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Fall TV Preview: Day Break

Not only was Taye Diggs just named one of People’s Sexiest Men Alive, but he’s starring in a new ABC drama, called Day Break, which premieres tonight at 8/9 c.

Judging from the pilot, Day Break could finally be Diggs’ big break, as it’s equally adept at showing off his acting chops and his sexy bod. Plus, the series has a very cool concept backing it up: Diggs is reliving a single day of his life on repeat, a la Groundhog Day. And it’s not a particularly good day, since he’s been falsely accused of murdering the Assistant D.A.

Day Break kicks off with seven of the most action-packed minutes in TV: Diggs takes a sexy shower with his lady friend, saves a woman’s life during a bus crash, finds his apartment ransacked, and gets arrested. But that’s only the beginning, because throughout the episode, the story starts over two more times, each time playing out the scenario differently depending on how Diggs attempts to change his destiny. As a viewer, you get new glimpses of what’s going on each time, so you slowly start to piece the story together, and I’m assuming the show will continue to reveal new clues with each new episode. But while that device worked well in a movie like Run Lola Run, I worry that Day Break might begin to feel repetitive when stretched over an entire season. In fact, the pilot even started to feel a little bit repetitive. Then again, after watching the pilot, I can’t wait to see what happens next, so maybe the show is on to something.

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stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
It sounds confusing! ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I can't imagine a show being about living the same day OVER and OVER and OVER being good at all
granada1 granada1 10 years
I for one thought that it was awesome! I have a theory that the girlfriend is somehow in on it, and that her murder is fake. Just my theory, but I guess we'll have to see what happens?!
BKNYGal BKNYGal 10 years
I watched it last night and I gotta say, i loved it! I fell asleep during the last 15 minutes though. Taye Diggs is YUMMYLICIOUS!
Jbutterfly321 Jbutterfly321 10 years
Does anyone think that girl looks like Vanessa Millano?
KeynaLuver KeynaLuver 10 years
I loved it! You just have to get past the first "bored" part. They stop showing the repetitive parts after you get the idea. Give it a chance guys. :) Just my $.02 ~Love like you've never been hurt.~
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 10 years
After the second time around for that day, I started to get bored with it.
bonbonfay bonbonfay 10 years
I loved it! My hubby was even into it! Yahoo! I finally have another "must watch" show - other than Prison Break. Plus, Taye isn't such bad eye candy, either. DANG!!!! ~Bonnie~
rolos85 rolos85 10 years
i watched it tonight, for about a 15minutes. then i started getting really frustrated with it and watched sweet 16. god i hate those kids.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
Sounds kind of interesting but it could get boring watching the same day over and over again..
soccer_obsessed soccer_obsessed 10 years
so everyone can promotethis show but what about the shows taht need helo ahem the OC !!!!
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 10 years
They do that crap on FX, too. Ggggrrrr!
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 10 years
I was just gonna say the same thing concerning the overkill of commercials about this show. Because of that I don't want to watch it. I'm sick of it, already!
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
Jericho is actually watchable..and even though I like Taye Diggs.. I am pissed over Lost getting selved until Feb 7 for a cross between Groundhog Day and 24. I am going to skip it.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
This show isnt even on yet, and it annoys to poo out of me..there is a commercial for it every 2 minutes! enough is enough! I prolly would have liked it if they didnt overplay it...just like that show Jericho!
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
Taye Diggs :drool:
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