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Better Things: Season 1 (2016)

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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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A single mom struggles to raise three girls while trying to maintain her career as an actor.

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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.

August 26, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

September 8, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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.

September 8, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…

With Better Things, [Aldon's] crafted a show about trying to have it all in Hollywood-make money, book gigs, and raise children-that somehow feels utterly original.

September 8, 2016 | Full Review…

Pamela Adlon finally gets her deserved close-up and doesn't squander the chance.

September 7, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Better Things is one of the messiest portrayals of motherhood on television today - which pretty much makes it the most real.

September 7, 2016 | Full Review…

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