Monday, September 21, 2015

Fall Picks 2015 - Limitless on CBS


It is my favorite time of year, new TV! I do get excited, and sometimes scared about the new Fall television series. Television is such a versatile medium and every year there are marvels of greatness and oh-god-what-were-they-thinking? My DVR is already full of shows I LOVE to watch, how can I possible make room for more? Well I am hoping to at least off some guidance in the ‘what should I try’ category. 

Here is how it works, I have chosen shows I think are good bets, I put them to the three episode test and then decide whether to click ‘Series Record’ or Delete. There are A LOT of new shows his year so I am going to list them as they premiere. 

Limitless - Premieres Sept 22nd on CBS - A man named Brian Finch develops superhuman abilities after taking a mysterious drug called NZT in this adaptation of the 2011 film starring Bradley Cooper, who serves as executive producer of the series reprises his role as Eddie Mora in the pilot.

Believe it or not I have not seen the movie and yet I am still eager to see this series. Executive Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, has a healthy stream of film and television credits, and Jennifer Carpenter, the annoying sister in the Series Dexter (at least that is how I remember her).
produced by Bradley Cooper is an interesting twist, albeit risky, he can pull it off I think. Casting is solid with

The hero of the series, Brian Finch is played by a little known actor named Jake McDorman. He has been bouncing around television and movies for years. He played Biggles in American Sniper opposite Cooper (explains a possible connection).

This could definitely work with some good writing and a fast pace. The way the trailer is laying the plot out, I am thinking Chuck super-spy, meets Scorpion?

We shall have to wait and see. Check in on Friday to read my take on the pilot of Limitless.



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