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CBS, please renew this little gem of a show so that I have an hour each week that I know will just be fun. Not gritty. Not so OMG twisty that I need to take notes. Just good fun. How did Limitless end it’s good fun freshman season? With #squadgoals. What did you expect?
The nice thing about Limitless is that the writers really do understand the tropes of TV procedurals, and they’re pretty consistently adept at subverting them. So I’m patiently waiting for the payoff to some of those tropes from last night’s “Finale: Part One!”
Sandwiched between two off weeks, I was prepared for a crazy amazing Rebecca-centric episode that propelled us forward. Instead, we as viewers treaded water while Rebecca’s suspicions were generally confirmed.
Oh God bless you, Limitless! You’re back! This is the show I fell for last year, with tight & smart pacing, fun & unusual cases, and an engaging season arc that didn’t feel tacked on for the dramazzz.
After a couple weeks of some very ADHD episodes, Limitless got itself together and focused on one story without trying to meld multiple homages together. They also brought back Georgina Haig as Piper. She’s probably the most interesting recurring character in the series.
Something has happened since Limitless returned from hiatus. After a couple episodes that were fantastic, the soon-to-be-renewed freshman drama seems to have developed a late-onset case of ADHD.
If you ever wanted to know what’s really up with the mysterious Mr. Sands, here’s your chance. In a jam-packed character history hour, we get to find out precisely what made Mr. Sands into the cold, intimidating man he is today.
As usual, Limitless delivers on the easy-to-enjoy procedural front, but this was an episode that could have been so much more. “Undercover!” melded a spy movie with a “here’s how it all went down” structure, and it needed to just stuck with one or the other.
With another fun case and real progress on the season arc, Limitless has to be the best procedural on television. I’m not saying it needs to win Emmys or that it’s the best show on TV period, but name one other procedural that is as entertaining, irreverent, and self-aware.
If you’re so over gratuitously gruesome crime shows, Limitless is here for you with kittens on pedestals, cool dinosaur toys, and a whole lot of unsolved hugs and cuddles.
Beneath its shiny, irreverent surface, Limitless sneaks in some pretty dark themes. In the midseason premiere, the cheekiest of CBS’s procedurals invites us to question how long our hero’s humanity can survive NZT.
My opinion has a taken a turn in a decidedly uninteresting direction. It’s exploring the annals of government agencies instead of the NZT community. The show is exploring the same themes as many other drama shows.
Brian’s NZT seemed like a tertiary aspect of the plot tonight, as it was not really used to solve any problems. This is a bad sign, as it seems the series is forgetting the unique aspect that makes the show enticing.
Episode seven of the CBS series has been the slowest to date so far. Little was established, and even less was accomplished. Essentially, Brian Finch went out into the woods with CIA operatives for the entirety of the episode.
Finally, we get more Bradley Cooper. What’s more, it’s a dramatic rooftop monologue wherein the millionaire politician justifies his seemingly evil measures, and essentially asks Brian Finch to ‘join the dark side’ and work for him.
Like any television series worth its salt, CBS’ Limitless began its fifth episode of the season with a Claymation recreation of the previous episode. How exactly does this fit into a live-action television show?
What happens when Bradley Cooper gives you an experimental intelligence-boosting drug and puts your aging father on the top of an organ donation list? Well, eventually, there’s a catch.
Fans of the first two episodes of CBS’ Limitless might be disappointed by this third episode. The show took a step away from its interesting, original premise, moving in the direction towards typical police procedural.
CBS’s Limitless gave a strong second episode to follow up its very good pilot. In a short montage, the pilot episode was condensed into about forty seconds of explanatory voice-over. So if you’re coming to late to the game, Limitless will help you get up to speed.
Limitless, the new CBS series based on the 2011 film, offers the ultimate Slacker Fantasy in the form of procedural drama following the adventures of underachiever Brian Finch, who goes from slacker to scientist after taking the dangerous smart-pill NZT-48.