Critical Condition: Living With Yourself

Living With Yourself | Netflix

☆☆☆☆ “It’s a simple fact of Hollywood math that more Paul Rudd is better than less … So when he plays, in Netflix’s new high-concept comedy Living With Yourself, a depressed, inert man nearing middle age who accidentally winds up with a sexier, smarter and more energetic clone, it’s hard to imagine the series would be nearly as successful without him.” — USA Today.

☆☆☆☆ “It’s the ‘twin’ performance by Rudd that establishes the real distinctions between the two versions of the same man. In the many scenes where the two Miles interact with one another, Rudd’s performance is so strong (and the technology is so seamless), there’s genuine chemistry in the pairing — no small feat given Rudd didn’t have the benefit of an actual clone as a scene partner.” — Chicago Sun-Times.

☆☆☆Living with Yourself is perfectly calibrated for binge-watching. Several of the episodes end abruptly, at the peak of cliffhanger tension, and the eight half-hour installments whiz by in a satisfying rush. We could all use a break from living with ourselves, so spend a few hours with Miles and Miles. You’ll come away refreshed.” — Entertainment Weekly.

☆☆☆Living With Yourself is highly entertaining when it has the momentum of really getting into the pluses and minuses of human cloning, a man seeing the world through new eyes (even if they are his), and second chances. But the push-and-pull of Miles and Miles 2 is played more for mild laughs than comedic deep thinking.” — TV Guide.

☆☆☆☆ “The show is almost never unpleasant to watch, thanks to fast-paced storytelling as well as appealing performances … It just seems like a waste of a premise that could have gone so much deeper and evolved into something so much stranger.” — Time.

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