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Better Things 

TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama | TV Series (2016– )
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An actress raises her three daughters while juggling the pressures of working in Hollywood and being a single parent.
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2020   2019   2017   2016  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Pamela Adlon ...  Sam Fox 42 episodes, 2016-2020
Mikey Madison ...  Max 42 episodes, 2016-2020
Hannah Alligood ...  Frankie 42 episodes, 2016-2020
Olivia Edward ...  Duke 42 episodes, 2016-2020
Celia Imrie ...  Phyllis 42 episodes, 2016-2020
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An actress raises her three daughters while juggling the pressures of working in Hollywood and being a single parent.

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All three daughters, Max, Frankie and Duke, as well as their mother, Sam, have gender-neutral names. The grandmother Phyllis is also called Phil. See more »

Connections

Featured in Conan: Bob Costas/Pamela Adlon/Mary Mack (2016) See more »

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A lot of great things about this show. However, children unwatchable.
7 July 2019 | by mccallgjSee all my reviews

I love that this show is centered on a working mom in her 40s/50s. So much raw, relatable content. It doesn't glamorize the inner workings of day to day family life. But, and it's a big BUT, the oldest children are spoiled and entitled. Sure, that makes for conflict and drama. But it's becoming unwatchable the way she portrays herself as this martyr for enduring her own two older children's behavior. It's beginning to make her an unlikable character for me. It is not endearing to watch her ALLOW her children to be monsters. Aside from that, there's plenty of good stuff there.


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