I was skeptical when CBS announced it was turning Limitless, the 2011 Bradley Cooper film about a struggling writer who is able to access 100 percent of his brain through the use of a super drug, into an hourlong drama series — but then I watched the premiere, and holy hotness, the show’s star Jake McDorman has me hooked!
McDorman plays Brian Sinclair, an unsuccessful musician whose father needs a new liver. When he confides in his banker buddy that life is bringing him down, his friend gives him a clear pill called NZT, telling him that it will clear his head and allow him to see the bigger picture. Having nothing to lose, Brian swallows it down, and finds his worldview not only expands, but it grows a lot more violent as well.
I could go on and on about the show’s story line, explaining that Brian soon meets up with a female FBI agent played by Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) who fights to add him to the force, and that the show feels like it’s going to turn into yet another FBI series… but it’s so much more fun to talk about how seriously hot McDorman is!
It’s like, my brain is asking me, “Bradley who?” Look at those eyes! I’ll tune in to this show again next week just to watch him run toward me again, and again, and again….
And sure, for you Bradley Cooper purists, there is the added bonus of seeing Cooper in the show as well —which just doubles the sexy factor! While Cooper is an executive producer on the show, he hasn’t said if he’ll be a regular presence on the show or if he’s just reprising his role to help set the series up.
Either way, I’m not complaining.
Limitless airs on Tuesdays at 10/9c on CBS.