Everyone knows the movie Limitless (2011) with Bradley Cooper in which there is a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities. Well Craig Sweeny who did Medium (2005) and Elementary (2012) decided to bring Limitless to the TV screens.
The star of the show is and we quote Wikipedia: “Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), a 28-year-old who hasn’t done anything with his life, is introduced to NZT-48, a miracle drug that gives him access to every neuron in his brain. For twelve hours after taking the pill, he becomes the smartest person in the world, able to perfectly recall every detail of his life. With the mysterious U.S. Senator Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) providing him with a second drug to counteract NZT’s deadly side effects, Brian uses his enhanced abilities to help FBI agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter).”
So we have Jake MCdorman who played in the Oscar winning American Sniper (2014), Jennifer Carpenter who played in Dexter TV Series (2006) and Hill Harper who played in CSI: NY (2004). Bradley Cooper make some appearances but he is not in all the episodes. Anyway having a famous actor like Bradley appearing in a TV show we think it’s a huge hit.
The style of the series is also the same as the movie. Not only does it maintain the movie’s sense of humor, but it also uses similar text graphics and imagery to show how Brian thinks and acts. For example, when Brian is off the pill, the video is cool and desaturated; but when he’s on the pill, the color palette shifts to warmer yellows, oranges and reds. But unlike the Brian/Eddie similarities, these touches are actually welcome, since they make the TV show feel like they’re taking place in the same universe as the movie.
The good news is, you don’t really have to see the movie to understand the TV show since the pilot covers all the need-to-know information.
On October 23, 2015, CBS picked up Limitless for a full season of 22 episodes and on IMDB it currently has 8.0 rating (which is verry good).
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