No Tomorrow… when a TV show inspires resolutions

I’m gonna to start this off with some brutal honesty. No Tomorrow is more than likely not going to get any more than its 13 episode freshman season, and that’s a shame. When I heard the premise of this show, I was skeptical. And this is coming from someone who is willing to give just about any TV show a fighting chance.

No Tomorrow follows Evie Covington and Xavier Holliday. Xavier believes that an asteroid will hit the Earth and destroy every living thing within eight months. During his final days on Earth, he works through each item on his apocalyst, his version of a bucket list. When Evie meets Xavier, she’s drawn to his free spirited nature, if only because it is so unlike herself. He really brings her out of her shell, even if she doesn’t believe his far fetched theory. She creates her own apocalyst, and together, they work to cross items off of their lists, one at a time.

Once you get hooked on Evie’s bubbly laugh and radiant smile, it’s hard not to like No Tomorrow. Xavier’s outlook on life is something many of us aspire to. I’d love to be able to live in the moment every day and always enjoy life. Sure, it’s easy to overlook the fact that Xavier is spending money he doesn’t have and has no prospect of a job or any responsibilities, but you don’t have to be just like him. I’m sure anyone can find a way to adapt his principles to your everyday life.

No Tomorrow -- "Pilot" -- Image Number: NOT101c_0139.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Joshua Sasse as Xavier and Tori Anderson as Evie -- Photo: Eddy Chen/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

No Tomorrow — “Pilot” — Image Number: NOT101c_0139.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Joshua Sasse as Xavier and Tori Anderson as Evie — Photo: Eddy Chen/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

After starting this show, my husband and I immediately wanted to start an apocalyst. While it’s difficult to constantly try new things or cross items off a bucket list, we decided to make one vow to ourselves. We vowed to try something new each month. It didn’t have to be a huge thing or a crazy thing or an expensive thing. We just had to try something new. And you know what? It has been working! We continue to find new things to try and wound up doing more than one per month.

At first, I didn’t think of the obvious connection between our new found adventurism and No Tomorrow, but I know that’s what inspired us. Now I’m upset that No Tomorrow may not be reaching as many people as it should. Even if No Tomorrow only gets these 13 episodes, I hope that it can continue to inspire people. Joshua Sasse and Tori Anderson are both wonderful, and I’m sure we will continue to see them light up the screen one way or another. And since it isn’t certain yet, I’ll keep my fingers crossed that No Tomorrow can get picked up for another season. I’m just not ready to give up yet.

So, if you’re scrolling through Netflix and maybe want some lighthearted fun, give No Tomorrow a try. I only wish I would have found it sooner. And who knows; maybe it can inspire some more people to follow their hearts, try new things, and create their own apocalyst. What would you do if you only had eight months left on Earth?

Arrow -- "Fighting Fire With Fire" -- Image AR515b_0204b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Carly Pope as Susan Williams and Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen -- Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Jenny Lampe

Jenny Lampe

I'm a TV and movie enthusiast. I enjoy all genres and try to keep up to date on the latest hits. Follow me on Twitter at @JennyLampe.

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