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Things can only get better

“Better Things,” once a placeholder for “Louie,” comes into its own in this second season with star Pamela Adlon directing every episode. Good thing her character, a single mother with serious social issues, isn’t as nearly in control, sabotaging every relationship she has. Louis C.K. continues to contribute as a writer, but this is clearly Adlon’s show, in every sense of the word.

9 p.m., FX

Where the streets have no name

After spending so much time sweating in Jason Bourne’s shadow, Julia Stiles gets her own shot at the cat-and-mouse game. In “Riviera,” she’s an art collector trying to unravel the mystery behind her husband’s death. Neil Jordan and former U2 manager Paul McGuinness are among the executive producers of this somewhat standard, but picturesque, thriller.

Now streaming on Sundance Now

Southern nights

In Tig Notaro’s world, sexism and homophobia run rampant, especially in the Deep South, where her character continues to search for love and sanity in the second season of “One Mississippi.” You may not share the comic’s sense of paranoia, but anyone who appreciates dry, dark humor will feel right at home.

Now streaming on Amazon Prime

Neal Justin