Anyone who has ever felt, even briefly, like they’re faking it at work or in life will find something to connect with in Living With Yourself (Netflix), a high-concept dramatic comedy about a man who wakes up to find a clone has taken his place.
That man is Miles (Paul Rudd), a copywriter in a branding agency, whose career is in freefall and whose marriage to interior designer Kate (Aisling Bea) is in danger of foundering upon the rocks of apathy and disappointment. Their attempts to conceive a child are somewhat stymied by his refusal to keep his appointments at the fertility clinic and a mutual lack of interest in, you know, actually doing it.
All in all, Miles is bitter, twisted and a bit of a sad sack. But at least he knows it – which is why, when a work colleague tells him about a spa treatment that completely changed his life, he’s listening. “It’s serious coin, I’m not shitting you,” the cocky Dan (Desmin Borges) says. “But ever since then, I am on fire.”
So Miles secretly withdraws $50,000 from the joint account – money earmarked for fertility treatments – and gets himself the treatment. And when it’s over, Miles feels fabulous.