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Serie: Limitless

Post by Caroline Lemoigne on Sat 29 Sep 2018 - 16:25

Season 1 - Episode 1

Hi everyone, i'm actually starting a new serie call Limitless.

What I can tell you about the story in the first episode (no real spoils only logical deductions that you can find yourself):
All start with a normal guy call Brian Finch, who formed an unsuccessful band. But finally, the group disappear, and Brian is the only one to stay. The years go, his situation is still the same: a failed musician. One day, during a family diner his father collapse, he is sick, but the doctors don’t know what the disease is.

One day Brian met a childhood friend, who was part of the band, Eli, who is now a banker. He saw that Brian goes through difficult time. In order to help him Eli offered him a pill call NZT. This drug allows the person who takes it to push the boundaries of its intellectuals and physicals capacities. It means that after taking this pill you become the smartest person in the world for the next 12 hours. Interesting rights?

(Logicial deduction): Thanks to this pill Brian reached to find the origin of his father’s disease and saved his life. To get more NZT Brian goes to Eli’s flat but he discovers something...  affraid   
The FBI enter in the story.

What did Brian discrover ? What will happen with the FBI?
Will Brian suffer of the side effects of the NZT, like all drugs ? What do we know about NZT ?

If you want to know let’s watch the first episode !  Wink

My impression:
This serie is interesting because it shows that we are not using all our capacities. The scenario is similar to the movie call Lucy (2014, with Scarlett Johansson) which explains that human only use 10% of their brain’s capacity!  Shocked  In this movie Lucy will try to achieve the 100% utilization of her brain’s abilities.
This hypothesis is really incredible!

I can’t wait to see what Brian will accomplish with the NZT and to know more about the NZT’s origins.
See you next time,

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Post by ELISANGELA on Sat 29 Sep 2018 - 16:45

Hey CarolAine !

I found the theme really interesting and I have already watched a movie with the same subject. I tried to watch this series but the performance of the actors are not so good so I got tired and gave up Sad

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Post by Caroline Lemoigne on Sat 29 Sep 2018 - 18:24

Hello Eli!

I also watched a movie on the same subject call Lucy, as i said, and i really like it so i was happy to discover a serie on this.

Oh really ? I only watched the first episode so i can't judge this criteria yet... I hope not to be disappointed about the following of the series.    Crying or Very sad

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Post by Caroline Lemoigne on Tue 9 Oct 2018 - 14:53

Hi guys,

What I can tell you about the story since last time:
Brian has the impression to be 2 different person: the Brian under NZT and the ordinary Brian. He gets the feeling to be useless when he is not under NZT and that people prefer the Brian under NZT.
In fact, his intellectuals’ capacities under NZT are not more develop but he has access to more memories, more information and thanks to that he can makes easier logical connections. But he remains the same person with the same character either he is under NZT or not!
I think it’s even more difficult for him to find his place because he is manipulated by the person who provided him the NZT. He must therefore obey this person’s orders if he doesn’t want to risk the life of his loved ones and especially his father. He realizes that his own life doesn’t belong to him anymore and that he becomes an object of possession. A pretty horrible situation!...

I thought that if Brian wasn’t restricted to a pill a day by the FBI, he would stay under NZT all the time. Why should he restrain himself while a "new" world would be easily accessible? Of course, in this case it’s different because first of all it’s a series and secondly because Brian is rather altruistic unlike other people who would act totally differently in the real life. It could even be worse in real life if people were under NZT, can you imagine? I do not prefer!  Laughing

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Post by Caroline Lemoigne on Thu 11 Oct 2018 - 22:04

Good evening everyone,

I continue to watch my series despite some incoherent points (even if there are always some in all the series) and some bad acting sometimes (Hello Eli if you pass here ahah)

Throughout the episodes, we learn more about the drugs that Brian takes, called NZT.
Such as all drugs, NZT has side effects.
At the beginning of the series, Biran had these side effects that look, at first, to those you have when you are drunk ahah. After this episode, Brian had a shot to protect him from these side effects. But after a while, when the effects of this shot begin to stop, the dependence of NZT becomes to appear.

We also discovered that some people were used as human guinea pigs to observe the evolution of side effects of NZT. It's frightening…
These human guinea pig had a short life (maybe 12 months, it depends on the individuals). The worst were the photos: where you can see the person before he took the NZT and after the effects of the NZT on him. This people look like they are 40 years older!!

About side effects, all starts with extreme paranoia, then vision and hearing problems, and also memory loss. All of these things happened to Brian: hearing problems, troubled vision where people were deformed or faceless. Finally, he couldn’t stand on his feet, he was very tired, and his face looked like a zombie face…

What really dirupt me in these episodes were:
- the fact that Brian is under NZT and that he can help someone to create an immortal mouse, but he can’t find the solution to his problem (NZT side effects), humhum..
- the physical effects that the NZT has, it's quite impressive!

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