There are plenty of TV shows devoted to millennials and “xennials” (the group between millennials and Generation Xers), but Better Things is one of the few to highlight the sandwich generation: middle-aged people who are raising children while also looking after an aging parent. As Sam Fox, series co-creator Pamela…
“You get used to things being hard where you can work to make them better. But this isn’t that.”
Not since that lovely beach trip (that only went on in Sam’s head) has Better Things really indulged in a fantasy sequence this season. So far, the stories and interactions we’ve seen have been more grounded than in the first season, which, while not wildly fanciful, just felt more.... heightened.