Better Things: Season 3 Reviews

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February 28, 2019
In season three, Adlon is getting involved ever more deeply in the evolution of life.
February 27, 2019
Better Things has lost none of its charm, wit, or style in shedding its cocreator.
February 27, 2019
She's making choices bold enough to alienate some viewers-ones that introduce a voice strong enough to stand on its own.
February 27, 2019
I had experienced catharsis. It's odd and actually quite difficult to articulate how a TV show could be that relieving, or that emboldening.
February 27, 2019
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.
February 26, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 26, 2019
Each episode feels like a compelling short story, or a collection of theme-linked tales, toggling between topics both deep and juvenile.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 26, 2019
Yet for all of its barbed and scatological humor - be warned, there's a colonoscopy episode - there's an unvarnished honesty to Better Things that has a way of grabbing and moving you just when you least expect it.
February 25, 2019
With its star fully taking the creative reins, Better Things is even better.
Top Critic
February 25, 2019
"Better Things" is funny, but organically, and at times unintentionally so.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 22, 2019
As bold, tender and shameless as ever.
February 22, 2019
More than anything, Better Things captures the inevitable, irrational feeling most women have that it is always our responsibility - whether at work, at home, or out in the world - to solve the problem at hand.
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 22, 2019
The show, a semi-autobiographical depiction of Adlon's life, is still silly, touching, absurdist, invigorating. The '60s and '70s pop/rock throwbacks can still pack a gut punch at the right moment.
February 20, 2019
Better Things feels a bit freer to be its most audacious self this season.
February 19, 2019
Even when the characters are hurting themselves, being petty and hypocritical, and otherwise making a mess of things, it's a pleasure to watch because so much care and thought have gone into each frame and line.
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