Better Things: Season 4 Reviews

December 15, 2020
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.
December 15, 2020
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.
December 15, 2020
There aren't many shows like it -- period. It's not a sitcom, it's not a drama, and it seems cheap and easy to call it a dramedy. It is undefinable because, frankly, it's life.
December 15, 2020
There is little in the way of action, just a series of relatable snapshots of everyday life relayed with such honesty and humour that they make most other TV drama and comedy seem tired and formulaic.
December 15, 2020
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.
April 18, 2020
Adlon is part of a growing cohort of female TV-makers who are interested in showing us what it's like to live in a body: to be turned on or to gain weight, to have hot flashes...
March 12, 2020
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.
March 9, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 9, 2020
Sam's been hearing about her encroaching obsolescence for some time now, but for the first time, she doesn't attempt to shrug it off or otherwise put off dealing with it. She's steering into the skid with a V8 engine.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 9, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 5, 2020
One of the very best series on television.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 5, 2020
Pamela Adlon's FX half-hour dramedy returns this week for a fourth season that finds the show still one of the very best things on TV.
March 2, 2020
Season four of Pamela Adlon's Better Things... boasts four episodes that are stone-cold classics, endlessly rewatchable and rewarding.