Better Things: Season 3 Reviews

  • Sep 27, 2019

    So much fun comet great place to escape for an hour!

    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.

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • May 26, 2019

    Great finale, another amazing season, Pamela Adlon direct another episode, this womam, i just love her soo much, talented, great director, great screenwriter. hope she wins all the prizes.

    Great finale, another amazing season, Pamela Adlon direct another episode, this womam, i just love her soo much, talented, great director, great screenwriter. hope she wins all the prizes.

  • May 20, 2019

    Absolutely no laughs. This show used to be funny. Now it's a Lifetime drama about being a single parent. Snoooooozefest.

    Absolutely no laughs. This show used to be funny. Now it's a Lifetime drama about being a single parent. Snoooooozefest.

  • May 19, 2019

    Louis C.K.'s departure from Better Things does nothing to diminish the show's quality, and instead it returns as witty, beautiful, and impactful as ever. The show's take on motherhood is head-and-shoulders above other American programs in terms of authenticity, and Pamela Adlon's roman-a-clef of Sam Fox still makes for one of the small-screen's most complex characters. At one hand tender, while undeniably tough-as-nails, Adlon's female voice is a singular one, and she's only gotten better as a filmmaker. Using really polished visual tactics (including one that intercuts scenes from the transformation sequence in An American Werewolf in London), the show presents its theme on aging and melancholy in very sublime ways, and it never feels like it's preaching to the choir. This third season almost didn't happen, but we can be relieved that even after one of the show's co-creators exited in disgrace, its chief voice only grew more omniscient.

    Louis C.K.'s departure from Better Things does nothing to diminish the show's quality, and instead it returns as witty, beautiful, and impactful as ever. The show's take on motherhood is head-and-shoulders above other American programs in terms of authenticity, and Pamela Adlon's roman-a-clef of Sam Fox still makes for one of the small-screen's most complex characters. At one hand tender, while undeniably tough-as-nails, Adlon's female voice is a singular one, and she's only gotten better as a filmmaker. Using really polished visual tactics (including one that intercuts scenes from the transformation sequence in An American Werewolf in London), the show presents its theme on aging and melancholy in very sublime ways, and it never feels like it's preaching to the choir. This third season almost didn't happen, but we can be relieved that even after one of the show's co-creators exited in disgrace, its chief voice only grew more omniscient.