As a fan of pre-scandal Louis C.K., I’ve had FX’s Better Things on my radar for quite a while. That’s not to say that Pamela Adlon (co-creator, star, executive producer and director of the show) wasn’t enough of a draw on her own, but if I’m being honest, it was her stint on Louie that convinced me to give Better a shot. A little over three years ago when this show premiered, I was (like millions of other folks) a huge Louie fan and, at the risk of sounding “basic,” when I saw Adlon’s Better Things it very much felt like a female-version of Louie to me. Not so much anymore. Let’s break it down.