Day Break : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 15, 2006
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60

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7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 184 Ratings

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  • Summary: Replacing "Lost" in ABC's Wednesday night lineup (until February) is this Groundhog Day-esque drama about a cop (Taye Diggs) who keeps re-living the same day over and over again. And what a bad day it is: among other things, his girlfriend is killed, and he is framed for a murder he didn't commit.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense, Science Fiction

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. It's good, complicated drama, sometimes hard to watch, but more compelling evidence that the best storytelling for adults these days is on the small screen.
  2. 80
    Intense and fascinating.
  3. 70
    Because Hopper can radically rejigger events for better or worse -- a decision that prevents one disaster might cause another - Day Break... feels like the first video-game-era series.
  4. As much fun as it might be for some of us to start our Wednesday nights watching a shirtless Taye Diggs get out of bed - just as it was once fun to watch Agents Mulder and Scully chase goblins and ghosties and things that go bump in the night - these TV conspiracies have a way of ending badly.
  5. You begin to feel strung along on an errand whose complexities can't mask the fact that the main character isn't great company.
  6. 50
    Intriguing and confounding though it is, this is anything but easy, funsy television. In fact, there are times when a viewer may feel he's being punished almost to the same degree as Detective Hopper.
  7. 20
    The season's silliest new action-fantasy-adventure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 98
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 98
  3. Negative: 6 out of 98
  1. Mike
    Nov 21, 2006
    10
    I don't lightly give this show a 10 but, considering that I was entranced for the entire 2 hour premiere, I'd say it deserves it. I don't lightly give this show a 10 but, considering that I was entranced for the entire 2 hour premiere, I'd say it deserves it. The action was taut, the actors are engaging & well-cast, and the storyline is shaping up to be really cool. Yeah, I was worried it would be a bad mashup of Ground Hog Day and your typical crime drama but I didn't find that to be the case at all. Is the story wrapped all up for you in a nice little package at the end of the episode? Nope, but I wouldn't really want it to be. I've enjoyed the show so far and, for me at least with the kind of tv I enjoy, it's as much about the journey as the destination. Enjoy this twisted ride folks. Note - This review is only based on my opinions after seeing the premiere. Expand
  2. DayBroken
    Apr 17, 2008
    10
    Fantastic show... why'd it go?
  3. BillS
    Dec 18, 2006
    10
    Very interesting show, can not wait for the next show!
  4. JLongley
    Jan 10, 2007
    10
    I really enjoyed this show. After viewing one episode, I couldn't wait for the next to air. I disappointed to see it cancelled.
  5. JerryW
    Mar 8, 2007
    10
    Well, I've now seen the whole series. It ends on a high point, but all evil, and all mysteries are NOT solved, and they easily could Well, I've now seen the whole series. It ends on a high point, but all evil, and all mysteries are NOT solved, and they easily could create another time loop. But at least, he can now move on. Great show, but it proves H.L. Mencken's aphorism, "You'll never go broke underestimating the taste of the American Public." --Jerry Expand
  6. tammy
    Jan 2, 2007
    9
    I only watch 2 shows each week, and Daybreak is one of them. I find each episode to be well acted. Taye Diggs as well as the rest of the cast I only watch 2 shows each week, and Daybreak is one of them. I find each episode to be well acted. Taye Diggs as well as the rest of the cast is doing a great job. I truly look forward to watching the show every Wednesday. Expand
  7. PearlJr
    Nov 28, 2006
    0
    Taye Diggs used the Black female audience, therefore I don't support anything that he does.

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