No Tomorrow (2016–2017)
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As the series progresses the premise and carpe diem antics do fall a bit by the wayside in favor of more standard sitcom set pieces, but the cast never fails to be charming and entertaining.
Xavier and Evie make the most endearing on-screen couple in recent memory. They're basically the new Jamie and Paul (Mad About You), but with considerably more zest. They might even dethrone Ross and Rachel in due time. They are just that much fun to watch.
Xavier is a guy who believes that the world is coming to an end in about eight months, and because of this he's made a list of all the things he wants to do and does them one by one. Meanwhile Evie is a very by the book, within the bounds of law, order and normalcy type of girl and when they meet it brings about such an unexpected turn in her life that it's just fun and great to watch.
Update: 6/10 sadly as the show progressed it started to lack depth. And like a lot of other shows kind of fallen off as a result.
In a world full of played out Hollywood plots and rehashed previously hashed junk a show comes along that may not be 100% original (see My Name is Earl, The Bucket List, and the many other end of the world style what would you do scenario movies/shows) and yet manages to find a niche all it's own.
This is a cute, funny, care free, fun to watch show featuring great leads, sound acting, and a lower end budget. I fail to see why any network would ever consider canceling a show like this who's only downside is it's lack of hype resulting in immediate low viewer numbers (I never heard anything about it until it hit Netflix).
I'm hoping for another season as this is the perfect show to cuddle up with your significant other grab some popcorn and enjoy while thinking about what you'd like to do but can't due to the constraints of modern society.
Fast forward to some weeks later, after the 9th episode has been aired prior to the Christmas break... unfortunately, what at first seemed like a fresh, quirky romance story has gone downhill, on account of one of its main settings - the place where Evie works. Who honestly wants to see the antics of warehouse laborers on screen every week?
Viewers often watch TV to escape from the mundane aspects of their own life, so framing this series into a workplace comedy that focuses on the female lead's daily life, and the shenanigans of her family and friends (some of whom, such as her ex- boyfriend, seem like rather unnecessary additions) is a wasted opportunity. Wasn't it supposed to be about the free-spirited guy who introduces her to a more fun and adventurous way of living? Xavier and Evie should have been travelling together and having more wild and crazy exploits, instead of taking their spare time to engage in a bunch of tame PG-rated activities that could have been part of a 10-year-old's birthday celebration. There's nothing wrong with innocent fun, but if Xavier really believes the world is ending... then this show needs a larger budget.
If it is renewed for a second season, I hope they decide to go in a more imaginative direction and drop the workplace setting, while continuing to keep the atmosphere fun and light-hearted.
Like most of the users' reviews posted here, I find the show hilarious with relatable and enjoyable characters. The cast is great,and the script has great lines, delivered superbly by actors.
The elements that made the show less attractive are too many story-lines and too many guest roles. Each episode has several short bits, at times irrelevant to the core theme, and often looking like teen-age kids' pranks. However, as stated earlier, the problem is with weaving too many incidents into one episode.
It started out with the premise that Xavier's prepared bucket list of things he wanted to do but his chance encounter with Evie changes his mode of thinking. Living in the moment is not the same as preparing a bucket list and fulfilling that goal. Off and on. Evie's boy-friend pops up making Evie's lovelife a bit omplicated. It is brought to a head with Evie suggesting that the two men should allow her to date both of them is strange. Would any man, head over heels in love with a woman agree to such arrangement? Unless, it is threesome, but that is not case here.
A second story-line is the romance between the supervisor Diedre and one of the employees, Hank. I did not care for this part but I am sure there are others who would like it.
The ensemble of actors and actresses as regular cast is impressive. But not all of them are used to their full potential. I am sure each viewer has his or her favorite actor/actress and so I will not go into that area. But, generally speaking, Evie's character is wholesome. She is consistent and relatable. Xavier started out as a scientist with a ground-breaking theory about apocalypse. However, the character keeps changing and goes in so many directions that I found to it hard what to make of it.
The other character that is a bit annoying is Hank. Not that the actor is bad but the screen time for this character is not in step with the core theme--Hank with Evie, Hank with Diedre, Hank with Timothy,and Hank with Xavier. I started wondering if this is Hank's show and not Xavier's theory of apocalypse. The show would have been more believable and solid, if Xavier had played that role of "being there" for everybody. Even in the latest trailer released today, Hank, not Xavier or Evie, is presented as spokesperson; Kareema and Timothy are not featured at all there. Maybe it has something to do with the actor's contract, but in this show, it is overkill.
In the early episodes, Kareema and Timothy are nothing but shadowy, Kareema more than Timothy. I have never seen regular cast getting so little screen time. This however is amended in later episodes, which is an improvement. Kareema's character started picking up in episode 8 or 9 with her involvement with Sofia. I certainly hope this actress is used to her full potential.
If this is renewed, the writers need to make it more adventurous, more daring. Painting a house in pink or jumping in soap suds are not the kind of things I would want to do, if I know the world ends in 8 or 6 months. I would want to fight a lion.
I also want to know whether this is sci-fi, romance, comedy, dramedy, romdram, or drama. I must admit in the latest episode it did look more like a drama, and for that reason, I liked it a lot.
The premise of the show has already been reported and I have nothing to add.
What I do have to add, however, is the effect this show had on me. It made me think. It provided me with a form of escape. It made me laugh at times and tear up at others. It actually made me feel good.
Some reviewers infer that the show is all over the place. There is the original premise of the world coming to an end and then there are the workplace antics. I cannot disagree with their statement but I lump it into the grander scheme of things.
Be it good, bad, or indifferent, we find ourselves pigeon holed into the roles that we find ourselves playing out in day-to-day life. We all find ourselves wondering "what if." What if I quit my job to work a bucket list; what if I decided I no longer wanted to be a responsible adult; what if I wanted to live and not just exist? What would I do if I ever found myself with a finite number of days to live? What if I find myself falling in love with the kind of person I shouldn't?
Watch the show and you can see for yourself. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
I really hope this comes back for a second season. I can't wait to see where it goes.
This is yet one more series filmed in Canada which pretends to be set in Seattle. For those of us who actually live in Washington State this is incredibly offensive.
Not that it will matter because this program is one big steaming pile of "Seen it all before". It will be luck to make it to Thanksgiving.
This is the same lame premise you have seen before -- and always much better done. One "Zany" person and one "Sane-ish"person who fall in love. Think "Dharma and Greg" and any number of prior Series.
The leads are "Pretty" and almost totally devoid of any real personality or acting skills. Writing is tame and ever so predictable.
If you want to totally waste an hour of your life waste it on watching this stinkeroo.