So EVERYONE on my Facebook feed has been talking about Pamela Adlon's FX show "Better Things." Apparently, the most recent episode was a DOOZY.
So, what did I have to do?
Binge watch it this weekend.
Which, might I add, wasn't easy, considering it was a beautiful fall weekend and I should have been leaf-peeping or picking apples or, at the very least, eating or drinking something of the pumpkin spice variety.
Instead, I horked down season 1 and half of season 2. And I'd say I felt guilty, but honestly, it was a weekend VERY well spent.
Adlon plays Sam, which is really a fictionalized version of Adlon - single mother to three daughters and longtime working actress. PS: Adlon has been on TV and in movies FOREVER. Her most memorable role to me as as Dolores in Grease 2.
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I'll be honest. I avoided this show because I thought it was just one big complaint about motherhood and I'm all set with that tired rhetoric.
But it's so much more. Yes, it's an unconventional show - an game of Truth or Dare between little kids is kind of messed up. But! It's daring, messy, dramatic, slightly gross sometimes, funny most of the time and always honest.
Read this because I can't write it any better:
On Thursday night, the FX show aired a weird, wonderful ode to working motherhood. It's a testament to the particular counterintuitive genius of Better Things that when the FX show dedicated an episode to Sam's pride in her career as an actress, it included a sequence in which she participated in one of the most ridiculous car-commercial shoots of all time.
Also, Matthew Gilbert from the Boston Globe had this to say:
Better Things 10 p.m., FX With "Louie," "Baskets," "You're the Worst," "Man Seeking Woman," and, now, "Better Things" and "Atlanta," FX and FXX have become important players in the half-hour comedy-drama game. Advertisement Showtime helped develop the hybrid genre with "Nurse Jackie," "United States of Tara," "Diary of a Call Girl," and "Weeds."
And here's a clip. The first season is on Hulu. The second on FX on Thursdays at 10 p.m. Watch it!
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