TV Series | CBS
1 hr | 15 Episodes to date, ongoing series
Based on the feature film of the same name, "Limitless" follows Brian Finch, who, possessed of extraordinary cognitive powers thanks to the mysterious drug NZT, works with the FBI to help solve complex cases. Working with him in New York City are Special Agent Rebecca Harris, an investigator with a dark past, and her confidant, Special Agent Boyle, who's a former military officer. Brian also maintains a secret relationship with Sen. Edward Mora, a fellow user of the drug who has plans of his own for his protege.
So you guys know that I'm a Netflix and (literally) Chill kind of girl. I very rarely use cable except for special occasions like The Walking Dead, Downton Abbey or on those instances where I had a tough day and I want to use some brain antacid by watching some Real Housewives. I've heard of some shows, but I don't really know what Primetime has to offer.
I was so so sooooo bored last week and started browsing On Demand. That's where I found LIMITLESS, and I'm like Hey, is this that Bradley Cooper movie?. And it was and I thought that movie was so brilliant so I decided to give it a go. Also, I'm familiar with Jake McDorman as I've seen and loved his other two series, Greek (2007) and Manhattan Love Story (2014). So go I went, got hooked, and here's five reasons why:
- Based on the hit movie starring Bradley Cooper, LIMITLESS TV Series continues with the NZT pill that made Eddie Mora (Bradley Cooper) a genius overnight. We've gotten close to the origins of NZT and the FBI is close in its heels. It has records of known users and tracks and studies its deadly effects. Like Eddie Mora, Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) got a vaccine from NZT's side effects and this "anomaly" had the FBI hiring him as their "consultant". And this twist is the just the beginning, but you can already see how complicated things are going to be for Brian in the long run.
- Bradley Cooper is an executive producer AND makes sporadic appearances too! His character is closely tied to Brian Finch and acts as both Finch's savior and nightmare. I love this twist in Mora's character, he started as a hero in the movie and it appears that being "gifted" also inflated his ego and greed for power turning him into a dangerous megalomaniac.
- Despite its dark and suspenseful undertones, LIMITLESS is funny and witty and full of comedic breaks and silly situations. I particularly love how Brian Finch is such a crafter! His case presentations are like art projects, it adds a layer of contradiction to his genius.
- The cases Brian is assigned to are interesting. I especially love his methodology in solving them. He reminds me very much of Gregory House minus the multiple hit or misses. Smart people are simply rockstars!
- LIMITLESS is not only entertaining, it's smart too! I'm sure the writers exercised their creative licenses yet the science makes sense! And again, Brian's craft projects helps dumb it down for me. Ha!
I hope CBS doesn't cancel the series because it's so much fun! On that note, I also just discovered Fox's new series, Lucifer. I am loving this new show too, it only has 3 episodes so far and it's a bit formulaic as the arc has yet to gain speed. But I love the dry humor and Lucifer (Tom Ellis) is so easy on the eyes! I'll watch a few more episodes to get a good feel of the series so watch out for my feedback for that.