Better Things

About the Show

Better Things is the story of Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single mother and working actor with no filter, raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She also looks after her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expat with questionable faculties who lives across the street.

Whether she's earning a living, navigating her daughters’ changing lives, or trying to have one of her own, Sam approaches every challenge with fierce love, raw honesty and humor.


  • “One of the best depictions of modern, working parenthood on any screen, large or small”
    - Vogue
  • “[Sam Fox] remains one of the most original and daring female characters in the annals of TV comedy”
    - The Wall Street Journal
  • “Feels like the long-awaited return of an old familiar friend”
    - The New York Times
  • “[Pamela] Adlon is flawless — easily, effortlessly, the best comedic actress on television”
    - Newsday
  • “Sharply observed, heartfelt, absolutely wonderful”
    - Rolling Stone
  • “The best the show has ever been”
    - New York Magazine
  • “An unparalleled accomplishment, and a true original…Grade: A”
    - IndieWire
  • “Television’s most rewarding and perfectly rendered depiction of the myriad tiny struggles intrinsic to getting through a day on this earth…Grade: A”
    - Entertainment Weekly
  • “One of TV’s best depictions of what it means to be a family”
    - Variety
  • “There’s an unvarnished honesty of Better Things that has a way of grabbing and moving you just when you least expect it”
    - TV Guide
  • “A series that’s funny, empathetic, and experimental all at once”
    - The Atlantic