Beware of spoilers.
Limitless’ take on “expectation vs. reality”.
The second episode marks the first real FBI assignment of our hero Brian with his wonder-drug. The results were hysterical! From the get-go I knew that this episode would have that light mood with Brian trying his best to imagine what it would be like being a FBI/spy from the intro to the hilarious let-down when he was informed that he would be an FBI analyst. For me the best part was when Brian solved the whole accident/murder just from inside his office/room and the ensuing escape and hilarious bus ride. In fact the whole tone of the episode got me comparing it to Chuck and White Collar.
The main issue in this episode revolved around an unbelievable plot-line where a virus can be programmed to hit specific genes, particularly that of Genghis Khan’s, of people and cause a cardiac arrest. While it was entertaining and educational, of sorts, I just found it hard to believe that something like that would exist. Though the same could also be said of the show. Nonetheless, it resulted in an entertaining hour of TV.
Another highlight of the episode was how Brian got evidence “legally or illegally” (definitely illegal) from disgruntled employees via an “anonymous tip”. It was one hell of a laugh out loud moment for me when he did that. Suffice it to say, Brian just got promoted to doing field work, and hopefully this would result into more hilarity and awesomeness.
Of note is the ominous-ness (is there such a word) of Bradley Cooper’s character Senator Edward Mora. From the creepy way he disables the computer when you Google him to the presence of his nurse, you can’t help but feel that Mora might be the main antagonist in this show. The whole mystery has absolutely piqued my interest.
The Score: 4/5
The show really benefits by not taking itself too seriously and injecting hilarity in the process. The twist to the main issue in the story also boosted the entertainment in this episode.
Gino is the Gladiators’ resident TV and Comic Book reviewer. He is a lawyer in the making by day and full-on geek by night. He believes that the lightsaber is the best weapon during a zombie apocalypse. #AgeOfTheGeek