Daybreak: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Daybreak

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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: 739

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 24, 2019

Average student Josh Wheeler finds the tables have turned in his favor as Los Angeles suffers in the wake of an apocalypse.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2019

Josh teams up with Wesley and Angelica to find shelter in a mall. They enter a battle of wits with the mall's obnoxious self-proclaimed owner and later contends with a familiar face.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2019

On a run for antibiotics, Angelica reveals the depth of her quirks to Josh.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2019

Convinced that someone important has died, Josh swears vengeance. Meanwhile, Principal Burr reveals startling information on one of his more challenging former pupils.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2019

Wesley puts together a homecoming dance to create a name for himself. Eli strives to win homecoming king as Angelica tries to find a date for Josh.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2019

KJ and Josh trek into the wilderness as Mona Lisa and Turbo work to ferret out the mole. Meanwhile, Angelica continues to make strides.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2019

When the truth about Sam comes to light, Josh kicks Eli, Angelica, and Wesley out of the mall. Meanwhile, Crumble continues to hunt for food.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2019

A flashback reveals how Sam and Josh's intent to play hookey did not go quite according to plan.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2019

Eli and Josh venture back to the school in search of answers. Principal Burr exerts his authority by enlisting the more intelligent students for help.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2019

Josh and Sam's relationship takes on new meaning as the kids work to overthrow Principal Burr.

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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

  • Oct 09, 2020
    Tooo bad netflex cancelled this show but still make that 13 reasons bullcrap
  • Jul 11, 2020
    This was an entertaining and quirky series. I was entertained and enjoyed watching the twist on high school cliques set in a zombie world.
  • Jul 05, 2020
    A fun and refreshing take on the zombie genre, with plenty of action, drama and a lot of surprising plot twists
  • Jun 01, 2020
    Apesar do início maçante e tedioso causado pelas repetitivas quebras da quarta parede feitas pelo protagonista, a narrativa da série é dinamizada pelo aprofundamento individual e planejado dos dilemas e conflitos dos outros personagens principais os tornando carismáticos, complexos e representativos. Já o enredo é carismático o suficiente para atrair os mais diferentes públicos, por possuir uma progressão natural e psicológica acertada. Dado o conjunto, minha nota para este seriado é 9.
  • 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 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.

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