”) meets “Law & Order” — minus the schizophrenia of the former and the doink-doink sound of the latter. And who knew mathematics was so hot? But the fun part is spotting the local locations and references.
Oh, and in the premiere, they track a serial killer down to part of Silver Lake, which, as everybody knows, is blogging.la central. ;)