Review of Limitless

60 minutes

LIMITLESS, based on the feature film, is a fast-paced drama about Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug NZT and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. Working closely with Brian in the major case squad in New York City is Special Agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter), a formidable investigator with a dark past, and Special Agent Boyle (Hill Harper), a former military officer and Rebecca’s confidante. They report to Special Agent in Charge Nasreen “Naz” Pouran (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), a canny manipulator of the reins of power.
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Sep 23, 2015 7:02AM EDT
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Last season we saw some pretty flawless pilots, (Stitchers, Zoo, Complications) to name a few. This season literally started on Monday and I've already seen 3 flawless pilots! And perhaps the best of them, is Limitless, based on the 2011 movie by the same name starring Bradley Cooper.

Well, fans of Limitless, Bradley Cooper ... is actually in this show! Reprising his role. I thought that was pretty effing cool. So, if you saw the movie Limitless, you probably thought -- what a fantastic concept, but this movie was a letdown. Or maybe you liked it. But it could have been a lot better. Well, someone had the genius idea to turn it into a procedural TV drama, a format which I believe would have worked much better for the premise from the get go.

Limitless introduces us to a new character, a down on his luck musician and overall nice guy, who is given the NZT drug which, while he's on it,
effectively makes him Lucy, without all the crazy super powers. If you ever saw that show from 10 years ago "John Doe" he's kind of like that. His brain remembers everything its ever experienced, like Mike in Suits, only, instead of using it to pass the bar, he's going to use it to solve crimes and do awesome parkour, and make everyone after him think, how the actual fuc* did this slippery bastard just do that? Its a great concept, hes a really likeable character, and the acting is great. He plays the role of someone who can easily come off as cocky or arrogant with his skillset, but he doesnt. He comes off as someone you actually respect and want to root for. Limitless is fast paced, well-narrated, clever, and really enjoyable.

And best of all, they filmed it in my Building :). I have the screenshot to proove it. Bwahaha.

Go watch this show.

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