Let’s continue my tradition of writing about shows nobody watches on the blog nobody reads with an introduction to No Tomorrow, shall we? Maybe eventually readers and viewers will flock to us both. Like Xavier with an X, it’s my truth, and I believe. Don’t judge. 😘
No Tomorrow is on Tuesday nights on the CW, following The Flash. Flash theoretically should have been a great lead in, being the CWs highest rated show, but in reality, the audiences for these 2 shows are very different. The Flash attracts comic book fans, families, and a few shippers/fans of its stars. No Tomorrow has been advertised as if it was a light romantic romantic comedy with a quirky premise and a lovably deluded male lead. That’s going to attract a different audience, and, in fact, Flash’s audience hasn’t stuck around, leaving No Tomorrow with too small an audience for even the CW to order a full season beyond the first 13 episodes. But even it it stays a limited run, 1 season show, it’s still worth checking out. Firefly only had about the same number of episodes, after all, and it lives on in legend and on Netflix.
No Tomorrow is, in fact, a dark comedy. It’s much smarter, more modern, broader themed, and more nuanced than its advertisements would lead you to believe. It has that in common with its sister CW shows, Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (though Jane is not as dark as the other 2). Evie, the female lead, is the only truly sunny character in the show. Xavier believes the apocalypse is coming in a few months, courtesy of a world-ending meteor. Since he’s unable to convince the world’s scientists and governments that their calculations about the meteor’s trajectory are wrong, he decides to live life to its fullest for the time he has left. After they meet, Evie comes along for the ride. The show leaves the possibility open that Xavier could be right, using his beliefs as a tool to explore relationship issues, prejudice, religion, mental illness, adulting and acceptance. It leads to some thought provoking, complex, and hilarious situations.