Since Living With Yourself isn't obsessed with explaining its sci-fi elements, and there's only so much material out of Rudd bickering with himself that one can take as Miles sits back and lets clone Miles run his life for awhile -- the show really gets going when Miles impulsively reveals to Kate that he's cloned himself. This leads to ever more complex problems for the characters and also allows Rudd to show off his acting chops. No, it's not the slapstick performance that you might first expect, imagining goofy Rudd opposite Rudd. Instead, he wields two distinctive roles as a depressed man whose identity is unfurling as Miles, and a slier performance as the clone who is too superficial to come across as tangible, but even portrays his own identity crisis sincerely.
Living With Yourself might not have worked were it not for the star power of Paul Rudd. It quite literally is The Paul Rudd Show -- just know you shouldn't go into it looking for constant laughs. There's opportunity for that (and the actor's hilarious when he's delivering one-liners and physical humor), but this dark comedy leans more onto the dark side of things to examine our identities than the hilarity of it all -- like when we're left to give ourselves and our futures' a hard look in the mirror to see if we could be better, or if we're enough as is.
The show is worth a binge, as it's only eight 25-35 minute episodes that you can easily breeze through for the sake of wanting to know what happens next. And it's especially worth the watch if you're a fan of the actor because you'll be given double the serving of that sweet Rudd screen time in a role that's a bit of a departure for him. Living With Yourself might not be entirely unique in its suburban ennui commentary, or even that eventful, but for a show bent on having two Paul Rudds, it delivers in a satisfying way. He'll definitely be trending on Twitter again this weekend with the show's release because people can't get enough of America's 30-, er, 50-year-old golden boy... and for good reason.