I am curious as to whether this will get an audience or not. Even after watching it. I thought it was very well done, with a good cast. But I finished not really sure where they were going with this, which to me is a significant failing in a pilot. I think it is important to leave the viewer with a good idea of what the show episodes are actually going to be about, and I don't feel that we have a solid feel for that yet. I hope the writers do. Still, enough to get me back next week. I had somewhat a similar reaction to the movie. I had a 5-hour flight to Boston ahead of me, and while I don't watch a lot of movies, this story intrigued me, so onto the iPad it went. But I remember next to nothing about the movie, except that there was a lot of flash and not a lot of meat on the bone. The first two-thirds were entertaining, but then it fizzled as they had no Act 3, and I found it ultimately disappointing, and a waste of time. I am hoping that I am not set up for the same sort of disappointment with the series, because while I liked the first two-thirds of this pilot as well, it also got a little muddled and aimless near the end. I actually thought the movie was not that successful, and was a little startled that it had generated a series version. I mostly liked this, but I found the whole "I need to solve a mystery of what killed my [father/mother/sister/brother/fill in the blank] regarding this [drug/crime/conspiracy/fill in the blank]" to be a fairly tired old serialization trope too commonly used to hang a series on, so I am already a little unimpressed that they went there. A little knee-jerk and uncreative. It made me feel like I had just realized that I had already seen this before, or something just like it, in Castle and countless other shows. "This must be where I came in". Sorry, no, its the second day of the fall TV season, give us something fresh and new, please. I had also just seen a male and female lead character shoved clumsily together by fate once already tonight, in Blindspot, which is probably a better show. Also an eye-rolling move far too common in TV drama to not induce ennui and boredom pretty quickly. So, lukewarm it is. Rotten Tomatoes has Limitless the movie with more critical acclaim but less audience likes at 70/74 vs. Limitless the series at 50/80. With all the promotion, today I got click-baited to some clips of the movie on YouTube. From those clips, it seemed like a much better movie than I had remembered, but I am also surprised that I don't remember very much about it. I think that can happen when it is mostly flash instead of real story. But it must not have been able to leave much of a lasting impression when you don't even remember that an actor with the stature of Deniro was one of the key characters. But then Limitless was no Taxi Driver, as unfair as that comparison might be. Its been 40 years, but few of us will forget that iconic image of Travis Bickle mock-shooting himself in the temple with that blood-dripped index finger. "Are you talking to me?" Scorsese essentially invented slo-mo as a dramatic embellishment. But I forgot everything about Limitless in under 3 years. In the current political climate, I'm not sure a Paul Schrader could even get a script like that green-lighted anymore. Sorry, I digress. A lot. No Deniro in the series, but there is a lot of potential here, and I liked the lead very much, which is probably good, since this story is essentially about this one character's experience rather than it being an ensemble. All they have to do now, is deliver.