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Living With Yourself: Season 1 Reviews

December 4, 2019
It just seems like a waste of a premise that could have gone so much deeper and evolved into something so much stranger.
December 4, 2019
As it stands, there's a lot to like no matter what you know going in.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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November 22, 2019
"Living With Yourself" is an entertaining, often absurd dramedy about a man forced to literally face how much he's fallen short in life.
November 8, 2019
Arguably, Living With Yourself doesn't follow through on its absurdist logic with quite the same level of commitment, but it's still a lot of fun. Miles and Miles of it, in fact.
October 23, 2019
The unfortunate irony of this show about copying people is that it itself feels like an inferior knockoff, a genial lark that can't help but fall short of the soul, wit, and creative ingenuity of the thing it's unconsciously echoing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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October 22, 2019
Rudd exceeds the sum of his two parts here. He's terrific.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 21, 2019
There was intrigue in seeing whether the best man would win - brave new Miles or his vestigial self - but if Living with Yourself had the bodies, it needed more soul. Jokes, too.
October 21, 2019
The two Paul Rudds factor should, as the old gum commercial goes, double our pleasure and double our fun. That it fails to do so is disappointing, but maybe not enough to turn away people who require a few hours to sink into the couch cushions.
October 18, 2019
Rudd makes great use of his inherent likability, his unique way of mining big laughs out of just a few words of dialogue and his underrated dramatic skill set.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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October 18, 2019
You can't just keep the good and discard the bad; you have to live with both.
October 18, 2019
As constructed, it's a delightful little binge, and a relatively modest commitment, as these things go, at eight episodes.
October 18, 2019
Paul Rudd brings a sprightly antagonism to the twin roles, but you can't help feeling that while the premise has promise, he's not well served by the script. Rudd is the main reason to keep watching. Fortunately, it's a good one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2019
It runs the gamut from awkward to deeply moving, and its philosophizing is neither pretentious nor pat, raising questions about what makes us a person nestled into quippy dialogue and absurd plot twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 18, 2019
In some ways it's a very modern comedy - it doesn't beat you over the head with its set pieces and its characters are far from caricatures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2019
It chunters along nicely, musing philosophically as it goes and delivering enough laughs at least to make sense of the casting. I can live with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2019
Not for nothing does "Living With Yourself" feel, at its best moments, like a sitcom, with all the energy and wild invention that comes with the genre.
October 17, 2019
Series creator Timothy Greenberg keeps things amusing as he deftly rotates perspectives, illuminating different facets of hope and disappointment. Worth checking out.
October 17, 2019
It's proof that a show can be clever and fun, but still feel like it's lacking that something extra that takes a program from good to great.
October 17, 2019
[It] needs to slow down and stretch for a bit, luxuriating in the ease of the idea. Instead it races into scenarios that feel forced. There's still a lot to like about the series and maybe it will work better as it gets comfortable in its own skin.
October 16, 2019
[Living with Yourself] takes a few episodes to warm up, and improves by the end of the series. But it never recovers enough to live up to the promise of its premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 15, 2019
Rudd is really good at being silly and goofy, but he resists the temptation to steer into that for Living With Yourself, which is much more dry and deadpan.
October 14, 2019
Forget that the Miles who helps himself is a physically different entity: The human, not the sci-fi, is what matters, and, as played by Rudd, it is real, and worth witnessing.
September 24, 2019
Rudd has always been in the upper echelon of Hollywood's Most Likable Actors, and he's typically appealing as Living With Yourself's dual leads.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 24, 2019
What might have worked as a 90-minute movie is stretched to eight uninspired episodes... Hilarity doesn't ensue.