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Déjà vu all over again

REPEAT! Day Break, Bravo, 10.00pm

Day BreakWe recently spent a bit of time getting re-acquainted with Sky Three, one of our more neglected channels, on the grounds that we probably only have limited time left together. After all, Sky seem to be on some kind of quest to remove all of their channels from any non-Sky branded platforms unless we all pay them twenty-six squillion pounds a month and vow to throw rotten tomatoes at Richard Branson every time we see him, or something.

The point behind this rather meandering transgression is that we got to see Tru Calling again. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it stars Eliza Dushku as the improbably-named Tru Davies, who lands a job at the City Morgue thanks to a series of plot contrivances designed to bring her into contact with copious amounts of dead bodies who can suddenly ask for her help with their last breath and whisk her back in time to relive the day and eventually, if somewhat ineptly, prevent them from "dying before their time", whatever that means.

Tru Calling was ridiculous and embarrassing, but we sort of loved it, and we imagine that's pretty much how we're going to feel about Day Break, which shares a similar conceit. The very dashing -- quite literally, in this context -- Taye Diggs (previously best known to us for guest-starring in an acting challenge on America's Next Top Model and getting Eva Pigford so hot and bothered that she said "illsnesses") plays Brett Hopper, framed for a crime he did not commit and stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place as all of his loved ones are put in jeopardy. Having lived the worst day of his life, he then...gets to live it again, and try to do things a little differently, and see if he can fix all the things that have gone horribly wrong. By the looks of the trailers we've seen, it looks bombastic and completely nonsensical, but we think we might end up loving it. Funny how that works. (PS. This is another one to file under the "cancelled before the end of the first season" pile that we mentioned yesterday, sadly.)

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