Better Things is an American comedy-drama television series. The series debuted on September 8, 2016, on FX. The series was an immediate hit on its release. Better Things has four seasons currently. The latest episode premiered on April 30, 2020. Looking at the success of the series, it renewed for the fifth season in May 2020. The protagonist, Pamela Adlon received the nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017 and 2018. Apart from this, the show is the receiver of the Peabody Award in April 2017.
Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. are the creators of the series.
Plot and Review:
The story revolves around Sam Fox. Sam is a mid-level actor, living in Hollywood. She gets divorced. Now, Sam has to juggle between her struggle in Hollywood and raising her daughters. Apart from all the struggles of being a single mother, Fox has to deal with her unreliable ex-husband Xander. The plot of the show made very clever. The show has an approval rating of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes with 7.8 ratings on IMDb.
Better Things is a traditional and typical sitcom. What makes it different from other series is the humor element of the plot. The three daughters add more life to the show by their unique characters. eldest child Max has anger issues, the middle child Frankie is generally confused about everything around her. And the last child Duke is the sweetest of all.
Season 5 Updates:
The fifth season will pick up from the ending of the fourth season. With Fox raising her three eccentric daughters, the things will turn out to be funny for sure! Also, we can expect Fox and Xander to get together after their closure. Though the creators announced the renewal of the series, we are still waiting for the release date. Looking at the current scenario, we can expect the season to roll out sometime in 2021.
- Pamela Adlon as Sam Fox
- Mikey Madison as Max Fox
- Hannah Alligood as Frankie Fox
- Olivia Edward as Duke Fox
- Celia Imrie as Phyllis
- Diedrich Bader as Rich
- Alysia Reiner as Sunny
- Greg Cromer as Jeff
- Rebecca Metz as Tressa
- Matthew Glave as Xander Hall