Daybreak: Season 1 Reviews

January 8, 2020
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.
November 15, 2019
This mash-up of Lord of the Flies, Mad Max and Riverdale quickly wears out its self-conscious welcome.
November 6, 2019
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.
November 6, 2019
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.
October 25, 2019
There wasn't enough we liked to return to the show.
October 25, 2019
Peyton and Coleite's vision is a hokey, desperately snarky zombie tale that churns out an entirely new crop of characters, only to center on the least interesting of the bunch.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 25, 2019
Broken fourth walls, ironic slo-mo montages, characters observing storytelling tropes as they participate in them: every meta trick available is deployed to mask the show's empty emotional core.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 23, 2019
[Daybreak] often has the pretentious air of something that thinks it's much smarter than it actually is.
October 23, 2019
A frantically hit-and-miss series primarily built around an ensemble of ostensible teens who look like they're in their 20s, talk like they're in their 30s and make references like they're in their 40s.
October 21, 2019
It is, by any measure, a pretty tepid addition to an already saturated genre, its main point of differentiation being the "Lord of the Flies" riff in transplanting the social strata of high school onto a ruthless dog-eat-dog landscape.