Living With Yourself is an eight episode dark comedy on Netflix, rated TV-MA.
Miles Elliot has a failing marriage, boring job, and overall negative view on life. When he asks a successful colleague how he has everything together, he recommends Top Happy Spa. After deciding it was worth a shot, he gives the spa a visit. After being put to sleep at the spa, he wakes up after being buried alive, surrounded by other graves. He is wearing nothing but a diaper. When he finally gets home after walking for six hours, he finds another man in his house. The man looks and sounds just like Miles, and also has the same memories. Throughout the series, Miles and his clone figure out what happened and how, what they need to do, but also face conflict and difficult decisions.
Paul Rudd has a very difficult role on the show: he plays Miles and his clone. The two characters are very different personalities, and have many scenes together. As earlier stated, Miles is a negative, boring person. But his clone is cheerful, kind, and passionate. However, Rudd’s acting is perfect for both characters. He does a great job of showing how different they are, not just from reading the script, but also from facial expressions, additude, and even posture.
Living With Yourself is directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The script does a great job of showing how different Miles and his clone are, though they are the same person. There are also many scenes with Miles and his clone together, but it is shot so well, you would think Rudd has a twin that is acting with him.
I would rate this show 5 out of 5 stars. The great plot and acting make this a must-see for anyone looking for a good laugh and a scare.