Here we are, the end of Better Things’ fourth season and probably the last episode for some time. Not just due to the fact that everything, at the time of this writing, is on hold due to covid-19.… More “Better Things (S04E10) “Listen to the Roosters” Season Finale”
So the time has come for Frankie’s special day, but Frankie’s not the only one who makes a big change in this week’s Better Things.
It’s a big development for her character with her approaching this age.… More “Better Things (S04E09) “Batceañera””
If we’re to go by the 2020 calendar, Father’s Day falls on June 21- a Sunday. Therefore, is it safe to assume that this episode of Better Things takes place on that date?… More “Better Things (S04E8) “Father’s Day””
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””
How do you add some happiness to the life of Sam Fox on Better Things? Remove her from her element? Take away the kids and mother for a day or two or 10? Remove any inhibitions? How about all of the above?… More “Better Things (S04E6) “New Orleans””
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””
After a powerful episode last week, This Is Us hits us with another powerful episode that could be it’s the best episode this season. Here’s a recap!
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”
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””
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 (S03E10) “Show Me the Magic””
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””
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””
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 (S03E07) “Toilet””
The ongoing thread weaved throughout this current season of Better Things has been Sam’s need to unwind and decompress. She’s going through a lot of stress. More so than previous seasons, she can’t get Xander out of her head.… More “Better Things (S03E06) “What Is Jeopardy””
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. Sam’s life is no exception, as her daughters put a lot of expectations on her. … More “Better Things (S03E05) “No Limit””
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 (S03E04) “Monsters in the Moonlight””
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””