Nowadays, women are more powerful than ever… They can do everything that men can and some things that even men can’t. Along with Louis C.K., Pamela Adlon is the co-creator of Better Things. However, she goes on to be more than that. Pamela Adlon is also the executive producer, writer and protagonist of one of the messiest portrayals of motherhood on television. Like Louie, Better Things is semi-autobiographical, raw, realistic and very funny, when it isn’t bringing us to tears. Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon) is the divorced mother of three daughters, a former child star now an actress hustling roles in television and film, with a fair bit of voiceover work. Every episode finds her dealing with day-to-day crises that feel familiar and fresh at the same time.
The girls, youngster Max (Mikey Madison), tween Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and grade schooler Duke (Olivia Edward) are awesome kids, each lovable and troublesome in her own way. Sam also has a chatty mother, Phyllis (Celia Imrie), who is British and lives next door. Better Things is really about relationships between mothers and daughters, touching and frustrating and human and hilarious. The show bursts with uncomfortable truths, screamingly funny scenes and unexpected moments of tenderness.