Sometimes writing my thoughts and ideas out about a show are difficult. It doesn’t happen to me often, but occasionally I won’t exactly know what to say. This is one one of those cases. I love No Tomorrow, the short lived CW show. It makes me want to do better and be less afraid of everything. I’m thankful that it exists, but here’s the rub: I’m not sure that it should have gotten a second season.
Don’t get me wrong I still think that it was Gone Too Soon, but despite the fact that that it only lasted a season. I think it had a great ending that was perfect in the moment. I don’t know how a second season would have gone. No Tomorrow was ephemeral; it told the entire story that it needed to in that one season.
Now if it would have lasted another season I would have totally watched it, but what if it ruined the magic? Because No Tomorrow has magic. It gave me everything I needed in the first season. I wouldn’t want it to end up like Riverdale, having a great first season and then slowly getting worse until it becomes a parody of itself. No Tomorrow captured lightning in a bottle.
Evie Covington (Tori Anderson, Blindspot) is a middle manager in an Amazon type store. She doesn’t take risks or step out of her comfort zone, until she meets Xavier (Joshua Sasse, Galavant) a carefree eccentric who believes that the world will be ending in eight months. Inspired by his attitude towards life Evie starts making her apoclyst, her list of things she wants to do before the world ends. Evie and Xavier complement each other and spending so much time together begins a wonderful relationship.
Sasse is doing a lot of the heavy lifting here. He’s hot and charming and if he wasn’t as attractive as he is then most of Xavier’s oddities would come off as major red flags. He doesn’t pay his bills and genuinely believes that the world is going to end. He oversteps boundaries and not only in a get out of your comfort zone kind of way. It’s a fine line between being totally crazy and just having a strange belief system.
Also working with Evie is Hank (Jonathan Langdon) a cheerful, conspiracy theorist who also believes the world is going to end, but not by an asteroid like Xavier and Karema (Sarayu Blue, I Feel Bad) a nihilist with her own set of beliefs. Their boss Deirdre (Amy Pietz) is very dry and has a crush on Hank. Not working at the warehouse, but also a major player is Timothy (Jesse Rath, Supergirl), Evie’s ex-boyfriend who’s not quite over her and Hank’s friend.
Should You Watch It
If you like rom come then you will like this show. It’s literally a romantic comedy in TV show form. It has all the conventions of the genre with a really great cast.
This show is also weirdly aspirational. It made me reevaluate my priorities and what is important to me. So if you’re in the mood to be inspired then this is a great show for you to check out.
Technically there are three or four ships on the show, but only one really matters. Xavier and Evie. The show is quite literally written around them, they are the stars of this particular rom com. They are one of the best tv couples, I know I have already said that there are a ton of red flags, but somehow they work well together. Evie and Xavier are exactly what each other needs. They are supportive and honest and they bring out the best in each other. No Tomorrow hinges its entire premise n the chemistry these two actors and boy do they have chemistry.
I would love to watch an actual movie rom com starring these two. Tori Anderson has been in a couple of Hallmark Movies one of which was supposed to be released last fall but was held when they decided to start airing Christmas movies earlier. Now would be a great time to finally release Love Under the Olive Tree. I would love to see her and Joshua Sasse is a Netflix rom com or something of the sort.
There are a few side couples like Hank and Diedre and Kareema and Sofia. Neither of which are given as much time Xavier and Evie. Which makes sense, they are the main rom com couple, but the side couples are pretty interesting in their own right. They each have their ups and downs and are compelling side plots.
I’m gonna be honest I love the way No Tomorrow ends. I guess that you could say that it ends on a cliffhanger, but not really. It is kind of hard to explain. It has a bittersweet ending that I think encapsulates the show perfectly. Then, after its cancellation, the CW released an epilogue telling you what’s next for the characters. The video is no longer available on their site, but you can watch it here. There won’t be any screaming at the tv, in fact I cried during the final moments of the season. It was a beautiful culmination of everything the season had been leading up to. No Tomorrow wraps up in a way that leaves hope for the future, but really ties up most loose ends. Each character’s story arc seems complete.
Where to Watch it
You can catch No Tomorrow on Netflix and you really should. I love how easy it is to track down all the CW shows, no matter how long they lasted. More networks should make their shows available like them.
Did you watch No Tomorrow? Check out my other Gone Too Soon’s: Class, Dallas, Jericho, Deception, Take Two, Deadly Class, Whiskey Cavalier, Hap and Leonard, Ravenswood, iZombie, Stitchers, Eye Candy, and Daybreak.