Better Things: Season 1

Better Things: Season 1

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In an Emmy-nominated role, Pamela Adlon (King of the Hill) stars in this comedic FX series as a single, working actor with no filter trying to raise her three daughters in Los Angeles. 

2016Rating: TV-MAUSAPig Newton, 3 Arts Entertainment
ComedyDrama

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Sam/Pilot

Meet Sam Fox.

EPISODE 1.2

Period

Sam deals with lady things.

EPISODE 1.3

Brown

Sam brings home a colleague for dinner.

EPISODE 1.4

Woman Is the Something of the Something

Sam gets really looked at.

EPISODE 1.5

Future Fever

Sam has snack and Max thinks about things.

EPISODE 1.6

Alarms

Sam deals with some situations.

EPISODE 1.7

Duke's Chorus

Sam and fam go- to-meeting.

EPISODE 1.8

Scary Fun

Sam makes a point.

EPISODE 1.9

Hair of the Dog

Sam makes moves.

EPISODE 1.10

Only Women Bleed

Only women bleed.

Better Things: Season 1 | Reviews

95%57 reviews

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

We are in the hands of terrific writers and actors who intuit the range of human banality and emotions like great jazz musicians.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

It's unlikely you'll find a show as refreshing, nuanced and confidant, nor will you witness a talent as consistently sharp as Adlon herself.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Better Things is still a developing work, but Adlon's distinctive voice makes it very intriguing and, even in this crowded TV universe, necessary.

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Collider

Collider

The work of a busy performer is seen with little romance, but the show goes a step further to show a full vision of modern Hollywood away from the grandiose proclamations of making movies and TV series that change the world.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The show's real payoffs have less to do with laughs than with aching recognition of the single mother's plight.

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Salon

Salon

Its naturalistic feel shows us the dance of modern female adulthood like no other series on television without coming across as maudlin or peddling unrealistic imagery.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

From the opening scene in which Sam chastises a woman for judging her parenting to choices, Better Things announces what it is about and how it will get there.

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Stuff

Stuff

This is a nicely observed comedy and rings quite recognisably true at points on the parenting front.

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Better Things: Season 1 | Release Details

Better Things: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Disney+.