Better Things

About the Show

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.

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Season 5
Season 5

Sn.5 Ep.10

"We Are Not Alone"

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We Are Not Alone

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Sam and their village.

45 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/25

Sn.5 Ep.9

"England"

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England

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Sam and fam take a trip. Sam needs the circle to be complete.

48 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/18

Sn.5 Ep.8

"Jesus Saves"

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Jesus Saves

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Sam deals with anxiety. Stream on Hulu.

34 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/11

Sn.5 Ep.7

"Family Meeting"

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Family Meeting

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Sam fights zombies and Frankie dresses up.

39 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 04/04

Sn.5 Ep.6

"San Francisco"

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San Francisco

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Sam goes to San Francisco for a job while Max holds down the fort.

27 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 03/28

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"The World Is Mean Right Now"

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The World Is Mean Right Now

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Sam makes borscht.

38 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 03/21

Sn.5 Ep.4

"Ephemera"

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Ephemera

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Sam learns about pronouns and finance.

34 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 03/14

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"Oh, I'm Not Gonna Tell Her"

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Oh, I'm Not Gonna Tell Her

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Sam volunteers.

30 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 03/07

Sn.5 Ep.1

"F*ck Anatoly’s Mom"

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F*ck Anatoly’s Mom

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Sam learns some things about her family.

34 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 02/28

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"Rip Taylor’s Cell Phone"

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Rip Taylor’s Cell Phone

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Sam makes a choice.

25 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 02/28


  • “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
  • “gem of a comedy”
    - The A.V. Club
  • “a delight to watch”
    - Under the Radar
  • “five exquisite seasons”
    - IndieWire
  • “Pamela Adlon remains one of TV’s most fascinating performers”
    - RogerEbert.com