Parents' Guide to

Living with Yourself

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Great, quirky clone series has some language, sexy stuff.

TV Netflix Drama 2019
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+

Original and great concept!

age 18+

This show sucks :(

This show sucks. A Quiet Place is better.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

With a nifty sci-fi premise, possibly the world's most lovable actor in the lead spot, and a plot that ticks along as briskly as a pop song, this winner of a series is an addictive kick. Old Miles, recognizable by his glasses -- new and improved Miles doesn't need 'em -- and a truly terrible wig, voices the truly existential dilemma out the heart of this series: "He's better than me, like, in everything." While Old Miles is distracted and grumpy, New Miles asks how Kate's day was, and cares about the answer. When New Miles enters a room, a perpetual beaming smile on his face, he tidies up dishes and folds the blankets that Old Miles left crumpled on the sofa. New Miles has enthusiasm at work -- and in the bedroom. It's easy to see why Kate and everyone else in Miles' life would like the changes in him, and just as obvious why Old Miles quickly grows to resent him.

Face it: If you had to hang out with the very best version of yourself, how much would you like it? As the Miles' relationship morphs from confusing to cooperative to dangerously hostile in Living With Yourself, Old Miles is reminded again and again how much his half-assed attitude has upended his life. But if you think a simple lesson about gratitude and appreciating what really matters is all this subversive show has on its mind, keep watching. You'll find it's very livable, indeed.

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