Original Content podcast: Netflix’s’ living with Yourself’ delivers a surprising emotional punch line

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s’ living with Yourself’ delivers a surprising emotional punch line

The following post contains no major spoilers for “Living With Yourself”, but they do not describe the ‘ show-big-concept — this can be a fun surprise to watch if you manage to, without learning anything in advance. If that’s what you want to do, maybe they’ll come back and read/listen to them later.

When we heard that Netflix, the “Living with Yourself” features Paul Rudd playing two different versions of himself — lyricist, Miles Elliot and his clone, it was easy to imagine the act as a “shop window” for Rudd’s humorous, and “Multiplicity”-style hijinks to find.

As we explain on the latest episode of the Original podcast content, the show certainly has its share of laughs. What’s more surprising is the extent, however, in the Miles’ dilemma felt pretty real, and pretty resonant, for at least a few of your podcast hosts.

As he allowed in the middle of the year, miles and himself grumpier, lazier version of yourself, and a bad husband to his wife Kate (played by Aisling Bee). And while the show never turns into a heavy drama,  it still creates a believable portrait of a failed marriage, and tells a captivating story of Miles’ (often misguided) efforts to bounce back.

in addition to our assessment, we talk about our first impressions of “The Morning Show” on the Apple TV, and our thoughts on the launch plans for the HBO, Max.

you hear it in the player below, subscribe to Apple Podcasts or you can find us in your podcast player of choice. If you enjoy the show, please let us know by giving a review on the Apple. You can also send us feedback directly. (Or beat-to review shows and movies for us!)

And skip if you want, here’s how the episode breaks down:
0:00-Intro
11:01 HBO-Max discussion
00:44 “Morning Show” first impression
22:53 “life Itself” review (no spoilers, except for the basic concept)
37:18 “living with Yourself” spoiler discussion

Released on Sun, 03 Nov 2019 20:42:55 +0000

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