TV Review: No Tomorrow

no-tomorrow

Airs: Tuesdays 9/8c on The CW

Review: Pilot

I never like watching the “Next Week On…” preview at the end of an episode for a variety of reasons, but the leading one is that it spoils the show. The exception is when I preview the new fall season by watching all the trailers. When I watched the pilot of No Tomorrow, I felt like I already saw the pilot because I saw the trailer.

Edie is a doormat at work, in an on again off again relationship with Timothy, afraid of just about everything, and obsessed with Xavier, who she met at the farmer’s market. As luck would have it, his case of sour beer was accidentally delivered to her door. She is positively smitten until he tells her that the world is going to end in eight months. Through Xavier, Edie learns how to live life as if there were “no tomorrow.”

No Tomorrow is surprising cute and quirky. There are some drawbacks, though. The first is a confusing scene at the end – where she has a serious heart condition that requires immediate surgery. 30 seconds later she is laughing and walking around. Did she have the heart condition or did she dream it? Next, how does this last longer than one season? In eight months, he’ll either be right (and the world will end) or he’ll be wrong (and the premise is over).

In a sad commentary on this year’s crop of new shows, this is one of the better premieres. It remains to be seen whether they can continue the quirkiness of the show or if the confusing scene at the end is but a harbinger of things to come.

WWYT Rating: 6.5

Nielsen Rating: 0.5 Who knows what this means for this show – it doesn’t take much to get renewed by The CW. This isn’t very much. I’ll leave the chance of renewal unchanged at 51%.

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