04 March 2007

Day Broke. (Here be Spoilers)

Okay, I'll keep the spoilers to a minimum here, but I've got to celebrate the end of one of the best TV shows of the season. The 13-episode Day Break was a great dramatic, noir twist on Groundhog Day. Unfortunately only six episodes actually aired, so the rest had to be watched via ABC.com.

To sum up: Brett Hopper (Taye Diggs) is framed of murder, and he keeps reliving the day until he exposes the conspiracy behind the frame-up. Predictably, the conspiracy is wide-ranging, but it's actually fairly believable, as it's been well-developed by good writing and acting.

And the architect of the whole mystical scheme to exonerate Hopper was...

Clayton Rohner?

Yep, the dude who got the guy/girl Terry in Just One of the Guys. Apparently he did it. So he's God, or something fairly close to it, 'cause he's the one (cleaned up from his scruffy Jared character) at the end of the finale looking on as things return to normalcy for Brett et al. Makes me wonder if he appears in episodes where Jared doesn't in other disguises.

So it's over. Most of the baddies get their comeuppance; Mitch Pileggi turns out to be good; and Adam Baldwin turns out to be bad, and yet he escapes to somewhere (back to Firefly, perhaps?). Nice switcheroo there, since they're setup for the reverse.

Great show. Great finale. ABC should've aired it instead of reruns of According to Jim and The George Lopez Show. If it's ever released on DVD, it better have a lot of extras, 'cause I don't know how re-watchable this series is. But, then again, since no one watched it in the first place, it may do quite well.

Yet another example of Hollywood's inability to differentiate the good from the bad.

One question, though. What happened to Margo?

1 comment:

jim treacher said...

Margo lived to annoy people with her loud cellphone conversations for another day.

Nice matching bookends: "You need new pillows."