Better Things: Season 3 (2019)

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Season 3
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Pamela Adlon fully asserts her authorial voice over Better Things in a triumphant third season that examines the exhaustion of motherhood with exhilarating artistry.

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Critic Ratings: 35

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User Ratings: 174

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Episodes

Air date: Feb 28, 2019

Sam and Max go on a trip

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Air date: Mar 7, 2019

Sam copes with stuff.

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Air date: Mar 14, 2019

Sam sees old friends and cooks for everyone.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2019

Sam deals with monsters.

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Air date: Mar 28, 2019

Sam unleashes.

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Air date: Apr 4, 2019

Sam and fam get caught up in some gnar.

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Air date: Apr 11, 2019

Sam preps.

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Air date: Apr 18, 2019

Sam helps Max and bakes for Phil.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2019

Sam helps Max and bakes for Phil.

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Air date: May 2, 2019

Sam winds down and reminisces.

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Critic Reviews for Better Things Season 3

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (23)

It's a season about menopause, weight gain, concern over her mother's dementia, and, most of all, motherhood in all its glory and awfulness.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…

You never know where an episode of "Better Things" will go, which is thoroughly refreshing. But you can always be certain it will show fierce respect for women.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Unfolds in dreamy, fragmented interludes, which layer together to form a singular, candid illustration of Adlon's life -- a rich tapestry of s----y experiences that's somehow beautified by the way she pulls it all together.

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

In the end, there's no one takeaway; there are dozens, and they're delivered with the kind of beautiful storytelling that appears effortless, but actually requires acknowledgement on levels both granular and grand.

Feb 26, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

"Better Things" is funny, but organically, and at times unintentionally so.

Feb 25, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Better Things is a comedy, but Adlon isn't afraid of emotional drift.

Jan 28, 2020 | Full Review…

Best series currently on TV - sublime character-comedy with a wise, modern vision.

Jun 26, 2020 | Full Review…

There's no end to juicy insider gossip, backstabbing and perpetual over-striving.

Apr 26, 2019 | Full Review…

As good, if not better, than it was when Louis C.K. was in the writer's room, season three actually feels even more relatable than previous seasons.

Apr 17, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Pamela Adlon is a creative force unto herself...Better Things Season 3 may be the best yet.

Mar 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"Better Things" is one of TV's best sitcoms. It is heart and laughs, but simple drama at its core. In the hands of Pamela Adlon this season is poised to be even more personal and strong, letting us spend time with Sam and all her trials.

Mar 4, 2019 | Full Review…

[Better Things] blossoms on its own.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Better Things: Season 3

  • Apr 30, 2020
    Sorta fine. First couple of seasons were great, but this one just kind of lost its way. Find myself bored with most of the episodes
  • Apr 07, 2020
    This series struggles to develop some interesting storylines. It appears mixed up without direction and lacking in a coherent view. That said there are moments of magic but they are fleeting and over so quickly. There is a distinct lack of chemistry between some new characters and all to often just as an interest is peaked off we go to another hacked piece of cut and paste production. The writing seems lost at times as it strains for something that is not there.
  • Jan 03, 2020
    This show just keeps getting better. The writing and acting is amazing! I was blown away by the rawness and honesty of season three!
  • Sep 27, 2019
    So much fun comet great place to escape for an hour!
  • Aug 09, 2019
    Pamela Adlon is one of the best actresses around, and this year she ain't even got a nominee at the 2019 Emmys, this is beyond ridiculous. So spontaneous, so real, so maternal. So 100% at Rotten Tomatoes.
  • Jul 20, 2019
    Funny and relatable
  • Jun 25, 2019
    Excellent. Single motherhood 2.0. This is a fast paced 40 minute show that I wish was longer. Great episodes and it tackles hard subjects with humor.
  • May 31, 2019
    Was not perfect but very entertaining
  • May 30, 2019
    Season 1 was good, but by the time this gets to Season 3 the bathroom humor and annoying teens with their typical issues gets very played. We watched Season 1, Season 2 and couldn't make it through episode 6 of Season 3. We're done watching.
  • May 26, 2019
    What happened to this show? So many interesting - and intense - dynamics going on just within the family. And yet story lines are abandoned as quickly as they are introduced (e.g. Frankie and transgenderism). Sam spends more time in the kitchen preparing meals than she does sitting down with her kids (individually or collectively) to have real, honest discussions. Wouldn't it be cool (and refreshing!) for Better Things to follow someone else around for a day, and push Sam to the background for once? Given how Better Things doles out extended coverage of her bodily functions (colonoscopy, masturbation), it's unlikely that Sam can get past herself.

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