Better Things

  1. Episode 10 Only Women Bleed
    Better Things Finale Recap: Only Women Bleed A poignant end to a terrific first season.
  2. Episode 9 Hair of the Dog
    Better Things Recap: Life’s Been Good An episode about appreciating what you have, even when it’s junk stored in the garage.
  3. Episode 8 Scary Fun
    Better Things Recap: I Don’t Mean to Scare You For Sam’s family, spooky pranks are a weirdly soothing tradition.
  4. Episode 7 Duke’s Chorus
    Better Things Recap: Holy Trinity “Duke’s Chorus” scrutinizes the ways that parents look down their noses at each other.
  5. Episode 6 Alarms
    Better Things Recap: The Scary Part Sam gets older, but men stay the same age.
  6. Episode 5 Future Fever
    Better Things Recap: Group Chat Halfway through its first season, Better Things refuses to sugarcoat its worldview.
  7. Episode 4 Woman Is the Something of the Something
    Better Things Recap: Like Real People “Woman Is the Something of the Something” is a brilliant commentary on sexism and misogyny.
  8. Episode 3 Brown
    Better Things Recap: Are You Gonna Go My Way? The one where Lenny Kravitz comes over for dinner.
  9. Episode 2 Period
    Better Things Recap: Lady Problems Are you there, God? It’s Pamela Adlon and she has some things to say about women and menstruation.
  10. Episode 1 Sam/Pilot
    Better Things Series Premiere Recap: You Are Not Getting Rid of Me Aren’t we all asking ourselves, “Where is the freaking graph paper?!”

The Latest TV News

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  2. sexual misconduct
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  3. the industry
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  4. batmen forever
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  5. today in dystopia
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  6. in development
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  7. close reads
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  8. writers
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  9. great adaptations
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  10. in case you missed it
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