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Limitless deserves a sampling and then a second look. It could be either a temporary high or truly addictive.
The first episode is a cut or two better than so-so, with Cooper's brief but pivotal appearance something that many opening night viewers might be willing to wait on.
But for one episode anyway, Limitless's potential seems ... well, hardly limitless, but perhaps promising.
With this new series, CBS seems to have squandered the potential of a weird, compelling premise by cramming it into an average procedural crime-show mold.
McDorman, a great screen presence who may have finally found the right vehicle, sells the effects of the drugs. I'm ready to take a few more pills to see where things go.
The show just works. Yes, it does have that feel of a normal guy turned superhero vibe to it but we can overlook it, with all the great actors and catchy storylines the show has developed...
The series begins with a familiar mix of FBI procedural and cheeky class clown comedy but the series gets more clever with the humor in later episodes, goofing on Brian's narration and playing games with shifting perspectives...
The fact that Bradley is excited about what's going on -- that he doesn't get all angst-y -- is something Limitless has going in its favor.
Limitless may give you an immediate high, but side effects may include listlessness, dangerous plot holes and a sinking feeling you've wasted an hour of your life.
The superhero aspects can be fun to watch, but they don't make a lot of sense.
Audience Reviews for Limitless: Season 1
Dec 10, 2020If you're ever in need of a light hearted, satisfying crime dramedy.. this is the show for you. The characters are lovable and relatable and who doesn't just love seeing 1000+ IQ individuals at work. The music, the animations, the colouring gradient variation all make for a very fun show for the family!
Jun 29, 2020A fun, creative show with plot twists and surprises.
Jun 05, 2020I mourn the death of this series (and that it was cancelled in favor of comedies written by Laffy Taffy wrappers and procedurals so dead-eyed and formulaic that the target audience could only be Sisyphus (and possibly his graduating class). Limitless is a wildly creative, brave, and entangling show that was cancelled after the first season, obviously with the intent of diminishing humanity as a whole. Limitless joins the ranks of Cult Classics that Some Tasteless Studio Exec Axed (may they forever be kicked aggressively in the groin when venturing into public spaces): Firefly, Freaks and Geeks, Daybreak, The Oblongs, Crazyhead, Better Off Ted, My Name is Earl, Santa Clarita Diet, and so many more. Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment, said during the network's Television Critics Association panel. "Yeah, we could have brought it back. But we also have to put on new shows and give other things a shot." "...it was a very good show, but I don't think it connected with the viewers." Limitless was the highest-rated canceled show of the 2015-2016 season. It connected. Glenn Geller was "exited" from CBS before the next season of shows even began after less than two years in the position. Sadly, he had already cancelled Limitless (opting instead for Kevin Can Wait and Young Sheldon). Rant over. Thoughts on the show. I was very doubtful on starting the series, but now nearly finished (with the single season) I can unreservedly state that Limitless is brilliantly constructed and executed to an extent of viewing pleasure rarely found over a near century of television show creation. It wonderfully blends the humor of Psych, the humanity and human failings of Monk, the whimsey and child-like wonder of Chuck, is just a bit shy the mystery and depth of Mr. Robot, but without routinely overdoing and falling face-first off of cliffs of their own creation. Limitless doesn't just pick up where the movie left off, or exist in the same (but never crossing á la Agents of Shield) universe. The star of the original 2011 film, Bradley Cooper, reprises his role on the show. Not as a single pilot cameo, but as a repeat character with an over-arching presence. Most impressively, he does this without at all detracting from the current protagonist's journey. Additionally, casting and performances are so right that you genuinely find yourself wanting to watch the cast do nearly anything (clean a cat box, fall asleep watching Shark Week, force themselves to eat that last extra slice of pizza and immediately regret it, even forgive them a musical episode - maybe). Any one of these traits is worthy of more episodes, completed arcs, and more dipping into to the grey areas that made you constantly wonder who is actually a villain. Side characters all are well developed and given backstory. A world was being created. The depth of character makes you question if anyone is at all a true antagonist (outside the brilliantly portrayed mother and father). The good and bad of characters is much in the vein of Blacklist, but with worlds more humor. If Chuck and Blacklist had a child. Most impressively, Limitless created whole new and near-seamless set of plot devices that figuratively (but a hair's breadth from literally) make it a crime that this was cancelled after one season. Even the Deadpool-esque 4th wall breaks are creatively and amazingly well utilized. For example; rather than 1) Bore the audience with an accurate depiction of hacking, or B) Vomit up yet another unintentionally comedic ten seconds of "tense" mystery typing followed by the declaration "I'm In!", The protagonist informs the viewer that real-life hacking is at best arduous to perform and even worse to watch, so instead he will show you a bunch of clips of the YouTube dog, Mishka, saying "I Ruv You!". Which he does. And when that brilliance ends, he catches you up and the procedural comedy/crime drama continues. Not only bypassing both major pitfalls of including hacking in any storyline, but actually somehow making it a surprising high point. Just... I love this show. Of course there were some parts that could have used far more attention, such as: - Why the protagonist doesn't spend some of his brilliance on learning to create the drug and the needed booster by himself? - The inconsistent withdrawal effects and timeframes (Russia) - How Piper Baird kept functional without the booster for so long. - About a third less of the "word replacement" in the profiler episode would have kept it wonderful. Sadly, it crossed a bit into tedious. But these are very small gripes that I only include out of a desire to be thorough. Watch this series. You will not regret it. I refuse to say straight-faced that the potential for this series was limitless, but they damned sure deserve the cringe/pun. This show will be rewatched by many. And sorely missed.
May 18, 2020Please make a season 2!! It's so good!!
May 13, 2020Please go and watch it right now !!! It's an amazing show that switch's it up a lot and it's about a drug that unlocks your mind Everything about this show is amazing but unfortunately cbs cancelled the show and Netflix passed on it because of the whole drug thing let's just hope we get a season 2 soon 🙁
Dec 31, 2019Unfortunately in many occasion the critics view on a movie is quite different than most of us. So when I want to see a movie, don't believe what the critics say, instead read what real people have to say about the movie. Maybe they just lost their spontaneity in order to look smart or brilliant :). Please make more seasons, this one is awesome..
Dec 27, 2019This show's concept deserved so much more than just one season. It's smart, well done, and apart from a relatively predictable episodic story structure with overarching story not really kicking in until halfway through the show, it's some of the most fun TV available. I get serious Sean Spencer vibes from Brian Finch, and it works very well.
Dec 10, 2019Love this show! Please renew. 😭
Dec 08, 2019I loved this show. The combination of humor and intrigue made it delightful. So disappointed that there was only one season. It's not to late to reboot.
Dec 06, 2019I love this show - such a shame it got cancelled. It was a different play on the typical 'murder mystery' show. Fairly good acting & developing characters. A real shame in my opinion