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No Tomorrow is a 2016 romantic comedy series airing on The CW, based on the Brazilian series Como Aproveitar o Fim do Mundo (How to Enjoy the End of the World).

Evie Covington (Tori Anderson) is a cautious young woman in Seattle, working at web retailer Cybermart when she meets the free-spirited Xavier (Joshua Sasse), who encourages her to live every day like it's her last.

Just when she starts to think he's the perfect guy for her, the other shoe drops — namely, that Xavier believes the apocalypse in imminent. Together, Xavier teaches Evie to be more fun-loving and spontaneous, while Evie helps Xavier to be more committal and responsible.

The show wasn't picked up for a second season.


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No Tomorrow contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Auto Erotica: Kareema and Sofia have sex with each other in the back of a car more than once. Evie and Xavier also do it in the car at one point.
  • Bi the Way: Kareema is revealed to be bisexual as she falls hard for her brother's fiancee.
  • Big Fun: Hank.
  • Carpet of Virility: Xavier is quite virile.
  • Cassandra Truth: Almost everyone thinks Xavier's a bit eccentric at least for thinking there's an asteroid headed to Earth, the professional astronomers included. Then his theory turns out to be right.
  • Citizenship Marriage: Kareem's brother Rohan and his fiancee Sofia turn out to be engaged for this reason, though Rohan reveals to Kareema that he's fallen in love with her. This makes it awkward as Kareema's fallen for Sofia (and slept with her) as well.
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  • Conspiracy Theorist: Hank, who believes a Jade Helm conspiracy theory.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Kareema provides much of this.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Deirdre's developing relationship with Hank.
  • Disappeared Dad: Xavier's father was one of the "emotionally absent" kinds to him, and they haven't spoken for years. Now doing so is one of the items on his bucket list.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Timothy is left as this when Evie breaks up with him for Xavier.
  • Early Installment Character-Design Difference: Xavier's buzzcut in the pilot becomes longer in the second episode, despite very little time passing between them.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: When we meet him, Xavier believes the apocalypse is imminent — eight months and twelve days, to be exact.
  • Foreign Remake: No Tomorrow is an American remake of the Brazilian series Como Aproveitar o Fim do Mundo, or How to Enjoy the End of the World in English.
  • Granola Guy: Xavier, whom Evie meets at a farmer's market.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Evie is a very sweet blonde.
  • Hipster: Xavier could be seen as one; he frequents farmers' markets and drinks obscure craft beer, just to cite a few examples.
  • Ice Queen: Deirdre's cold disposition makes her seem unapproachable.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Every episode since the pilot has followed the naming structure "No ___."
  • Informed Attribute: Xavier's Australian identity, which is easy to ignore outside of a few oblique references to it.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Hank and his internet girlfriend turned out to be this way in person. So they decide to just be friends instead.
  • Love at First Sight: Kareema falls for Sofia from the moment she first sees her, but attempts to suppress it since she's her brother's fiancee. It turns out that their engagement is only for Sofia to get citizenship though, and Sofia's attracted to her as well.
  • Love Triangle: Kareema falls for Sofia, her brother Rohan's fiancee. At first this seems fine, since Sofia says their engagement is just for her to get citizenship. Then Rohan reveals to Kareema that he loves Sofia as well...
  • Manic Pixie Dream Guy: Xavier's a rare male example for Evie.
  • Missing Mom: Xavier's mother died when he was a child.
  • Mistaken for Racist: Deirdre tries to back off from her relationship with Hank (who's black) while they're at work, and her boss perceives it wrongly. She's ordered to go into sensitivity training with Hank, but the pair can't stop themselves from making out right in front of the HR trainer.
    This is a whole different set of paperwork.
  • Mr. Fanservice: It's safe to say that just about everybody on this show finds Xavier attractive.
  • Mrs. Robinson: Deirdre actively pursues the much-younger Hank.
  • Nerd: Timothy is seen as this.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: More of a problem in the pilot than ensuing episodes, but Joshua Sasse's accent work (English to Australian) is so subtle that you may not even notice it at all. Perhaps a case of truth in television, as most Americans probably wouldn't be able to decipher the difference anyway.
  • Office Romance: Deirdre and Hank, to the point that they start having sex in closets etc. around the office.
  • Opposites Attract: Evie and Kareema are friends despite being almost totally opposite personalities. Evie's always bright, chipper, and wants a steady, monogamous relationship. Kareema's cynical, snarky and seems to only have casual sex (before meeting Sofia anyway).
  • Polyamory: Xavier practices this, calling it "ethical non-monogamy". Evie isn't comfortable with it though, and Xavier likes her enough to stay exclusive.
  • Really Gets Around: Evie soon discovers that Xavier is sleeping with other women simultaneously, which she doesn't take too kindly to. Kareema also appears to have a fairly promiscuous lifestyle.
  • Secret Other Family: Xavier's father took up with another woman while his mother was still alive, and they also had a daughter less than half a year after she died.
  • Uptight Loves Wild: Evie's initial attraction to Xavier — again, a rare gender-inverted example of this.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Xavier, who spends quite an amount of time in little-to-no clothing.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: Several days after the series was canceled, the CW managed to add a late chapter to the finale explaining the loose plot threads: Xavier and the government managed to alter the asteroid's size and trajectory so only a small piece hit Earth to no damage; Timothy and his band found success with Timothy and Talia running a writer's retreat; Hank and Diedre had a son; Kareema and Sofia are advocates for same-sex marriage; Xavier became a successful author and inspirational speaker; Evie works for Doctors Without Borders; and the final shot has her and Xavier reuniting.
  • You Have to Believe Me!: Xavier's method of trying to alert a famous astronomer that an asteroid is (he believes) on a heading with Earth is loudly accosting her in public and behaving like a maniac. Not surprisingly he's been arrested multiple times and the astronomer's taken out a restraining order against him. Even when she's convinced to listen by Evie though and he talks calmly, she still thinks he's nuts.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Xavier's grudge against his father turns out to be because he had an affair with another women while his mother was dying. In fact, he met the other woman at a support group for people who had dying relatives.

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