Sunday, March 5, 2017

Now on Netflix: No Tomorrow (2016)

No Tomorrow (2016) - Created by Corinne Brinkerhoff, Scott McCabe, Tory Stanton; Starring Tori Anderson, Joshua Sasse, Jonathan Langdon, Sarayu Blue, Jesse Rath, Amy Pietz, Ted McGinley.

By Kenny Howell

Take a little bit of My Name is Earl, add two charming leads and the end of the world, and you have CW's No Tomorrow.

Tori Anderson plays Evie, a woman who works at an online retailer like Amazon. She is recently single, and keeps seeing an intriguing man in her neighborhood, Xavier, played by Joshua Sasse.

It just so happens one day that she gets a package delivered to her house for him. She takes it back to him, and he invites her in. Turns out he has had his eye on her too, and the two have a great afternoon together. That is until Xavier tells her about his theory that an asteroid is going to hit the Earth in just over eight months, and he has been living his life to the fullest ever since he found out.

Evie is understandably taken aback at first, but there is something attractive about Xavier's lifestyle. He has made a long list of things he wants to do before the asteroid hits, and Evie wants to seize the day much like he does. She makes her own list, and the two set out to cross things off their list, while trying to build a relationship, all while their imminent death could be coming soon.

No Tomorrow works because of the leads Anderson and Sasse. They definitely have that spark, and both have likable screen presences. The show itself is also quite clever, with little aside jokes to keep things rolling. The place where it might falter is the supporting cast around them. Creators Corinne Brinkerhoff, Scott McCabe and Tory Stanton have gone the route of placing eccentrics all around Xavier and Evie, and I don't know if any of them really stand out. They are perfectly fine, but when the story veers off into their stories, I just want it to go back to Xavier and Evie's story. Still, the show is incredibly pleasant and fits well with the CW's other hit shows, My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin.

The first season of No Tomorrow is now streaming on Netflix.

Rating: ***

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