The current show I am watching on Netflix is Limitless. Only one season has come out and I just watched the 22nd episode of the season on August 8th. This show is classified as a crime tv drama and has an average rating of five stars on Netflix. In this particular episode Brian, the main character, is given NZT, which is a drug that the FBI provides him with as long as he works for them. Meanwhile they are studying him because they think he doesn’t get the side effects like everyone else but little do they do know he gets an immunity shot from Senator Mora and his posy. Sans, the guy that provides Brian’s immunity shot has gone rogue and has captured a girl that Brian is in love with and used to work for Senator Mora. Brian uses NZT to find Piper and arrest Sans. Piper is the only person besides Senator Mora that knows how to make the immunity shot, which Brian is no longer receiving since Sans went rogue. At the end of the episode they capture Sans and the lab blows up and they don’t find Piper, so Brian assumes she is dead. When he returns home at the end of the night, Piper is there and explains that she escaped when the explosion happened and made it out of there with the immunity shot she finally created. It is different than the other immunity shots because she found a way to make it so the shot lasts for life and not for two weeks. She gives it to Brian and explains that she now has to leave so no one finds her. After she leaves the episode ends and this is also the end of the season.
The creator of the show is Craig Sweeny and some of the main characters are Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.
The main character dresses like typical twenty-year old’s. He dropped out of college and was always getting in trouble in high school. He smokes marijuana all the time and just chills at home if he is not working at the FBI. A lot of younger people can relate to him because he has real family issues/life problems. The other main characters are accomplished FBI agents how are very strict and knowledgeable. This show kind of reminds me of Castle. In Castle there is an agent who isn’t actually qualified to be a part of the department but comes along for his books and falls in love with one of the agents much like Brian does.
There are lots of stereotypes in this show. Like I have already said Brain is stereotyped as a college dropout who lives at home with his parents, can’t find a stable job, eats all day, and smokes marijuana. They also stereotype the FBI agents by the way they are all dressed in suits all day, every day. Even when they aren’t at work in the show they are wearing suits. They don’t do anything at work and any of them that attempt to go on dates have a failing love life and can’t get past the first date. I think the creators are targeting people in their twenties that can relate to Brian in some sense or another. If someone from another country watched this they would probably think our government is ran by complete idiots and that half the time they fool around and don’t employee the right people. They would also think that there are people working for the government that are traders or spies.
I think the creators do a really good job at relating this to their typical target audience. Sometimes the show gets a little boring when Brian goes off on his own but then they bring it back by having him do something really insane that gets himself into trouble. I personally enjoyed watching the show and can’t wait for another season to come out.