Sam Fox (Adlon), like many people who have crossed the threshold into middle age, is spending a lot of time lately thinking about her place in the universe. The season opens at the start of Sam’s day; she checks her blood pressure, lets the dogs out, makes a smoothie — all while Eric Idle croons ”Galaxy Song,” Monty Python’s ode to the mystery and miracle of existence. (”So, remember when you’re feeling very small and insecure/How amazingly unlikely is your birth.”) Sam’s eldest daughter, Max (Mikey Madison), has been out of the house for years. Her youngest, 13-year-old Duke (Olivia Edward), barely looks up from her phone. Brilliant middle child Frankie (Hannah Riley) is still exploring the idea of gender identity and balks at terms like ”daughter.” Sam is as inclusive as they come, but this leaves her feeling unmoored: ”I’ve always been the mom of three daughters — who would I be then?” It’s a big question, and with her empty-nest future looming, Sam turns to the past for answers. Her headstrong mom, Phil (Celia Imrie), has no patience for nostalgia. ”What difference does all of this make now?” she scoffs. ”A life, then gone.” Nevertheless, Sam persists, digging through Phil’s boxed-up memories and dragging her emotionally labile brother, Marion (Kevin Pollack, a master at repressed exasperation), to a genealogist to learn more about their family history. ”That makes me feel like we’re a part of a greater chain of history and humanity,” she explains. ”It gives me confidence somehow — like I’m important, and you are.” –Ew.com
Säsong 5 av Better Things, vilket även kommer bli seriens sista har premiär på FX den 28 februari.
Säsongerna 1-4 finns att se på Disney+, oklart i skrivande stund om/när även säsong 5 kommer att visas där.