Critic Consensus: Pamela Adlon's Better Things abstains from traditional sitcom sendups and forges a path all its own - in this bawdy, often hilarious and bittersweet ode to the daily highs and lows of being a single mother.
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It had a delicate touch, too, as a late-night text conversation with a former lover showed. Better Things is rude, funny, provocative and feels so, like, real. Don't miss it.
Still, Adlon's performance, bawdy and bewildered, is one to watch, a shining example of how TV continues to do a better job than film in delivering multilayered roles for women.
It's unlikely you'll find a show as refreshing, nuanced and confidant, nor will you witness a talent as consistently sharp as Adlon herself.
Better Things isn't so much breaking ground as it is delving into ground most of us have traveled, and making it both funny and insightful.
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