Thursday, November 16, 2006

"Daybreak" Shmaybreak

For the past couple weeks, I’ve been looking forward to the series premiere of “Daybreak”, the new series on ABC. It’s about a top-notch-cop (Taye Diggs) who becomes entangled in an international conspiracy while for some reason, unbeknownst to us, he is living the same day over and over again. Only this day is one super shitty day.

Okay, I'm in.

“Daybreak” started with a bang. The writers wasted no time hurling the viewer straight into an action packed sequence that let you know immediately that this is going to be some wicked cool shit.

By the middle of the premiere, a few little bugs had gotten under my skin but I was definitely still enjoying my experience. It was clear that “Daybreak” wasn’t going to break any ground, but would be worth watching none the less.

Until the following happened:


There was a scene where Taye Diggs’ character is trying to explain to his girlfriend that he has been living the same day over and over again. Their conversation went something like this:

Girlfriend: Is everything okay? You look like something’s wrong.

Taye: I’m living the same day over and over.

Girfriend: What?

Taye: I’m living the same day over and over again.

Girlfriend: What?

Taye: This day is happening repeatedly. Over and over again.

Girlfriend: What?

And they went on and on like this for about 30 minutes, no shit. This is where they lost me because if this conversation had happened in the real world, I guaran-fucking-tee you it would have gone something like this:

Girlfriend: Is everything okay? You look like something’s wrong.

Taye: I’m living the same day over and over.

Girfriend: What?

Taye: I’m living the same day over and over again.

Girlfriend: What?

Taye: Damn, bitch! Haven’t you seen “Groundhog Day”?!

I mean, seriously. How funny would that have been? But instead, what they’re telling us is that “Groundhog Day” doesn’t exist in their world.

Yeah. Just for that ,“Daybreak” doesn’t exist in my world.

5 comments:

Garrett said...

Doesn't Taye know that all he has to do to escape the time loop is learn piano, learn French poetry, change an old lady's tire, and fall in love with Andie MacDowell? He is wasting his time solving crimes.

Sister Mary Lisa said...

This post is hilarious. Of course that's what would have been said in the real world.

Or the girlfriend would have taken it as a personal attack after he said it twice:

"You want out of our relationship?? Is that what you're saying?? We've become STAGNANT?"

Ryan said...

Garrett & Sister Mary Lisa:

Now those are two excellent comments!

Please don't mistake the above statement for a compliment directed towards you two. I'm just patting myself on the back for managing to attract an intelligent readership.

:)

Julie in Texas said...

Omg...I thought the same thing, GROUND HOG DAY, and that friggin movie drove me nuts! The thought of reliving the same day over is not appealing in ANY way.
Taye just needs to sleep in and watch some TV...lol

Janet said...

So not only are they living the same day over and over, they have to have the same conversation about the same day? That has to be really annoying. No really, that has to be really annoying.:)