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‘Now Apocalypse’: Why you need to tune in

This show is wild and we love it.

Now Apocalypse makes it’s debut on STARZ on March 10th and this is your definitive warning – you can’t miss this show. Gregg Araki (Kaboom, Mysterious Skin) is the writer and showrunner on the series and it’s delightfully insane.

Here is the show’s official synopsis:

Now Apocalypse centers on Ulysses and his friends – Carly, Ford and Severine – pursuing love, sex and fame while trying to navigate the surreal and bewildering city of Los Angeles. Between sexual and romantic dating app adventures, Ulysses grows increasingly troubled as foreboding premonitory dreams make him wonder if some kind of dark and monstrous conspiracy is going on, or if he is just smoking too much weed.

This show feels so authentically millennial. Now Apocalypse‘s leading man Uly (Avan Jogia) is an intuitive, dreamer who vlogs his thoughts (because every other medium feels so played out). Uly follows his heart and refuses to give up on love, all while navigating the feelings of impending doom that he feels are closing in around him. (#relatable)

Fair warning – this is not a show for the prudish. Also, you may not want to watch this with your parents, because there is a lot of sex in the first episode. That said, it’s use of sex actually propels the story forward without feeling gratuitous, which is super refreshing.

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The vibrant aesthetic of this show will instantly draw you in and the earnest Uly and snarky Carly will keep you glued to the screen. At first, Uly seems like a morally gray player, and Carly a sex crazed, jaded millennial, but it becomes clear that they are just trying to shake off the boredom as they search for something meaningful to call their own.

One thing that jumped out the premiere episode is Uly’s connection with the ever so dreamy Gabriel (Tyler Posey). At first, it seems Gabriel is just a flake, but when they finally connect, it’s electric (and possibly Earth shattering)!

Now Apocalypse is definitely a unique show, but with so many shows to choose from – that’s exactly what our TV’s need! This show is wonderfully queer, unapologetically sex- positive and has lizard people – what more could you possibly want out of a television show?!

Watch Now Apocalypse Sunday, March 10th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on STARZ.

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Meg Bonney

Meg is a TV obsessed writer based in the Midwest. She is also the author of the award winning YA-Fantasy novel, EVERLY and tends to be overly caffeinated. Find her on Twitter to chat about TV, books and Bellamy Blake's freckles.

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