It's the drama and mystery series that tells of Josh, who is already an outcast. Josh tries to find his missing girlfriend in Glendale after the end of the world. Josh faces a different path when he wants to join Angelica and Wesley. On the way, the journey turns into a different turn where they face many strange things.
It is, by any measure, a pretty tepid addition to an already saturated genre, its main point of differentiation being the "Lord of the Flies" riff in transplanting the social strata of high school onto a ruthless dog-eat-dog landscape.
What makes Daybreak work inasmuch as it does is the counterpoint between what the characters' lives were like before the blast, and what they're living for now... It's the show's action and social commentary that falls short.
Witty, self-aware and endlessly entertaining, Daybreak offers something for everyone: teen angst (and romance), samurai action, Mad Max-style car chases and, yes, metatextuality, all in one, enjoyable bundle.
A frantically hit-and-miss series primarily built around an ensemble of ostensible teens who look like they're in their 20s, talk like they're in their 30s and make references like they're in their 40s.