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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Dec 13, 2015 2:27PM EST
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It's a bit on the gimicky, wish fulfillment side but it's fun. The protagonist is not exactly an anti-establishment type, but he is sort of kind of portrayed that way. The antagonist, who is also supposedly mentally charged, makes some really stupid decisions apparently just so that he can be easily pegged as the villain of the piece. There are several times when the supposed genius hero makes some incredibly silly choices when dealing with the villain...

So yeah, for a show about someone who is allegedly about super-smart people, this is a show which you shouldn't overthink. It is fun, though.

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