Daybreak: Season 1 Reviews

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November 15, 2019
These scenes provide some great emotional moments, as well as some other fun ones. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 6, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 6, 2019
Daybreak will undoubtedly attract a young crowd, but spelling everything out in black and white underestimates their intelligence.
November 6, 2019
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.
November 6, 2019
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.
November 6, 2019
Daybreak is satire, but while it is loaded with mocking humour, it, too, has great poignancy.
November 4, 2019
Post-apocalyptic charmer is too bloody for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2019
Daybreak is a wonderful new addition to the Netflix genre pool, and it's nice to know the streamer is still willing to throw some serious money behind a series as insane as this one.
October 31, 2019
But if you can pull through the first few cringey episodes, Daybreak transforms into the perfect post-apocalypse TV series for Gen Z.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 28, 2019
It's pretty outrageous, so if that's your thing, you'll love it...the show does a really great job of poking fun at the generation it's following.
October 28, 2019
The show that Daybreak is trying so desperately to be is in there. All it needs is to dial it back a ton and pick and choose its moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 28, 2019
Daybreak weakens when it flails too far over the top, but when it finds that sweet balance between cartoon and catharsis it can be surprisingly powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.2/10
October 25, 2019
Daybreak brings new life to the genre with writing so clever, a single viewing won't be enough.
October 25, 2019
A wild ride of a TV show.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 25, 2019
[Daybreak] 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.9/10
October 23, 2019
...imagine a bunch of high school cliques got thrown into a Mad Max world, where they defend their territories to the death-then add flesh eating adults.
October 23, 2019
Smart, imaginative and surprisingly funny horror-comedy.
October 22, 2019
Insipid comedy aside, the series offers evocative reflections on the premature death of a generation's childhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 22, 2019
Witty, self-aware and endlessly entertaining, Daybreak offers something for everyone: teen angst (and romance), samurai action, Mad Max-style car chases and, yes, metatextuality, all in one, enjoyable bundle.
October 21, 2019
Daybreak is at its best when the creators lean into their most absurdist impulses.
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