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TV Club: Better Things’ Sam loses a part she didn’t even audition for

One of the aspects of Better Things that I’ve enjoyed the most is this view Pamela Adlon gives of a working actor. She’s not impoverished and waiting tables, but she can walk down the street and no one cares who she is. It’s not a life that’s often put onscreen, if only because it doesn’t have high glamor of celebrity or the thrill of desperation. Like in last week’s episode, “Brown,” and the pilot with the scene between her and Constance Zimmer, acting is portrayed as a job.
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