The Corner

Daybreak

My wife and I watched the first episode of Daybreak on ABC last night. It’s like a cross between Groundhog Day and The Fugitive and as intense as 24. I wasn’t looking to get hooked on a TV show, but I think it happened. Critically, there’s (apparently) a promise of closure after a certain number of episodes, unlike Lost, the show it’s temporarily replacing and whose joys are diminishing as viewers like me feel as though we’re just getting strung along.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.