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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Oct 7, 2015 1:20PM EDT

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not convinced by the premise or the acting. A screw-up gets a freebie do-over. no hard work, commitment, effort or anything required, just take a pill. That's not how real-life works and I personally don't think that advocating capacity-enhancing drug use is a good thing. None of the characters are particularly likeable, no impressive acting. Lead is forgettable. episode plotlines not engaging. I guess it is a nice enough diversion if you are tired in the evening and have nothing better to do, I have watched the first three episodes, so I guess there is at least something there, but I doubt I will get hooked (pun not intended) on this.


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