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Motherhood is one hell of a gig.

Better Things is the story of Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single mother and actor, raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Riley) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She also looks after her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expat who lives across the street.

In its fifth and final chapter, Better Things focuses on ‘the road ahead’ for its unconventional, unfiltered heroine, who is so devoted to her life as a working actor and single mother of three that she’s left little time for that one elusive thing: herself. As she navigates three daughters, each coming of age; the challenges of her chosen career; and her mother’s increasing signs of aging (as well as her own)—Sam embraces each moment, and each member of her family, with a fierce love, raw honesty and biting humor. As each of the Fox women come of age into the next phase of their life, they are inspired to reevaluate themselves, learn from the past and find their own direction.

a season of tears and an emotionally satisfying conclusion
TVguide.com
heartbreaking, uplifting, tearjerking FX dramedy
RogerEbert.com
The Final Season of Better Things Is Pamela Adlon’s Masterpiece
TIME
On Better Things, a Small Story Goes Out With a Big Bang
The New York Times
The fifth season of Better Things is the best TV show of the year thus far
The Hollywood Reporter
full of heart
Entertainment Weekly
illuminating
TIME
one of the best shows on TV
Market Watch
a season of tears and an emotionally satisfying conclusion
TVguide.com
heartbreaking, uplifting, tearjerking FX dramedy
RogerEbert.com
The Final Season of Better Things Is Pamela Adlon’s Masterpiece
TIME
On Better Things, a Small Story Goes Out With a Big Bang
The New York Times
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