As you’d expect, rain continues to fall in Los Angeles with this week’s Better Things. I have to wonder if this is the most rain that California has received since…well, ever.… More “Better Things (S04E5) “Carbonara””
One thing you can say that Better Things takes pride in is the celebration of not just women in general, aging. Sam is no spring chicken, and she knows this. She’s not pretending that she’s still in her early 20s or acting like her best days are ahead of her.… More “Better Things (S04E4) “DNA””
Despite the first two episodes of this season not feeling all that connected, we start to get into that serialized feeling with the third episode, “Escape Drill.” Sam, Lenny, and LaLa visit a person who I am assuming is a divorce specialist?… More “Better Things (S04E3) “Escape Drill””
At the time of writing this, there have been four premieres of shows on FX and FXX. Five if you count Devs over on Hulu, as it was originally meant to air on FX, but I don’t. But yes, between Breeders, Dave, and the return of both Cake and Better Things, the four shows have aired double episodes for their premieres.… More “Better Things (S04E1-E2) “Steady Rain”/”She’s Fifty””
More like shake the tree and see what falls, am I right? …no, wait, that’s Animal Crossing. Anyway, let’s talk about Better Things.
This season has felt like a natural evolution, for both the show and story being presented here.… More “Better Things (S03E12) “Shake the Cocktail” Season Finale”
Sam is both a fascinating and frustrating protagonist. That’s what makes her such an interesting character to follow with each episode of Better Things. With this season, we’ve seen her literally leave some shit in the past, but she still has plenty of feelings to process.… More “Better Things (S03E09) “The Unknown””
Sam’s relationship with Phil is one of the stronger bonds in Better Things. While Phil can be brash and a prat at times, somewhere deep in there is someone who still cares for Sam and her family, albeit while sometimes forgetting who they even are.… More “Better Things (S03E03) “Nesting””