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Better Things: Season 2 (2017)




Critic Consensus: Better Things' second season plays even more adroitly to its strengths, weaving confidently between stinging humor, caustic observation, and poignant drama.


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In the second season of "Better Things," Sam (Pamela Adlon) struggles with feeling unappreciated by her daughters Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood), and Duke (Olivia Edward). She tries her best to bond with them, even as she interferes with Max's inappropriate relationship with a much older man. At the same time, Sam has to fend off unwanted advances from a deadbeat friend, as well as keep the peace with her deadbeat ex-husband Xander (Matthew Glaive). Things get even more interesting when Sam meets attractive single dad Robin (Henry Thomas).


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Critic Reviews for Better Things: Season 2

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (12)

One of last year's best new comedies, Better Things is darkly funny.

September 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Adlon's whole gestalt, her black clothes and her raspy voice, her tough love and her exasperation, make the sweet beats feel like treats instead of a bellyache, like the largess of life, not the brainstorms of a clever writers' room.

September 13, 2017 | Full Review…
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Sam Fox is an absolute badass, talking the talk and walking the walk. We've never seen a character like her before, and her worldview has never been realized this clearly.

September 13, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

You're not going to find a more emotionally satisfying family comedy this season than Better Things.

October 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Dreamier and more wistful in style but with the same caustic sense of humor, the show takes more risks with structure and technique.

September 14, 2017 | Full Review…

That's what Better Things excels at - portraying the never-ending sacrifices and compromises that encompass life and motherhood in particular. Nothing is wrapped up in a perfect bow.

December 19, 2017 | Full Review…

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