'Limitless' brings comic book staple to life in awesome sight gag

When you think about CBS' TV spinoff of "Limitless," comic books probably aren't the first thing to come to mind. However, a scene from the latest episode may just change that.

During a scene where protagonist Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) speaks with FBI agent Rebecca Harris (Jennifer Carpenter), he reveals he "checked in" with everybody in the FBI field office that day by reading their lips. As he describes this to her, he flashes back to an earlier time; the audience sees the room from Brian's perspective as he surveys the scene, and speech balloons pop up in front of everyone who's talking. If you think it looks awesome in the photos here, you should check out the scene in motion, as the bubbles float and move with each person in the room.

The “Limitless” TV series stars McDorman as Brian Finch, who (like Bradley Cooper’s Eddie Morra in the original film) unlocks his full potential via the drug NZT. In the show, he’s recruited by the FBI to help solve cases. The show airs 10 p.m. EST on Tuesdays.

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