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What to Watch If You Love Better Things

February 27, 2020 11 items

Pamela Adlon's dark comedy about single motherhood is headed back to FX for a fourth season on March 5th. For those who aren't already fans of Better Things, it's got everything you could want in a modern comedy: hilarity, heart, amazing acting, and a willingness to confront uncomfortable truths about both parenthood and growing up. If you're a longtime fanatic, you don't need our help understanding why it's so fantastic — what you might need help with, though, is finding shows that will satisfy your craving for smart, heartfelt comedies while you wait for new episodes of Better Things season 4 to drop.

That’s where Watchworthy comes in. Our Watchworthy app can use the thousands of votes cast by fellow Better Things fans to recommend the TV shows you're statistically most likely to love. Each show on this list has been shown by our app to share a significant number of fans with Better Things — that should give you plenty of options for new shows to check out before the latest season of Adlon's masterpiece comedy premieres. 

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    The Path

    Better Things fans are 10X more likely to love The Path

    The Path ended after its third season in 2018, but those with a Hulu subscription can binge the whole thing right now. It's a little surprising that a comedy like Better Things shares so many fans with a drama/thriller about cult members, but while The Path probably won't split your sides with laughter, it is just as unafraid of controversial and difficult questions about family and community as Better Things. It features big performances from Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, True Detective's Michelle Monaghan, and Hannibal's Hugh Dancy. 

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    Better Things fans are 9X more likely to love Get Shorty

    No, it's not the original 1990 novel by Elmore Leonard, and it isn't the 1995 movie with John Travolta, Danny DeVito, and Gene Hackman. Get Shorty on Epix is a new take on the story of a mob enforcer looking to transition into a career as a movie producer, and it's bringing a new list of talented stars like Ray Romano, Chris O'Dowd, and Felicity Huffman with it. The Southwestern mob storyline will draw in fans of shows like Breaking Bad and The Sopranos, while the deadpan, dark humor of the show appears to be perfectly suited for Better Things fanatics. 

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    Better Things fans are 9X more likely to love You're the Worst

    What happens when two people who don't believe in love accidentally fall in love with each other? This anti-romcom has something for hopeless romantics and curmudgeonly cynics alike, as the show's characters weigh their own undeniable feelings for each other against the equally undeniable realities that make relationships so hard. Fans of Better Things are probably drawn to You're the Worst for its brutal honesty and whip-smart satire.

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    Better Things fans are 9X more likely to love UnREAL

    And if you thought You're the Worst was cynical, wait until you check out UnREAL! This comedy follows a reality TV show producer who is pressured by her boss to stir up conflict between contestants and create the on-screen drama needed to draw in viewers. Illusions about love both on the show and behind the scenes are torn to shreds by this incisive and tragically underrated comedy. While the show concluded after four seasons in 2014, Better Things fans can still check it out on Hulu.