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Netflix's Latest Existential Comedy 'Living With Yourself' Will Pit Paul Rudd Against Paul Rudd

The new series, which drops this spring, gives the world what it wants — two Paul Rudds.
By Sarah Ward
September 17, 2019
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Netflix's Latest Existential Comedy 'Living With Yourself' Will Pit Paul Rudd Against Paul Rudd

The new series, which drops this spring, gives the world what it wants — two Paul Rudds.
By Sarah Ward
September 17, 2019
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Since the mid-90s, Paul Rudd has been a constant presence on both big and small screens. First, he won over Beverly Hills' coolest teen in Clueless, joined horror royalty in Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers and somehow became the unattractive romantic alternative in Romeo + Juliet. Then, he helped deliver San Diego's news in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, ran for office against Leslie Knope in Parks & Recreation and became the world's smallest superhero in Ant-Man. The list goes on, spanning a trip to camp in Wet Hot American Summer, as well appearances on Friends and Veronica Mars. But it's Netflix's new series Living With Yourself that's finally giving the world what we want — all the Paul Rudd that anyone could ever ask for.

Yet another existential comedy to join the likes of The Good Place, Russian Doll, Forever and Undone, Living With Yourself follows an ordinary guy struggling through an average life, until he discovers an unusual solution. Miles (Rudd) heads to a day spa expecting to come out feeling refreshed — and that happens, in a way. The new and improved version of Miles couldn't be happier, but the old version is still hanging around.

Two Paul Rudds is most people's dream, of course. In Living With Yourself, however, the two versions of his character cause quite the chaos. How the pair handle their shared life, wife Kate (Aisling Bea), career and identity fuels this eight-episode show, as do weighty questions, including trying to be a better version of ourselves.

Hitting Netflix mid-October, the series was written by Emmy Award-winning The Daily Show producer Timothy Greenberg, and directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (The Battle of the Sexes, Ruby Sparks, Little Miss Sunshine).

Check out the trailer for Living With Yourself below:

Living With Yourself drops on Netflix on October 18.

Images: Netflix.

Published on September 17, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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