Category Archives: Better Things

Better Things: “Only Women Bleed” Season 1 Finale Review

Better Things aspires to show the life of a single mother trying to balance three kids, her career, her social life, and whatever the hell else comes up on a daily basis. It’s

Better Things: “Hair of the Dog” Season 1 Episode 9 Review

I find value in what Better Things brings to the television spectrum, I really do, but these unnecessarily abstract connections between vignettes are really starting to chip away at my enjoyment of the series.

Better Things: “Scary Fun” Season 1 Episode 8 Review

Know what I miss most about the great network comedies from before the golden age of television? Holiday specials. As TV got better, more concentrated, it lost some of its immediacy. Sure, Veep had episodes

Better Things: “Duke’s Chorus” Season 1 Episode 7 Review

“Duke’s Chorus” brought forward a previously unexplored aspect of Sam’s life as a single mother. We’ve seen her navigate a few adult friendships so far, but here we see her get in

Better Things: “Alarm” Season 1 Episode 6 Review

“Alarm” couldn’t have been expected to follow up “Future Fever,” easily the best episode of the series thus far, but it could have at least tried. Instead, we got an episode chock

Better Things: “Future Fever” Season 1 Episode 5 Review

As with most Better Things episodes, it took a little for the various tangents of “Future Fever” to come together. But once they did, it became the most poignant and effective episode since the

Better Things: “Woman Is the Something of the Something” Season 1 Episode 4 Review

Better Things needs to churn out a great episode and soon. After an extraordinary pilot that pointed to even greater things to come, the show has sort of stagnated in terms of quality.

Better Things: “Brown” Season 1 Episode 3 Review

“Brown” is a very smartly written and crafted episode of television. It’s three act structure initially plays like an episode of Louie going off on a bit of a tangent (which makes sense, as

Better Things: “Period” Season 1 Episode 2 Review

After the audaciously plotless pilot, Better Things played things safer this week. “Period” felt like an edgier episode from a later season of Modern Family. It had some laughs and the sweetness was abound, perhaps