Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Day Break

I'm watching Day Break again. It's an awesome series that was canceled after only one season. It's like a fucked up Groundhog Day. Detective Bret Hopper is reliving the same day over and over again. He wakes up and finds out that he is framed for killing an Assistant District Attorney, Garza, gets to watch his girlfriend die, his sister threatened, is drugged, gets the crap kicked out of him and get to wake up to do it all over again.
What is interesting is that his injuries persist. If he gets kicked in the ribs, the bruise carries over. If he gets shot, the wound stays.
Each day he learns what his actions lead to. He gets a few more clues to solve the puzzle. It's really interesting and quite well done. There are some really great scenes when he finds himself in the same situation over again. He knows exactly how people will act and uses that against them. Sometimes it doesn't work out perfectly, so he tries again the next day until he get's it right. (I'll put this in a way for Mike to understand: It's like playing the same level of a video game over and over.)
I cant embed any clips for some reason, but you can go here for some video:


Mike said...

Wow, that's fascinating.

William said...

Yes, Mike. It is.