Saturday, November 04, 2006

Numb3rs Homage To Taxi

Kevin Holden, a great talkshow radio host in Montreal, pointed out to me that there's a whole lot more going on in Lost than is immediately apparent to the average viewer. This involves a lot of interconnections between various characters in ways that are not that obvious. This attention to detail is one of the reasons that it's one of the most popular shows on TV.

A less visible show, but one I like a lot is "Numb3rs", about a mathematical genius and his brother, who works for the FBI. The father of these two fellows is played by veteran actor, Judd Hirsch. The writers did something very interesting, and yet very subtle, on last night's show. At the very end, the father and his two sons decided to unwind the day with a little TV. Hirsch said something like, "There's got to be something good on TV at this time of night. It's when they play the classics." Though you couldn't see the TV, the distinctive theme music for the old show, Taxi, could be heard. In case you're not old enough to remember, this is a popular sitcom that aired between 1978 - 1983, in which Hirsch became wildly famous!

IMHO television hit rock bottom the last few years with so many stupid, thoughtless (as opposed to "thoughtful") reality shows. It's nice to see that writers are being given the go-ahead to use all of their creativity ... and humour!

1 comment:

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It's quite a pity we don't get programs shown on British tele...