"This is what season 4 of FX’s Better Things has been like: an experience, as opposed to a simulation," says Lacey Vorrasi-Banis. "To be fair, there aren’t many shows like it — period. It’s not a sitcom, it’s not a drama, and it seems cheap and easy to call it a dramedy. It is undefinable because, frankly, it’s life. Every episode we’re invited into the home of Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), an actress and single mom raising three daughters. But unlike the aquarium, for this series and this season in particular, it feels like we’re actually in Sam’s kitchen, also excitedly waiting for middle child, Frankie (Hannah Alligood), to finish crushing peppermints to mix into Breyers because Sam accidentally got high on her legal supply. Or, as in another incredible episode, we aren’t just watching Sam visit New Orleans, we’re right next to her, imbibing the sensory overload the city so richly and effortlessly offers."
TOPICS: Better Things, FX, Pamela Adlon, Coronavirus