Living with Yourself season 1 is fronted by Paul Rudd and Aisling Bea that provide excellent chemistry in a thrilling Netflix comedy series.
This review of Netflix series Living with Yourself season 1 contains no spoilers.
The only disappointing thing about Paul Rudd recently is his lack of enthusiasm (or understanding) when Aisling Bea explained to him the genius behind the Coleen Rooney/Rebekah Vardy scandal while promoting Netflix series Living with Yourself. He’s certainly not disappointing in this refreshing dark comedy. It’s a story that could have easily been wrung dry, but it remains engaging right until the dying seconds.
The story involves a man stuck in a depressing rut. Miles (Paul Rudd) is struggling to maintain energy at work and keep his marriage with Kate (Aisling Bea) alive. Living with Yourself conjures the disastrous phenomenon of a man that believed he was making headway in life not realising how difficult it can become. The opening premise is depressing, yet Paul Rudd’s range to offer drips of comedy encourages a commitment from the audience.
Then, of course, the running premise serves the rest of the series. After Miles goes ahead with an experimental treatment, he finds himself living with an improved version of himself; a clone, that holds all the same experiences as him. The Netflix series presents how Miles deals with New Miles (and vice versa) exploring a variety of well-planned gags and enticing perspectives.
While Paul Rudd knocks it out of the park, so does Aisling Bea, who becomes less of a supporting role and more of a lead as the series evolves. Her natural flair in comedy works with Paul Rudd’s persona. The duo bounces off each other wonderfully, selling Living with Yourself with potential longevity if Netflix decides to embark on another season. With each episode not serving long running times, you will want more when the finale closes.
With Disney+ on the horizon, Living with Yourself is the series Netflix need on the eve. A Marvel star leading it, and a dynamic comedian propping it up. Season 1 amuses, captures the laughs and serves the soul. There’s plenty out on the platform for October 18th, but Living with Yourself Season 1 is most certainly the pick of the week.
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