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: 462
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Episodes

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Air date: Oct 24, 2019
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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

  • 7h ago
    From the beginning to the end a true masterpiece...
  • 8h ago
    Great concept but so full of needless social justice propaganda, contributing nothing to the storyline, it is unwatchable.
  • 9h ago
    Loved every minute of it. Season two please?
  • 12h ago
    I loved it! Can't wait for the second season!
  • 1d ago
    I made an account on rotton tomatoes to tell people to not watch this, it's full of sexism and feminist crap; don't watch this if you don't like listening to lies about certain things to push an agenda.
  • 1d ago
    It was a lot of fun. I enjoyed the ride, and will definitely watch another season.
  • 2d ago
    Rallying enjoying this its like zombieland and a little more corny but they know they are being corny and roll with it!
  • 2d ago
    Rallying enjoying this its like zombieland and a little more corny but they know they are being corny and roll with it!
  • 2d ago
    A show that is comfusing at times and the first episode is really akward but, after that it's great. It's a must see
  • 3d ago
    Not great, not terrible. A bit much unneeded wokeness, women empowerment and slut approving.

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