Geek TV

October 2, 2007

Somewhat against my better judgment I have been watching ‘Numbers’ on TV (when it was working). For those who don’t know, it’s a show about how maths (or ‘math’ if you’re American) can be used to solve complex crimes.

I’m a bit of a geek, so I kind of like these shows even if they are mostly a parade of hocus-pocus crapola. I do wonder though how many other ways there are of making hopelessly boring jobs look cool and sexy? Ever noticed in CSI how even the simple act of filling a test-tube is made to look like the equivalent of a nerd-porn video?

What’s next I wonder?

“Chess club – Kings Of Crime”
“Ladies Lawn Bowls Detectives”
“Stephen Hawking and the Knights of Physics”

Actually, I’d like to see Stephen Hawking play the return of Davros, but that’s another story….