You Should Be Watching No Tomorrow

I think I can fairly say that this year has completely worn us all out. The events of last week’s election, coupled with the amount of hate and anger that seems to be going around is making me really sad. Usually my television shows distract me enough that I can escape the real world for a few hours each night, but I have recently realized that a lot of the shows I am currently watching are dark and depressing. There are few brights spots, like Jane the Virgin and Younger, but even my light-hearted superhero shows are getting me down. Which is why I am surprised that more people are not watching No Tomorrow on The CW.

No Tomorrow is about Evie, played by Tori Anderson, a quality-control assessor living in Seattle who falls for Xavier, played by Joshua Sasse, the hot guy at her local farmer’s market. It turns out that Xavier believes the world is going to be destroyed by an asteroid in eight months and twelve days, and he tries to live life to the fullest. Every day he does at least one thing off his “apocalyst.” With the help of Evie’s quirky co-workers and her family, she is tries to figure out if Xavier can be taken seriously, or if he is simply crazy.

I first discovered Sasse on Galavant (an ABC casualty, despite two awesome seasons), and I find his on-screen chemistry with Anderson to be downright delightful. Jonathan Langdon, Sarayu Blue, Jesse Rath, and Amy Pietz round out the hilarious supporting cast, with Ted McGinley, Gigi Rice, and Kelly Stables recurring as Evie’s family.

While the premise of a guy who thinks the world is going to end soon sounds like a real downer, it is actually the show that I look forward to the most each week. Every episode makes me laugh a lot, and it just makes me really happy. It is genuine and uplifting, and it has even inspired me to make my own “apocalyst,” which definitely includes getting into a food fight, preferably with lots of cake. It also does not hurt that Xavier is shirtless at least once per episode:

I do not think you need to watch the first episode if you want to jump right into the series. However, if you would like to, it will only be on The CW‘s website until tomorrow. And I highly recommend that you do so immediately. In fact, I am going to re-watch the pilot right now! **Update: The entire first season has now been added to Netflix, so you have no excuses not to watch it!**

Versatile and Creative Blogger Award Nominations….

I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award and for the Creative Blogger Award by two of my FABulous readers. I am not totally sure what that means, but these are the rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • Share seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate some bloggers and add their links.
  • Notify the bloggers you included.
  • Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do!

I think I am technically supposed to make two separate lists for each nomination, but it was hard to enough to come up with these 7 things, so here goes…

      1. I love cheese. Seriously, anything with cheese is 100% better!
      2. Hallelujah is my favorite song and my favorite version is by Jeff Buckley, although I also enjoy many other covers.
      3. I love Philadelphia. I love Boat House Row when it is lit up at night. I prefer Pat’s over Geno’s. I love the Phillies and Chase Utley. I think we have the best city skyline. I love that we boo our own athletes, because that’s how we show how much we care. I miss the City of Brotherly Love and hope to someday move back.
      4. I’m a crier. Many things will trigger tears including, but not limited to, sad movies, episodes of Parenthood, even the old ASPCA commercial with Sarah McLachlin. Just this week, watching Orphan Black required several tissues.
      5. This is one of my favorite quotes: “Jesus was called a friend of sinners, relentlessly pursuing the downtrodden. What an irony that today his followers are seen in the opposite light! How can people love God, whom they can’t see, if those of us who claim to represent him don’t respond to outsiders with love?” It was written by David Kinnaman in his book unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity… and Why it Matters
      6. The Breast Cancer 3-Day was the most difficult thing I have ever done in my life and I hope I get to do it again someday.
      7. I sing in my car and also talk out loud to myself a lot. I get this trait from my lovely mother.

Thank you to the people who nominated me: impossiblegirl123 and Abi C xx. It is nice to know that someone, outside of friends and family, is actually reading and enjoying what I write. Since both of those amazing bloggers have already been nominated by other people, my nominee for the Creative Blogger Award is Arianna Blogs TV and my nominee for the Versatile Blogger Award is Irish Twins at the Quinns!


The Downfall of SAMCRO

About two months ago, a friend sent me a text message that simply said:

“I’ve been thinking, is it possible to trace the downfall of SAMCRO to Juice worrying about himself being part black? At least one of the major plot points that started a snowball of events. Thoughts?”

And I did have some thoughts…

I actually think that the downfall of SAMCRO was jump started by the death of Donna Winston, but was mostly caused by the rape of Gemma Teller and her actions following that event. Gemma’s lies have caused a lot of bad things to happen this season alone, but I believe that if she had not been raped, or had reacted differently to her rape, the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club would not be where they are presently.

It goes without saying that you should not read this if you are not caught up on the most recent episode.