Paul Rudd stars in Netflix’s new original comedy Living with Yourself.
Created and written by long time Daily Show producer Timothy Greenberg, the show explores how to live with both the good versions and bad versions of yourself. Rudd’s character Miles Eliot, is a man who is quickly approaching his midlife crisis as both his career and marriage begin to get rocky. In this new eight part series, Paul has to live with both the good version, and bad version of himself as he is accidentally cloned at a spa parlor.
Living with Yourself is not your conventional comedy. Dealing with subject matter such as toxic masculinity, relationship break ups, the struggles of trying to get pregnant, having a miscarriage, suicide, and mental health. Seems like a lot to take in. But as Aisling Bea said on the red carpet during wednesday night’s premiere, “But I think because it’s dealt with with comedy, you sort of don’t realize there’s been a lot of themes and stuff to think upon that you’ve been watching throughout the show, than you might if you watch something that was really heavy hitting with it.” In episode five, viewers will be able to get an unconventional point of view as we watch the story unfold from Bea’s characters perspective.
The show begs the question to viewers, “do we want to be better?” Collectively it is up to viewers to decide which version of themselves they’d be able to handle if they were Miles.
Be sure to check out Netflix’s Living with Yourself as all right episodes are released on October 18th.