Hidden gems you might have missed
By Aidan Mouellic, Staff Writer
(US, 2005-2010, Created by Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton)
A riveting series following FBI agent Don Eppes (Rob Morrow), who is assisted on cases by his genius mathematician brother, Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz). The show had six seasons, but I’d be hard-pressed to find someone who actually watched it. Numb3rs is worth giving a chance, as the acting and storyline are excellent. The way the series uses math as a method of crime-solving really sets this show apart from other crime-dramas before it. The series was also produced by filmmakers Ridley Scott and his late brother Tony Scott.
(UK/France, 2010, 106 mins, Dir. Asif Kapadia)
This documentary tells the life story of Brazilian Formula One racing legend Ayrton Senna. Even if you are not a fan of F1 racing, the story of this amazing human being on and off the track should be of interest to anyone. Senna was not often generous on the track, but off the track he gave a lot of money to the poor in Brazil, and his efforts to combat youth poverty elevated him to being a sort of god-like figure in his homeland. It is a very well-made documentary that pays tribute to one of the greatest drivers who ever lived.
(Canada/US, 2011-2012, Created by Nick Santora and Matt Olmstead)
Breakout Kings was cancelled after two seasons, which is often a bad sign, but the show is decent enough. The series, which follows convicts helping US marshals catch fugitives, is entertaining and has some good performances. The storyline is interesting, and it’s fun watching bad guys break out of jail in unique ways, only to get caught.