Better Things (S03E11) “Get Lit”

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.… More

Better Things (S03E10) “Show Me the Magic”

As a show’s lifespan continues from season to season, it gradually matures and evolves. The third season of Better Things greatly exemplifies this, in particular with the focus on, let’s not beat around the bush, getting older.… More

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 (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