Day Break

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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 1 Season
  • 8.1  (8,419)

Day Break is a crime drama series that aired on ABC in 2006-2007, and starred Taye Diggs as Brett Hopper, a police detective who finds himself reliving the same day over and over again. The show follows Brett's attempts to solve a complex murder case that he's become entangled in, while trying to figure out what's happening to him and avoid the different dangers that come his way.

The show begins with Hopper waking up on the day he's accused of killing state attorney Alberto Garza (played by Adam Baldwin). However, instead of being arrested and charged, Hopper finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day over and over again. Despite initially being disoriented and confused about his situation, he soon starts to realize that there's an opportunity in this as well - to prevent Garza's murder, which would not only save his own life but would also help clear his name.

Brett's investigation into Garza's murder leads him down a twisted path of corruption, conspiracy and revenge, making him question who he can trust and who is out to get him. Along the way, he meets Rita Shelten (played by Moon Bloodgood), a federal agent who has been conducting her own investigations into the same case, giving the show a romantic subplot.

Despite the excitement of his new powers, Hopper finds himself facing different challenges every day when he wakes up. This includes threats from people who want him dead, or simply want to stop him from finding out the truth about Garza's murder. As he tries to uncover the conspiracy that's behind his predicament, he soon discovers that the people he thought he knew - his friends, colleagues, and even his lover - may not be who they seem.

One of the most interesting things about Day Break is the way it's structured. Each episode shows Hopper living through the same day, but with different events and outcomes. These changes are often the result of Hopper's own actions, making the show highly unpredictable and intriguing. The show is also well-written, with engaging storylines, strong character development, and effective pacing.

Taye Diggs is superb in his performance as Brett Hopper, bringing a combination of intensity, vulnerability and humor to the character. His chemistry with Moon Bloodgood is also excellent, making their relationship a highlight of the show. The supporting cast is also impressive, with strong performances from Victoria Pratt as Andrea, Hopper's ex-girlfriend, and Meta Golding as Jennifer, a stripper with ties to the Garza family.

Overall, Day Break is an exciting and well-conceived show that delivers a thrilling combination of crime, drama, and science fiction. Although it only lasted one season, it remains a highly regarded cult favorite among fans of the genre.

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What If It's Him
13. What If It's Him
January 31, 2007
Hopper finally breaks the "day" and sees "tomorrow" only to find out the next day brings some more problems.
What If She's the Key
12. What If She's the Key
January 24, 2007
Hopper learns his girlfriend, Rita, plays an important role in the entire conspiracy.
What If He Walks Away
11. What If He Walks Away
January 17, 2007
To his disappointment, Hopper wakes up to revisit the same day although the case had been cleared the night before.
What If He's Free
10. What If He's Free
January 10, 2007
After some more research, Hopper finally finds out who really murdered ADA Alberto Garza.
What If They're Connected
9. What If They're Connected
January 3, 2007
Hopper struggles to find the connection between Booth, a city counselor, and Garza. That connection seems to lie in the role that Booth's assistant has in the plot.
What If She's Lying
8. What If She's Lying
December 27, 2006
Hopper fears his sister, Jennifer, is involved in the plot against him. He first visits his mother to learn more about the connection, and suspects his late father's involvement in the Contreras murder could be at the bottom of the plot.
What If He's Not Alone
7. What If He's Not Alone
December 20, 2006
After following up on a clue, Hopper unexpectedly meets with the man who had bit him and learns he is not the only person who is reliving the day over and over again.
What If They Find Him
6. What If They Find Him
December 13, 2006
Hopper, who is in possession of the murder book, is able to track down a lead in the 1991 murder case that could hold answers he needs to clear himself.
What If They're Stuck
5. What If They're Stuck
December 6, 2006
Hopper returns to Internal Affairs twice in search of the murder book. The first time he's arrested (and Rita's subsequently killed); the second time he pulls a gun on Chad and takes him hostage. His primary demand: that Rita be brought to him. "I get caught, she gets killed," he tells Chad.
What If He Can Change The Day
4. What If He Can Change The Day
November 29, 2006
Hopper gets an unexpected phone call that could lead to some answers as he comes between Andrea and Eddie, the fired cop who plunged off her deck into a ravine. Hopper also confronts Ava the swimmer about the package containing the hourglass that Garza had her send him, and he learns that Ava sent a package to his sister, Jennifer, as well.
What If He Lets Her Go
3. What If He Lets Her Go
November 22, 2006
Hopper discovers that somebody close to him may have had a role in framing him for Garza's murder. Meanwhile, some critical clues come to light that may aid Hopper in making his hellacious day come to an end.
What If They Run
2. What If They Run
November 15, 2006
Hopper makes the decision to take Rita and make a run for it by getting out of town in an attempt to escape the day. But he soon discovers the disastrous consequences of his rash actions.
1. Pilot
November 15, 2006
When Detective Brett Hopper woke up this morning, he thought it was a normal day, a day like any other one, but he soon learns he has been accused of killing Assistant District Attorney Alberto Garza. Even after offering a solid alibi, no one believes him. When he wakes up the next morning, he finds out he is reliving the same day and his loved ones are in danger.
What If They Run Pilot
1. What If They Run Pilot
November 15, 2006
Detective Brett Hopper is having a hellacious day; the kind of day where nothing goes his way and he just can't wait to put it behind him... only he can't, because he's living the same day over and over again. Hopper is accused of killing Assistant District Attorney Alberto Garza. He offers a solid alibi which no one believes. He realizes he's been framed. And he runs, discovering en route that not only he, but also his loved ones are in danger. He then wakes up and relives the same day over and over again. In order to break the cycle and move on, he has to figure out who framed him and solve the complex mystery surrounding Garza's death. He is also forced to heal the fractured relationships with those he loves. Either Hopper can break this day, or this day will break Hopper.
What If They Run (Pilot)
1. What If They Run (Pilot)
November 15, 2006
A Los Angeles police officer falsely accused of murder flees from the law.
  • Premiere Date
    November 15, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (8,419)