Parents' Guide to


By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Fast-paced drama fueled by the powers of a fascinating drug.

TV CBS Drama 2015
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+

Surprisingly good!

My brother told me about this show and I thought it seemed stupid, but he made me watch the first episode and I fell in love. It's really interesting and hilarious, it's a a very unique show with a unique sense of humor that works really well for it, the lead actors are perfect in their roles, and the filmography is cool too.
age 13+

Interesting concept

My 12 year old (who is quite mature) is loving this show. He is old enough to recognise the moral dilemma faced by the main character. He also finds it quite humorous. The maun character is relatively flawed and this makes him really relatable.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (13 ):

It would've been easy to take the 2011 Bradley Cooper thriller Limitless and transfer its plot to a much smaller screen, but this slick adaptation made the decision to be a bit more original. By setting the TV show several years after the events of the film and building in regular cameos from Cooper himself -- who reprises his movie role (albeit in a minor capacity) and doubles as the show's executive producer -- this continuation of the Limitless brand plays like an effectively smart sequel, using the story that spawned it as a springboard rather than a blueprint.

That's not to say that this Limitless is without its limits: If you peel away the shiny exterior, you'll find a pretty standard crime drama with predictable formulas. But Limitless at least gives us a charismatic hero and a complex set of questions to ponder concerning addiction, motivation, and moral compromise, with the potential to become more addicting as the story unfolds.

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