After last week’s exhilarating trip to New Orleans, Better Things returns to familiar, rainy territory in California with “High Man, Bye Man.” As was often the case with Louie, Better Things can fly by in a half-hour with seemingly not a lot happening.… More “Better Things (S04E7) “High Man, Bye Man””
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””
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”
Frankie Fox. The spirited middle child who always seems to have something to say or wants to challenge authority. Of Sam’s three daughters, Frankie might be the most interesting. She’s smack dab in the middle between Duke and Max, and while she’s not as impressionable as Duke, she’s not as mature as Max.… More “Better Things (S03E11) “Get Lit””
Being a parent, like being a politician- I assume- means a lot of thanklessness from the people you serve. In the case of being a parent, it means a lot of thankless days and nights from your parents.… More “Better Things (S03E08) “Easter””
The answer is no.
It’s interesting how, despite the stumbles in Sam’s life, she’s tried to get herself on the right track. Much of that has involved not making the same mistakes of her past. … More “Better Things (S02E07) “Blackout””
Getting old is never fun.
It’s interesting how, despite not having a ton of screen time, Celia Imrie still manages to deliver memorable performances and lines with each scene she’s in on Better Things as Phyllis. … More “Better Things (S02E05) "Phil"”