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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Nov 8, 2015 2:26PM EST
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The show has changed, so I changed my review..

They are trying really hard NOT to make this show predictable in anyway. That by accident has kept me watching, because I really have no clue at all where the show is going, or if I will like where it ends up.

He takes a pill that makes him smart, and works with the FBI. That seems to be the only thing that is constant, but this show seems flexible enough to even change that. Maybe the title being limitless means they could do anything at any time.

In the first few episodes it started out like he was just going to solve cases and fall in love with his FBI partner. That seemed a bit boring, but they didn't go there at all. (Yet.)

Before, his life was in danger and his loved one's would die if he didn't do what the bad guys wanted, but now there are no bad guys. Or maybe the bad guy are just pretending to be nice, we don't know.

The "cases" or reasons he needs the smart pills aren't even the same all the time. Nothing seems to repeat.

Each week it is a new adventure. But, of what kind you just don't know.

I like the show and think the episodes and lead character are fun. I am still not giving it a bunch of stars, but I think by the end of the season when I can look back at what happened I may increase the rating. I am glad the show is not getting cancelled before a full season.

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