Better Things: Season 4 (2020)

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Season 4
Better Things

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Sharp and singular, Better Things just keeps getting better.

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Critic Ratings: 21

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User Ratings: 43

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Episodes

Air date: Mar 5, 2020

Sam picks up the girls from a trip.

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Air date: Mar 5, 2020

Sam embraces her state of being.

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Air date: Mar 12, 2020

Sam gives her friends a marital intervention.

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Air date: Mar 19, 2020

Sam gives Phil a DNA test, catches something and releases on Max.

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Air date: Mar 26, 2020

Sam takes Duke to ballet and Frankie to Pinkberry.

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Air date: Apr 2, 2020

Sam goes to a wedding.

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Air date: Apr 9, 2020

Sam goes to the weed store and visits her brother and Frankie and Sam eat ice cream.

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Air date: Apr 16, 2020

Sam has a flashback and a wolf pack.

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Air date: Apr 23, 2020

Sam throws Frankie a Batceñera.

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Air date: Apr 30, 2020

Sam and her girls live in the City of Angels.

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The story of Sam Fox, a single mother and working actor with no filter trying to raise her three daughters -- Max, Frankie and Duke -- in Los Angeles. She also looks out for her mother, Phil, an English expatriate with questionable faculties who lives across the street. Whether she's struggling to keep her daughters close or trying to push one of them out of the nest, Sam approaches every challenge with fierce love, raw honesty, and humor. At the end of the day, Sam's just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters' changing lives, survive her family, have fun with a friend or two, and also -- just maybe -- squeeze in some private time.

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Critic Reviews for Better Things Season 4

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (13)

In Better Things, Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon) has pretty much removed herself from the dating pool, freeing up the sitcom to focus on what it does best: exploring the joys and jolts in female bonding.

Dec 14, 2020 | Full Review…

This is daily life. And through these beautiful moments, Adlon finds a much deeper and more resonant truth about both the coming-of-age stories of youth and the pitfalls of being middle-aged in 2020.

Dec 14, 2020 | Full Review…

Sometimes people ask me to describe "Better Things," whose title is artfully evasive. It's hard to sum it up, which is one of the better things about it.

Mar 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Still good? Of course - aside from a nagging sense that Sam and "Things" are standing in place. Inertia is part of the joke except that we think we already know the punchline.

Mar 9, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Watching these episodes is an experience, and while Sam Fox stands tall as one of television's best characters, Adlon has created a vehicle around her lead unlike anything else you'll see.

Mar 9, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Better Things captures mother/daughter relationships with a striking specificity... Every parent should let their kid be the thing they are being. I'm grateful that's the story Adlon chose to tell.

Dec 14, 2020 | Full Review…

The fourth season of this excellent series was about how hard it is to let go.

Dec 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Following the delightfully bizarre, sweet, and chaotic happenings of the Foxes has been a soothing balm in an increasingly uncertain time. At its core, the show is an ode to the love between a group of intensely strange women.

Dec 14, 2020 | Full Review…

It's as masterful as anything else on television, yet it refuses to deliver the nasty shock that's become par for the course among its contemporaries.

Dec 14, 2020 | Full Review…

It's smart, brutally funny, often extremely touching but most of all, it's honest in presenting the messy everyday of life and everything that entails.

May 8, 2020 | Full Review…

It can be difficult to articulate just how wonderful and lovely Pamela Adlon's gem of a series is, with its big feelings and mundane slices of life.

Mar 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Better Things has been remarkably assured since the beginning, and it has maintained a tonal consistency amid its ups and downs. If there is a dramatic arc to the show, it has been strangely external to its contents.

Mar 5, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Better Things: Season 4

  • Jan 02, 2021
    Fun, genuine, and felt real. Whole show is wonderful.
  • Jun 01, 2020
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  • May 03, 2020
    One of the best things about this show are its realistic characters. The male representation written by Adlon is, by far, the most accurate portrayal of men I've ever seen.
  • May 02, 2020
    I absolutely love it!!
  • Apr 27, 2020
    Finally, a single mom who is relatable in every sense!
  • Apr 20, 2020
    This season has lost me after I've been an avid watcher. The daughters are written meaner with each season...credit to the actors who portray Sam's daughters because they're believably mean...discredit to the writers for making me dislike them to the point I don't want to watch anymore. Switch the focus back to the adults and leave the kids in the background instead of making them smarter than the adults.
  • Apr 19, 2020
    This show used to be a lot more enjoyable and original in the first couple seasons. Now it just turned into an ongoing rant by a narcissistic bitter woman. The acting is great though. Kudos to the young actresses playing the daughters. They are great at portraying entitled arrogant annoying teenagers.
  • Apr 12, 2020
    Pamela Adlon has created one of the best, most heartfelt, touching and addictive shows of all times. Her delicacy playing this role, and the way each character has been cast to perfection makes Better Things an experience you don't want to miss. I really hope this show goes on for many many years. Sam Fox is an inspiration.
  • Apr 10, 2020
    Great characters and acting.
  • Mar 26, 2020
    This show is the perfect combination of heart felt and hilarious. It's the best.

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