What is Better (TV) About?
Better is a British crime drama series that begins its narrative with DI Lou Slack experiencing a pivotal moment that leads her to re-evaluate her life of corruption. After a family tragedy is narrowly averted, Slack is compelled to confront her moral failings and attempts to disentangle herself from a web of criminal activities that she has been involved in for two decades. Throughout the series, Slack's journey of redemption is met with significant challenges as she grapples with the dark forces that once controlled her, including Col McHugh, a dominant figure in the criminal underworld. The show explores the themes of corruption, redemption, and the complexities of moral transformation within the backdrop of police work. Viewers are taken on a suspenseful journey through Slack's tumultuous path to redemption as she navigates relationships with her colleagues, her family, and those she once considered allies in her corrupt past. Featuring a cast led by Leila Farzad as DI Lou Slack, with notable performances by Andrew Buchan, Samuel Edward-Cook, Zak Ford-Williams, and others, Better offers a gritty and thought-provoking look at the life of a flawed police officer seeking a second chance amidst the chaos of her previous misdeeds.
The first episode of Better aired on February 13, 2023 and the most recent episode to air was on March 13, 2023.