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: 30

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User Ratings: 498
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Episodes

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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.

Cast

Matthew Broderick
as Principal Burr
Colin Ford
as Josh Wheeler
Alyvia Alyn Lind
as Angelica
Sophie Simnett
as Samaira "Sam" Dean
Austin Crute
as Wesley Fists
Gregory Kasyan
as Eli Cardashyan
Cody Kearsley
as Turbo Bro Jock
Jeanté Godlock
as Mona Lisa
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Critic Reviews for Daybreak Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (10)

A wild ride of a TV show.

Oct 25, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

[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…

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…

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.

Oct 28, 2019 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 31, 2019 | 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…

But if you can pull through the first few cringey episodes, Daybreak transforms into the perfect post-apocalypse TV series for Gen Z.

Oct 30, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Post-apocalyptic charmer is too bloody for tweens.

Nov 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Daybreak: Season 1

  • 14h ago
    The script comes off as simultaneously preachy and off putting in a way that sounds out-of-touch, try-hard and pandering. The comedic nature of the show flips back and forth from being predictable and stale to refreshing. The character development is infrequent and formulaic. The pacing is horrible. The post-apocalyptic nature of the setting is a poor man's lord of the flies with zombies.
  • 20h ago
    The show was really funny and decently paced. They lost me with the season finale, ruined the whole show for me.
  • 1d ago
    Definitely fun and entertaining. Would recommend to anyone who likes Zombieland.
  • 2d ago
    Daybreak is that kind of series that may you though that Netflix could have done better, with a good cinematographic picture, a nice cast and win story, they failed in the way to tell the story, hope they get better in season 2 if the series get a sequel.
  • 2d ago
    The show was better than most shows I've seen and definitely worth watching. Although many parts were cringe-worthy and the ending was poorly executed and a bit of a stretch. But regardless the show was suspenseful and had multiple good plot twist.
  • 3d ago
    I quite enjoyed this series for what it was: A fun, sarcastic view of our current world and what would be worth saving. Fast, clever, creative and fun. Long live Ms. Crumble!
  • 3d ago
    I binged this in one day. I was very pleasantly surprised. I am far from the teen demo but really enjoyed the comedy and the pop culture references. refreshingly different. I am to familiar with most of the actors but wow are they talented. There wasn't one point where I cringed from bad acting. Bravo! I look forward to season 2! Thank you cast and crew for a job well done (in my humble opinion). You have made a new fan today..
  • 3d ago
    Started Good, progressively worsened, was terrible towards the end. No spoilers - I actually thought the very end (cliffhanger maybe?) was excellent. The Pros: Matthew Broderick...he tried to polish the turd. Krysta Rodriguez (Ms. Crumble) was pretty good too. The concept of this show isn't too bad. The Cons: This is obviously written for the 12-24 y/o crowd, not for me...however, this show is SO SJW PREACHY that it is painful (you may cringe so hard that you'll break a bone). I think the writers think they are smarter than they are really are. They obviously hate (probably self-hate?) whites, men, and adults. Also, why do current shows need an Angelica character (Alyvia Alyn Lind). I need a preachy, sassy, condensing 10 y/o like I need an active case of tuberculosis. If there is a season two, you need to kill her in the first episode.
  • 4d ago
    The show opens with an article ideology. As it develops, so does the story and the characters. It's worth the ride and development. Giving this a chance won't be something you regret. Even if the show gets cancelled actors from the show stood out to get better roles.
  • 4d ago
    It started strong, but got pretty annoying especially during the last episodes. I found myself absolutely not caring about the main characters after a while or their backstories. I just waited for the main story to continue and got disappointed again and again..

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