Better Things (S03E08) “Easter”

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 (S03E07) “Toilet”

Despite so many things being “cleared out” in the aptly named “Toilet,” Sam’s feelings and the repressed emotions she’s had throughout this season never come to the surface.… More

Better Things (S03E05) “No Limit”

When you’re a motherhood, you’re practically a bonafide superhero. But more than that, you are expected to be able to do anything and everything when an occasion rises.… More

Better Things (S03E04) “Monsters in the Moonlight”

Better Things often feels like a day in the life of Pamela Adlon. I can’t say that for sure because I don’t know what Adlon’s personal life is like, but I can’t imagine that being a single mother with three kids on top of maintaining a career as an actor comes easy.… More

Better Things (S03E03) “Nesting”

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

The Americans (S06E07) “Harvest”

This week The Americans gets closer to the end game (making me very nervous in the process). The episode opens with Philip (Matthew Rhys) having to lie again about why he needs to disappear because of a “job related emergency”.… More

Better Things (S02E10) “Graduation"

The Season 1 finale “Only Women Bleed” was about a rite of passage, among other things.  It was all very earnest, that finale, and showed the importance of being a woman.  Fast forward one season finale later and we have another rite of passage in the form of high school graduation.… More