Better Things: What are you watching lately?

While Aron and I have our together shows (currently Better Call Saul), there’s a much-longer list that I watch on my own (This is Us, Catastrophe, Casual, and—I’m a total addict—Younger). After finishing Nashville‘s series finale the other day (it needed to end, but it still totally had me in tears), my pal Hulu recommended Better Things.

Listed as a Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon collaboration, I wasn’t sure if I should give it a try—do I want to like anything else he has something to do with? I’d rather cut ties entirely. But I did and I’m about four episodes in—and I’m hooked! Good news for me, Adlon directed all ten episodes of the second season, and she has a script credit on all but three of them—and the second season is getting even better reviews than the first (which is fantastic so far). Furthermore, Better Things will return for a third season in 2018, and per FX’s decision to cut all ties with C.K., he won’t have any hand in it. Apparently its really been her show all along.

It stars Adlon as Sam Fox, a former child star, working actress, and single mother of three daughters. Women and maternal relationships are at the core of this show, which is refreshing. Is that why, as the New York Times review puts it, it’s “neither neurotic nor self-absorbed”? Here’s the First Look trailer.

I can’t believe I hadn’t heard of it. (Which I said in my IG stories and so many people direct messaged me to tell me how much they love it!) I would stop watching and have Aron watch it with me… if I could wait.

Have you seen it? What are you watching lately?

P.S. On Binge-watching. And tips for choosing media for kids.

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