Daybreak: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Daybreak

Critics Consensus

Daybreak's blend of soapy teen drama and post apocalyptic horror has some truly inspired moments, even if it feels like you've seen a few of them before.

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Critic Ratings: 33

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User Ratings: 707
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Episodes

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Air date: Oct 24, 2019
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Air date: Oct 24, 2019
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Tv Season Info

High school isn't the end of the world... until it is. In this post-apocalyptic, genre-bending series, the city of Glendale, California is populated by marauding gangs of jocks, gamers, the 4-H Club, and other fearsome tribes who are kicking ass as they fight to survive in the wake of a nuclear blast (on the night of Homecoming... ugh). Following an eclectic group of survivors as they navigate this strange and treacherous world, DAYBREAK is part samurai saga, part endearing coming-of-age story, and part Battle Royale.

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Critic Reviews for Daybreak Season 1

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (10)

A wild ride of a TV show.

Oct 25, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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[Daybreak] often has the pretentious air of something that thinks it's much smarter than it actually is.

Oct 23, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Daybreak is satire, but while it is loaded with mocking humour, it, too, has great poignancy.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

While there are definitely some laughs to be had, they end up being few and far between and often come across as being overly ambitious, trying too hard to win over the audience.

Jan 8, 2020 | Full Review…

When you have a show that can deliver gory scenes in the same breath as heartwrenching explorations of relationships and then humor landing in all the spaces in between, you just know that you found something special.

Nov 6, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Daybreak will undoubtedly attract a young crowd, but spelling everything out in black and white underestimates their intelligence.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite drafting in the likes of Matthew Broderick, Ken Marino, Krysta Rodriguez as the adults, there isn't enough here to make 'Daybreak' particularly exciting. The comedy falls flat and tries far too hard to prop itself up with pop culture references.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

With so much else to watch these days, committing to ten episodes of this show isn't worth your time unless you're really into snarky post-apocalyptic tales or are looking for something to play in the background while you're doing other things.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Much like its protagonist, Daybreak doesn't claim to be smart - a kind of preemptive defense against inevitable criticisms - instead it revels in its appropriation of familiar genre ideas and cliches about high school cliques and teenage tribalism.

Nov 6, 2019 | Full Review…

These scenes provide some great emotional moments, as well as some other fun ones. [Full review in Spanish]

Nov 15, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

This mash-up of Lord of the Flies, Mad Max and Riverdale quickly wears out its self-conscious welcome.

Nov 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Daybreak: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    Excelent Writing, awesome visuals, incredible concept and execution, it would've been a masterpiece if it wasn't for Episode 8... a pastiche of semi-feminist dialogue and rejected ideas which inexplicably, paint the main character not as the Hero, but as a pedantic, awful person who we lost interest in... and having the Hero and Narrator completely destroyed as a identifiable character, is hard to follow the show from them on, Episode 9 and 10 are ok but a stretch and with the Hero character no longer rooting for him, the show collapses. It's a pitty, this show could've been a Masterpiece and a Cult Classic if it wasn't for Episode 8, the episode that destroys the Main character.
  • May 17, 2020
    Uma boa série, achei o arco do personagem principal o pior de todos, mas os outros personagens são bons da pra ver muita personalidade e profundidade em todos, meus preferidos são a Angelica e a srta.Crumbles, já o protagonista é imaturo do começo ao fim, seria bom se pelo menos no final ele tivesse alguma evolução, mas não foi o caso.
  • May 15, 2020
    It was good in the beginning but then it turned boring and fell flat. I would much rather have a movie of this than a series. I liked Ms Crumble's character tho
  • May 11, 2020
    While a fun show, the only character I liked was Ms. Crumble. Each episode she is in I got to know and see grow more than the rest of the other characters. Everyone else were just whiny teenagers worried about social justice issues that should be unrelated in an apocalyptic world.
  • May 05, 2020
    Dark comedy. Witty dialogue. Lots of semi-obscure pop culture references. Decent story lines and character development. Pretty much Netflix done right. ;o)
  • Apr 24, 2020
    It has proven once more that world-building is one of the most important parts when creating a fictional world
  • Apr 24, 2020
    Great and very unique. I really hope season 2 eventually comes out
  • Apr 10, 2020
    Amazing show! Don't know why it is getting so low ratings.
  • Mar 25, 2020
    Very good at the begining. Mix of Mad Max, zombie and high school dramedies, it looses steam mid season and ends with poof instead of boom.
  • Mar 20, 2020
    Rating: 7/10. 79/100

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