Better Things, a new comedy series from Pamela Adlon and Louis CK, premiered last week on FX. For my 80’s peeps out there, Pamela played Kelly on Facts of Life back in the day. Pamela Adlon is “Sam Fox,” a single, working actor with no filter trying to raise her three daughters – “Max” (Mikey Madison), “Frankie” (Hannah Alligood) and “Duke” (Olivia Edward) – in Los Angeles. She is mom, dad, referee and the cops.
Sam also watches out for her mother, “Phil” (Celia Imrie), an English expatriate, who lives across the street. Sam’s just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two and also — just maybe — squeeze in some private time once in a while.
Better Things is a show that I can relate to on so many levels.
Top 3 relatable scenes:
- Unclogging the toilet. I have boys, so hearing “Mom, I clogged the toilet” happens on a daily basis in my house.
- Daughter tweezing her Mom’s chin, yeah, not proud but that happens and it’s hilarious when her daughter asking if it’s going to happen to her and she tells her no. Hah!
- Chasing a dog in the middle of night down the street, I’ve done that with a cat, so yeah.
I may not be a single Mom like Sam, but having kids of my own and feeling her pain in some of the scenes is just a universal Mom thing, we all “get” it. I really enjoyed the first show, and am looking forward to following Sam and her kids as they get through life.
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