It’s (al­most) the end of the world on ‘No To­mor­row’

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FEATURES - By Rob Low­man South­ern Cal­i­for­nia News Group Con­tact Rob Low­man at rlow­man@scng.com or @ RobLow­man1 on Twit­ter.

In “No To­mor­row,” Evie is young wo­man who hates her boss and her­job. She su­per­vises a ship­ping crew in the ware­house for an Ama­zon-like com­pany.

While tak­ing a break from her boyfriend, Evie has a brief en­counter with Xavier, a guy her friend de­scribes as “a stranger that you can project all your soft­core fantasies on.

Fate in­ter­venes to bring them to­gether again, and Evie learns he be­lieves the world will end in eight months and 12 days. A for­mer science mag­a­zine copy ed­i­tor, Xavier read about an as­ter­oid that was go­ing to fly­past Earth. He tells Evie he re­cal­cu­lated the flight path and has come to the con­clu­sion that the as­ter­oid will ac­tu­ally crash into Earth.

No one be­lieves him, though, nor can he ex­plain how he got his com­pu­ta­tional abil­i­ties. Xavier quits his job and be­gins liv­ing like the world is go­ing to end. Whether he is crazy or not, doesn’t mat­ter to Evie. He’s what she needs in her dull life. Soon, she is do­ing things she never thought she could do,

Like “Jane the Vir­gin,” also on the net­work, “No To­mor­row” is adap­ta­tion of a Latin Amer­i­can se­ries.The fan­tasy-dram­edy is cute enough, though it doesn’t have the en­dear­ing daffi­ness of “Jane.”

Tori An­der­son and Joshua Sasse, who play Evie and Xavier, have a nice chem­istry. Not ev­ery­thing goes swim­mingly for the char­ac­ters, of course, but even so it’s dif­fi­cult to see how long this can go on — let alone make it eight months and 12 days.

PHOTO EDDY CHEN — THE CW

Pic­tured are Joshua Sasse, left, as Xavier and Tori An­der­son as Evie in a scene from “No To­mor­row.”

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