• Network: Netflix
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 24, 2019
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Steve Greene
    Oct 24, 2019
    83
    “Daybreak” wears its influences while marrying them to something distinct and of the present moment. ... “Daybreak” may telegraph a few of its biggest surprises, but the path getting to those revelations includes some wild left-field swings that its cast pulls off with glee.
  2. Reviewed by: Alexis Gunderson
    Oct 25, 2019
    79
    Demonstrate a high degree of un-self-seriousness and a keen sense of how to reinforce a tired narrative that does elevate the show beyond simple bloody silliness.
  3. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Oct 23, 2019
    70
    Daybreak glosses over the realities of such a catastrophic event with a thick coat of knowing humor, breakneck shifts from flashbacks to the present, and POV shifts. Often, that approach works pretty well. But at times, the series cops an attitude so aggressively that it becomes exhausting. ... Just when Daybreak stretches your patience, it has a way of rebounding with a clever touch or a strong performance that makes you give it more chances.
  4. Reviewed by: Niv M. Sultan
    Oct 22, 2019
    63
    Throughout the series, Josh often breaks the fourth wall by introducing flashbacks, cuing montages, and contextualizing the apocalypse for the audience. These meta moments are less charming than lazy, rejecting subtle world-building in favor of information dumps. Much of the Daybreak’s comedy is similarly uninspired. ... Insipid comedy aside, Daybreak offers evocative reflections on the premature death of a generation’s childhood.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 25
  2. Negative: 7 out of 25
  1. Oct 29, 2019
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. A fun little post apocalyptic teen drama with some comedy, drama, action, and romance. All the main characters are pretty likeable overall. My biggest beef with it is the woke commentary. At times its clearly jokes, but other times the character is completely serious and it takes you out of the show. A show that does a ton of 4th wall breaking. When they need to figure out how to stop a nuke, I don't need randomly inserted woke commentary about how the nuke is a penis and men used it to **** the world from a 10 year old girl. Overall I'd have given this a higher rating if not for that. You might wonder why I take off so many points for that, well it happened at crucial times and really takes you out of it. If they do a season 2 then I'll watch, but please tone the woke commentary down. Full Review »
  2. Oct 27, 2019
    3
    A faint teenage series that is nothing more than a love story. Enveloped with some zombie feeling.
    I don't know if something like this is
    A faint teenage series that is nothing more than a love story. Enveloped with some zombie feeling.
    I don't know if something like this is still up-to-date today.
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  3. Oct 28, 2019
    9
    Energetic coming of age story set in a post apocalypse. Part Lord of the Flies, part Farris Bueller's Day off, part Mad Max. End of the worldEnergetic coming of age story set in a post apocalypse. Part Lord of the Flies, part Farris Bueller's Day off, part Mad Max. End of the world has never been so lit. Full Review »