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Limitless: Season 1 (2015-2016)



Critic Consensus: Even with a likable hero, Limitless cannot overcome its credulity-straining premise and shaky, hole-riddled narrative.


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A man named Brian Finch develops superhuman abilities after taking a mysterious drug called NZT in this adaptation of the 2011 film.


Jake McDorman
as Brian Finch
Jennifer Carpenter
as Agent Rebecca Harris
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
as SAC Nasreen 'Naz' Pouran
Hill Harper
as Agent Spellman Boyle
Ron Rifkin
as Dennis Finch
Tom Degnan
as Agent Ike
Blair Brown
as Marie Finch
Michael Devine
as FBI Tech James
Megan Guinan
as Rachel Finch
Bradley Cooper
as Senator Edward Morra
Patch Darragh
as Cameron Finch
Desmond Harrington
as FBI Agent Casey Rooks
Jeremy Burnett
as Evidence Control Agent
Henry Gagliardi
as 10-year-old Brian
Terry Serpico
as David Englander
Joe Holt
as Sgt. Moore
Gbenga Akinnagbe
as Quentin Waters
Eddie Pepitone
as Josh-O-Saurus Josh
Arjun Gupta
as Eli Whitford
Christina Vidal
as Lucy Church
Sarah Wilson
as Jessamyn Eubanks
Wole Parks
as Kevin Mitchell
Georgina Haig
as Piper Baird
Gabriel Sloyer
as Marcos Ramos
Stephen O'Reilly
as Spike Four
James Riordan
as Dr. Howard Gilroy
Matt Walton
as Jeffrey Vachs
Edward Chin-Lyn
as Spike One
Marc Blucas
as Nick Tanner
Dashiell Eaves
as Darren Cullen
Todd Litzinger
as Nolan Bale
Zach Miko
as Cameron
Sam Robards
as Miles Amos
Karim Sioud
as Russ Marinovich
Patrick Cooley
as Spike Two
Caitlin Mehner
as Alicia Tanner
Mihran Shlougian
as Gen. Ram Ananda
Victor Costa
as Officer Rodriguez
James Lloyd Reynolds
as Gerard Turmann
Kecia Lewis-Evans
as Jamaican Woman
Gian-Murray Gianino
as The Scrub Jay
Paton Ashbrook
as Sarah Braden
Venida Evans
as Cora Boyle
Nicholas Verina
as Sarah's Husband
Norma Chu
as Cantonese Speaking Commuter
Todd A. Horman
as AC Dealer
Walker Hare
as Bartender
Lipica Shah
as Receptionist
Tom Malmed
as 16-year-old Brian
Julee Cerda
as Gerd Rep
Daniel Eric Gold
as Adam Honeycutt
Danny Lee
as Doctor Lee
Warren Bub
as Bank Security Guard
Cole Hagen
as Young Luke
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Critic Reviews for Limitless: Season 1

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (21)

Limitless deserves a sampling and then a second look. It could be either a temporary high or truly addictive.

August 26, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

September 22, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

But for one episode anyway, Limitless's potential seems ... well, hardly limitless, but perhaps promising.

September 22, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

September 21, 2015 | Full Review…

The producers here may have finally cracked the McDorman code.

September 21, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

September 21, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Limitless: Season 1


Limitless is a smart and thrilling crime procedural that delivers an incredibly fun and entertaining first season. The series follows a struggling musician named Brian Finch who's recruited to work with the FBI after it's discovered that he has an immunity that allows him to use the experimental drug NZT, which drastically enhances mental ability; but secretly Finch works as a double agent for Senator Edward Mora, who keeps him immune with booster shots. Leads Jake McDorman and Jennifer Carpenter are especially good and have great chemistry together (particularly when it comes to the comedy). And, the series has a strong supporting cast too, which includes Desmond Harrington, Colin Salmon, Georgina Haig, and Bradley Cooper (reprising his character from the film). Additionally, the writers do and extraordinary job at finding creative and fun ways to show Finch thinking through problems. While a few recons are made, the first season of the Limitless television series is an impressive continuation of the film that takes the story in an exciting new direction.


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