Better Things: Period
September 16, 2016 7:40 AM - Season 1, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Sam cleans up, makes a speech, and takes a meeting.

Better Things is a new comedy series co-created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K., starring Adlon as “Sam Fox,” a single, working actor with no filter trying to raise her three daughters in L.A.

The first episode was the pilot and a bit uneven but still promising. This second episode is really solid. It can definitely be a bit uncomfortable at times (especially if you're a man, imho) but well worth sticking with.
posted by Thorzdad (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My wife, who doesn't usually tend toward shows like this, got some chuckles from Sam's monologue toward the end.
posted by Thorzdad at 10:02 AM on September 16, 2016

Louis CK's fingerprints are all over it. I really liked his and Pamela Adlon's interactions in Louis.

I liked it, but it's complicated in the feels department - I'm reluctantly accelerating into that age range and although I don't have kids, some of my friends do. These kids are absolutely horrible and her reaction to them is where the character Sam shines.

It's tragic comedy and I wonder if they're going to try to take it in a different direction? Horace and Pete, another CK production, is similar and they ran it into Bleak City.
posted by porpoise at 5:04 PM on September 16, 2016

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