Today Detective Brett Hopper will be accused of shooting state attorney Alberto Garza. He will offer his rock solid alibi. He will realize he's been framed. And he will run. Then he will wake up and start the day over again.

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
4,189 ( 2,241)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2007   2006  
3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Journeyman (TV Series 2007)
Fantasy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A man travels back in time to help people in trouble.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Gretchen Egolf, Moon Bloodgood
New Amsterdam (2008)
Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A New York homicide detective is cursed with immortality.

Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Zuleikha Robinson, Alexie Gilmore
Dame sobh (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. Day Break - based on... See full summary »

Director: Hamid Rahmanian
Stars: Hosein Yari, Zabi Afshar, Hoda Nasseh
Invasion (2005–2006)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In the aftermath of a hurricane, a Florida Park Ranger and his family deal with strange occurrences, including luminescent creatures in the water and people that somehow seem to have ... See full summary »

Stars: William Fichtner, Eddie Cibrian, Kari Matchett
John Doe (2002–2003)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A man who seems to know everything but his own name helps police solve crimes as he searches for his identity.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Jayne Brook, John Marshall Jones
The Event (2010–2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself.

Stars: Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Ian Anthony Dale
Daybreak (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Chris Armstrong
Stars: Jenn Gotzon Chandler, Mustafa Shakir
Flashforward (2009–2010)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future.

Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Joseph Fiennes, Jack Davenport
Traveler (TV Series 2007)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Jay and Tyler find themselves hunted by the FBI after a bombing of a museum. Their only lead is their best friend, Will Traveler, who disappeared after the bombing and is not in any record ... See full summary »

Stars: Matt Bomer, Logan Marshall-Green, Aaron Stanford
Eleventh Hour (2008–2009)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A government scientist and his tough attractive FBI handler try to save people from deadly scientific experiments, poisoners, rare diseases and environmental hazards.

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, Omar Benson Miller
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Detective Brett Hopper (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
...
 Rita Shelten (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
...
 Andrea Battle (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
...
 Jennifer Mathis (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
...
 Damien Ortiz (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
...
 Chad Shelten (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
...
 Buchalter (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
...
 Fencik (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
...
 Detective Spivak (12 episodes, 2006-2007)
...
 Detective Christopher Choi (12 episodes, 2006-2007)
...
 Shadow Man / ... (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
...
 Preisser (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Edit

Storyline

Brett Hopper is a police detective. One day when the day begins, he notices a few unusual things, and when he goes home, he is arrested. He is told that he's the suspect in the murder of a D.A. whom he says that he doesn't know. While in his holding cell, he is taken out and brought somewhere, where a man whom he doesn't know tells him something. That's when the sun goes down. He then wakes up and discovers he is reliving the day again. And armed with what little info he learned from the day before, he tries to find out why he is being framed. But comes up short but when the day ends he relives it again and again. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

For every decision, there's a consequence


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

15 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atrapado en el tiempo  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Detective Brett Hopper: [on the phone] Damien, I need to speak to Baxter
Damien Ortiz: Baxter? Well, if I see that fed I'll pass the word along
Detective Brett Hopper: Well, that should be easy 'cos I know he's stuffed in the back of your truck
See more »

Connections

Referenced in (500) Days of Summer (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A great fill-in, shame ABC pulled it
25 March 2007 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I thought ABC's programming strategy with Lost this year was brilliant: bunch up the first-run episodes into two batches and commission a one-shot limited series to fill in the gap. Just something that you could enjoy while Lost was on hiatus, a pleasing diversion that had a definite end. Apparently Day Break just couldn't pull the numbers ABC was looking for, though, and not all of the series aired. Fortunately, the network posted the rest of the episodes online.

It's a shame more people won't get to see this; it was good. Not by any means "the best show on television" but well worth watching. Diggs is appealing as Hopper, and the supporting actors, particularly Bloodgood and Baldwin, are solid too. The plot has enough twists and turns to keep even the most careful watcher guessing. Some of it doesn't actually make much sense -- in some episodes, Hopper is off doing things that won't actually stop some of the other bad things in his day from happening, but they somehow don't happen. (Creative license.) Still, unlike Lost, it all actually concludes neatly and satisfyingly.

This kind of show is actually the kind of thing that British television does well. Hardly any British dramas have more than 13 episodes a season, and many come to a definite end after only a season or two. (Example: The second season of Life On Mars is the last.) I think the smaller number of episodes allows for better writing -- Ron Moore of Battlestar Galactica has expressed similar concerns. (Which is probably why Season 4 of Galactica was originally slated to be 13 episodes. Sci-Fi apparently dangled enough of a carrot to get him to agree to 22, though.)

The Brits do it largely because they don't have the budget the American networks do. But I'd completely support any American network that wanted to schedule two 13-episode shows in place of a single 22-episode show. It divides neatly into the calendar year (you get to run each series twice in its entirety, so viewers can catch shows they missed the first time) and gives the viewer a new series to look forward to on a regular basis. At the same time, the network's financial commitment for each individual show is lower, so they're not betting the farm on 22 episodes of one show.

Of course, if they're not willing to do that, ABC's approach is a good compromise. I hope ABC does not let their disappointment with Day Break's ratings scare them away from repeating this scheduling gambit next year with a different show.


29 of 35 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page