Day Break : Season 1

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 15, 2006
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28

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Critic Reviews

  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. 100
    "Day Break" asks viewers for faith, to believe unanswered questions will not go unanswered forever, and that every episode will be worth experiencing. For now, I'm willing to take that leap of faith, because the action is swift, the acting is taut and the premise is cool.
  3. It's a one-of-a-kind thriller that rewards your attention with nonstop action, endless surprises, exciting cinematography and a great assortment of characters.
  4. 80
    Intense and fascinating.
  5. A well-made rocket ride that's closer to 24 than anything else on TV.
  6. 75
    Diggs is a very good actor. Attempting to pull off a complicated scenario like this would be tough for a vet, let alone someone who made his bones in musical theater.
  7. 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.
  8. Following the show will require some effort for viewers accustomed to less demanding fare.
  9. After the nerve-jangling first episode, I predict you’ll be hooked.
  10. The thing is, if you can let go of the "Groundhog Taye" problem, it's a decent little thriller with a sci-fi twist.
  11. "Day Break" has enough suspense and clever turns to tempt viewers to stay and see how the next day breaks.
  12. At its best, Day Break has a Choose Your Own Adventure feel... [It] just needs to get those pages flying a little faster.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 175 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 98
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 98
  3. Negative: 6 out of 98
  1. PrincessH.
    May 12, 2008
    9
    I love the show and the complex twist. It's not the type of show you would expect when the same day repeats itself. Definitely a good I love the show and the complex twist. It's not the type of show you would expect when the same day repeats itself. Definitely a good example of 'decisions and consequences'. why was it ever canceled? Full Review »
  2. DayBroken
    Apr 17, 2008
    10
    Fantastic show... why'd it go?
  3. MarciaB.
    Mar 28, 2008
    10
    Daybreak is totally awesome!!! Taye Diggs is a terrific actor and I am hooked on the storyline. Thank you for switching it to TVOne! Thank Daybreak is totally awesome!!! Taye Diggs is a terrific actor and I am hooked on the storyline. Thank you for switching it to TVOne! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Full Review »