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