Daybreak: Season 1 Reviews

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.
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 25, 2019
A wild ride of a TV show.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 23, 2019
Smart, imaginative and surprisingly funny horror-comedy.
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 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 21, 2019
Daybreak is at its best when the creators lean into their most absurdist impulses.
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.
October 17, 2019
What makes Daybreak work inasmuch as it does is the counterpoint between what the characters' lives were like before the blast, and what they're living for now... It's the show's action and social commentary that falls short.