’s Better Things
is such a spectacular show that I often watch episodes wondering how the industry might have been better if somebody had given Pamela Adlon
the writing-directing-acting keys to the kingdom a decade earlier. One might say, “But would she have been as remarkably versatile and talented behind the camera without that additional experience?” One can’t possibly know. Odd, though, how that’s a justification applied more frequently to women than men.
Similar thoughts passed through my mind several times watching Amazon and the BBC
’s The Pursuit of Love
, a limited series that marks the wildly ...