FX new half-hour comedy series, BETTER THINGS is about a single mother of three who lives and works as an actress in Los Angeles, a semi-autobiographical account of co-creator and star Pamela Adlon’s life. If Pamela looks familiar, it’s because you’ve seen her before in one of the many parts she’s played, but never as the star. I remember her as Marcy on CALIFORNICATION. I could tell there was something more to her, so now it’s her turn to shine.
With its deadpan approach to both the entertainment industry and parenting, BETTER THINGS has a lot of LOUIE’S DNA (Louis C.K. is a co-creator and co-writer, and also directed the first episode). BETTER THINGS is a fresh take on the sitcom, and a refreshingly honest perspective on what it means to make yourself happy while trying to do right by your family. Catch the first episode this Thursday, Sept. 8th at 10 p.m. on FX