Thursday, November 14, 2019

What I’m Watching: Living with Yourself

Living with Yourself: Season 1, Episode 4 “Soul Mate” (B)

This episode was an improvement, though I’m still not sure that I’m seeing this show’s long-term viability. In catching us up to the shocking ending of the last episode, we saw how the two Miles really couldn’t coexist very well, and how original Miles got fed up with his clone overstepping. Introducing his twin brother, also somehow named Miles, proved awkward, but it was nothing compared to Kate’s reaction back at the house. Watching this episode was totally worth it for the formidable showcase of Aisling Bea’s talents, underused up until this point. The way she dealt with two different Paul Rudds was absolutely fantastic, and I think there’s a great case for her as a deserving awards contender after her work here. She really didn’t like the idea of the clone being in her house, and obviously she was on good enough terms with the original version of her husband who decided to go in for a dangerous medical procedure on his own to be sleeping with him when the clone came over to get some hair so that he could have a clone wife of his own. That’s a worrisome twist since she’d surely go ballistic if it ended up happening. Though we only saw them for a brief scene, I enjoyed the welcoming, wandering wisdom from Miles’ sister Maia, played by Alia Shawkat from “Search Party,” and Jon Glaser from “Parks and Recreation” and “Girls” as Henry. We’ll see how far it gets clone Miles, who has set his sights firmly on the one woman he can’t have, unless there are two of her.

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