Cat­a­strophic love

Evie’s new lover has a crazy the­ory that af­fects the world.

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No To­mor­row Sea­son 1 Mon­days (from 1 May) Vuzu (*116) 21:00

In 13-episode rom­com No To­mor­row (2016), plain jane ware­house worker Evie Cov­ing­ton (Tori An­der­son) is gaga for her hunky new neigh­bour Xavier Hol­l­i­day (Joshua Sasse). That’s un­til she finds out that her “per­fect” new love has a se­cret.

THE END OF THE WORLD

Xavier has a cool house but no job. He is try­ing to live his last days on Earth to the full be­cause “the world is end­ing in eight months and 12 days”. He’s also made a bucket list – which he’s dubbed “The Apoca-list” – of ev­ery­thing he’d like to do be­fore the Apoc­a­lypse hits. That’s enough crazy for Evie and she’s ready to ditch him in episode 2 (8 May), un­til Xavier asks her to join him.

“That’s what is so great about the show, that hope­fully peo­ple will come away from it re­al­is­ing that you have a cer­tain amount of time and you should utilise it as best as you can. Do the things that you’ve been putting off,” says Tori. But while she’s smit­ten, her gal­pals are keep­ing a watch­ful eye on her. Evie’s grumpy co-worker Ka­reema (Sarayu Blue) and her older sis­ter Mary Anne (Kelly Stables) think that Xavier’s off his rock­ers and prob­a­bly off his meds too. At least Xavier finds a sym­pa­thiser in Evie’s ware­house co-worker Hank (Jonathan Langdon), who’s also pre­pared for the Apoc­a­lypse and has a work drawer and cup­board stocked with food sup­plies.

LEND­ING STO­RY­LINES

The sin­gle-sea­son (so far – there’s no word on a re­newal) rom­com is goofy and rests heav­ily on Evie’s charm and Xavier’s good looks. But the show isn’t an orig­i­nal – it’s based on 2012 Brazil­ian te­len­ov­ela se­ries Como Aproveitar O Fim Do Mundo (which trans­lates to How To En­joy The End Of The World). Joshua adds that “it [the show] is kind of off kil­ter and it’s not what you’d ex­pect. Evie and Xavier are the an­tithe­sis of each other. It’s about how he helps her grow and how she shows him that it’s not just about this tun­nel vi­sion that he’s got, but to think about things in a slightly dif­fer­ent pic­ture. It’s beau­ti­ful and full of twists.”

There’s no to­mor­row for (from left): Evie, Hank, Dei­dre, Ka­reema, Ti­mothy and Xavier.

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