Thursday, December 07, 2006

Day Break: There's Got to Be a Morning After

Things don't look good for Day Break, as ABC is filling its time slot with comedies in January and hasn't announced any other place on its schedule for the show. It looks like Day Break's on the slow boat to The Nine-style hiatus, which is why you should check it out while you still can. The show was intriguing from the start, but now it's hitting its stride, with a mystery that just gets more interesting as more pieces are revealed. Hopper's dad's cold case, the fingerprint on the hourglass, what Chad is doing with the case file, the crazy biting guy in the police station – I don't know what's going on with any of it, but I hope the show lasts long enough that I can find out.

And as for Chad, the slimy IA ex of Hopper's girlfriend revealed a secretly awesome side this week. Yes, he saved Hopper's life, but he also got all quantum physical on him and hit him up for the nearly $150 in coffee money Hopper owes him. It's another point in Day Break's favor: the great supporting cast. If you don't like mystery, at least watch for Adam Baldwin (not one of those Baldwins), Victoria Pratt, and snarky, snarky Mitch Pileggi.