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Better Things: Season 2 (2017)




Critic Consensus: Better Things' second season plays even more adroitly to its strengths, weaving confidently between stinging humor, caustic observation, and poignant drama.


Air date: Sep 14, 2017
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Air date: Oct 19, 2017
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In the second season of "Better Things," Sam (Pamela Adlon) struggles with feeling unappreciated by her daughters Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood), and Duke (Olivia Edward). She tries her best to bond with them, even as she interferes with Max's inappropriate relationship with a much older man. At the same time, Sam has to fend off unwanted advances from a deadbeat friend, as well as keep the peace with her deadbeat ex-husband Xander (Matthew Glaive). Things get even more … More

Genre: Comedy
Network: FX
Premiere Date: Sep 14, 2017
Executive Producers: , , ,


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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (12)

That's what Better Things excels at - portraying the never-ending sacrifices and compromises that encompass life and motherhood in particular. Nothing is wrapped up in a perfect bow.

December 19, 2017 | Full Review…

It's emblematic of what this show does at its very best: highlight how cruel people can be to each other, especially mothers and daughters, while ultimately finding a way to let their humanity shine through the pettiness.

October 20, 2017 | Full Review…
New York Magazine/Vulture
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You're not going to find a more emotionally satisfying family comedy this season than Better Things.

October 20, 2017 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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The multigenerational, all-female household on Better Things looks like Lauren Greenfield's iconic "Girl Culture" photographs come to life.

October 19, 2017 | Full Review…
The New Republic
Top Critic

Adlon comes as close to a pure auteur as TV gets. That her story is one imbued with both sadness and light makes Better Things one of television's very best shows-in any genre.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Adlon's insistence on focusing on the nuances of work, dating, parenting, and socializing gives the show a unique level of intimacy.

September 21, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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