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Paul Rudd gives fans double the fun in Living With Yourself, a new Netflix series premiering this Friday October 18. There are only eight episodes in Season 1, and they are short -- only about 25-35 minutes each. That comes up in some of the reviews from critics who got to see all eight episodes in advance.
Living With Yourself follows middle-aged Miles Elliott (Paul Rudd) who is burned out at work and also struggling in his marriage to wife Kate (Aisling Bea). A co-worker suggests he head for a spa cleanse, and Miles discovers he's been cloned -- with New Miles (Paul Rudd) seeming to be better than Miles in every way.
EW's Kristen Baldwin gave Living With Yourself Season 1 a grade of B+, with these comments:
TVLine's Dave Nemetz gave Living With Yourself a B, criticizing the story's failings toward the end:
Leslie Katz of CNET highlighted the deeper messages, while making some other pop culture comparisons:
TV Guide's Tim Surette gave it a 3/5 said the push-and-pull of Miles vs. Miles 2 is played more for mild laughs than comedic deep thinking -- arguing Living With Yourself is to cloning as Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet is to zombieism: a great starting point, but an imperfect execution. Here's more of his take on the series:
I'm sure Paul Rudd fans will tune in just to see double the Paul Rudd. Eight short episodes doesn't really seem like enough for a full TV season, but I haven't seen the show yet myself. Hopefully enough fans are interested -- and Marvel's Ant-Man star Paul Rudd has enough time -- to return for more in Season 2.