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Hidden Treasures "Better Things"- Lightbox

Well, it has not been hidden to active users of Lightbox. But I imagine there are others like myself, who get Lightbox free with their Xtra broadband but are only an occasional users. I struggle to find many must sees on Lightbox. In this case I accidentally happened on “Better Things” After the latest episode of “Better Call Saul,” I browsed the EPG. After watching Episode 1, I binge watched my way through the rest of the 10-part series over the next two nights. It was that good.

Wikipedia writes:  Better Things is an American comedy-drama television series created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. for FX, starring Adlon as a divorced actress who raises her three daughters by herself. FX gave a 10-episode order on August 7, 2015. On September 20, 2016, FX announced it had renewed the series for a second season 

Louis CK (real name Louis Székel) directs and sometimes co-wrote this comedy-drama featuring Adlon, a longime collaborator, he worked with on earlier series using a similar anti-sitcom approach.Where Louis is deadpan and somewhat maudlin. Adlon’s character Sam Fox is brassy and brazen and vulnerable to boot, “Better Things” is not unlike Louis, and Curb Your EnthusiasmAdlon it mixes her real life with scripted stories. The characters and plot are nuanced, and best of all, the show is not predictable. One warning. You have to take the rough with the smooth. You may well find one of her three children, is very very annoying.

Trivial fact. The name is from a song “Better Things” by Ray Davies.

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream Movies on TV (Netflix)

“Runnin’ Down The Dream” provides a detailed LP-by-LP wrap on a singer and band with an amazing body of work over 40 years. Made eight years ago, it encompasses the entire rock music era and Petty’s involvement with much of it. His crossover between roots, rock and pop is bolstered by prodigious song writing skills that has made him a survivor.

Petty has had something interesting to say for each of the past four decades. This self-commissioned documentary seems to re-say it all, and at four hours it might benefitted from haircut. But then you would miss a lot. If four hours is too much, then maybe its best to split viewing into its two parts

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