Better Things: Pilot

Pamela Adlon returns to our screens in this grown-up comedy ‘Better Things’.

Adlon, who’s known for Louie, Calfornication and a whole host of voice work plays the Sam, an actress who’s talent lies in voice work and guest roles.

She’s currently raising three kids on her own, Frankie, Duke and Max. Halfway through the episode she’s asked if she’s dating anyone to which Sam replies “I’m dating my kids, my kids are the love of my life” which tells us in no uncertain terms that this is a family story at it’s heart. Although the show doesn’t deny the realities of it even having the eldest daughter ask Sam to get her pot because she’d rather do it in the house.

Sam’s a character with a messiness to her that everyone can relate too.

In a similar vein to other FX comedies Better Things takes it’s humour from its characters less than perfect lives and allows you to revel in the normalcy of it all.

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