Home Economics

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  • TV-PG
  • 2021
  • 3 Seasons
  • 6.9  (6,063)

Home Economics is a heartwarming and entertaining television series that premiered on ABC in 2021. The show follows the lives of three adult siblings - Tom, Sarah, and Connor - who have drastically different financial backgrounds and backgrounds in general. Tom (Topher Grace) is the middle child who has recently made a lot of money as a best-selling author. He is married to Marina (Karla Souza), and they have two young children. Sarah (Caitlin McGee) is the oldest of the siblings and is struggling to make ends meet as a therapist while raising her teenage daughter. Connor (Jimmy Tatro) is the youngest sibling, who is a millionaire tech genius but struggles with social interactions and romantic relationships.

The show explores the dynamics and relationships between the three siblings who come from different economic backgrounds while still remaining a loving and supportive family. Each episode revolves around a different financial crises that one of the siblings finds themselves in, and how they all try to come together to help each other out. Despite their differences, the family remains close-knit and always has each other's backs. The show juxtaposes the challenges and triumphs of Tom’s wealthy and luxurious lifestyle with the very real and ordinary financial struggles of Sarah and Connor.

One of the most interesting things about Home Economics is how relatable it is. The show depicts family members fighting over the cost of a joint birthday present, worrying about saving for retirement, struggling to make ends meet, and feeling pressure from others to make more money. Everyone can easily find a character, situation or conversation in which they can relate or empathize with.

Tom is a character that audiences can’t help but love. He is goofy, charming, and loves his family. He is often torn between his heart and his wallet. His character is well-written; he could have easily been made into an obnoxious rich jerk who flaunts his wealth, but instead, he is genuine, kind, and empathetic. His wife Marina is his perfect counterpart, she is smart, feisty and has no qualms with keeping her husband's feet on the ground. Sarah, with her sense of humor, is another gem of a character. She is the glue that holds the family together and often the main emotional support for their siblings. Despite the setbacks, she remains optimistic throughout the show. Connor is the character someone has to root for. He is socially awkward, struggles with basic communication skills and is the youngest of the family. So it’s no surprise that despite having millions, he feels like he needs his siblings and their tacit approval to navigate the world. An important aspect of the series is how it subverts expectations, portraying the struggles of a millionaire’s life as often harder than living paycheck to paycheck.

The show also deserves praise for its humor, especially the witty dialogue and funny one-liners. One of the best things about the show is how it manages to make audiences laugh even in the most emotionally charged moments. Home Economics has a tendency to use humor to lighten up the more serious moments, which can be tonally challenging to achieve.

Another great aspect of Home Economics is its cast. Each actor brings something unique to their respective roles, making every character three-dimensional and dynamic. Topher Grace (Tom), Caitlin McGee (Sarah), and Jimmy Tatro (Connor) all give believable performances that poignantly capture the dynamics of sibling relationships. The supporting cast, including Sasheer Zamata, Karla Souza, and Shiloh Bearman also deliver standout performances that add a lot to the show. The chemistry of the cast is obvious and helps to make the show feel relatable and grounded in reality.

In conclusion, Home Economics is a fantastic, heartfelt, and relatable series that explores the complexities of family life and the significance of money in our lives. The show manages to balance humor and drama exceptionally well while still making the audience invested in the characters and their stories. With its amazing cast, clever writing, and nuanced storytelling, it's no wonder why Home Economics has quickly grown to become one of the most anticipated shows of 2021. If you’re looking for a new show to binge-watch that can make you laugh, cry, and see glimpses of yourself or those close to you in a compelling storyline, Home Economics is definitely worth giving a shot.

Home Economics is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (42 episodes). The series first aired on April 7, 2021.

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13. Emergency Preparedness Kit, $129.99
January 18, 2023
A natural disaster strikes, trapping the family under one roof and without power. As their electronic battery lives are depleted, the Hayworths are left with nothing to do but examine their own lives on the season three finale.
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12. Limited Edition Boom Boom Dojo JollyBot, $45.99
January 11, 2023
Marina's confession about her sensual Santiago dreams opens the door to new levels of transparency between her and Tom. Meanwhile, Connor takes things to the next level romantically, and Denise gets a special gift for Kelvin.
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11. Gallon of Milk, $4.35
January 4, 2023
After Marina begins working with a hunky new contractor, Tom's envy causes him to overcompensate. Meanwhile, Connor involves Denise in his scheme to impress a new woman.
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10. Santa Suit Rental, $25 Per Day
December 7, 2022
The most wonderful time of the year brings some unforeseen financial troubles for one member of the Hayworth family. With the help of the entire brood and some holiday magic, the Hayworths are reminded that there's nothing better than being home for the holidays.
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9. Sunday New York Times, $6
November 30, 2022
The success of Tom's book sparks a change in the financial tides; and, with the extra cash in hand, Marina encourages him to spend some money on himself. Meanwhile, Denise's parents shake things up during their visit to town. With their reveal of some surprising news, an unexpected Hayworth comes to her rescue.
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8. Wheel of Vegan Brie, $24
November 16, 2022
It's Thanksgiving at the Hayworths, though this year feels a bit different with one extra chair at the table. While Tom, Sarah and Connor wrestle with their conflicting emotions, Marina and Denise see this new addition to the family, guest star Casey Wilson, as a potential chance to gain a new "normal."
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7. Model Train Set, $150
November 2, 2022
After the shocking discovery of a new-half sibling, Tom, Sarah and Connor are tasked with breaking the unexpected news to their parents. Meanwhile, Marina and Denise team up to confront Denise's stubborn landlord.
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6. Novel Signed by Author, $22.19
October 26, 2022
It's Halloween and everyone is on edge! Especially Tom who fears nobody will attend his in-person book reading - except for his No. 1 fan that is. Though the family presumes her to be a stalker, the mysterious woman turns out to be something even more shocking.
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October 19, 2022
With the press tour for Tom's book in full swing, Connor and Marina accompany him to promote his book in New York on one of Americas top daytime talk shows. Meanwhile, Sarah and Denise get a little too comfortable living at Connor's house, which sends the wrong message to Shamiah.  .
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4. Wedding Bouquet, $125
October 12, 2022
Tom and Marina's wedding day is recalled. A defining moment in all the Hayworth's lives, this catastrophic reception proves that while you cannot have your cake and eat it too, family sticks together for richer or poorer, better or worse.
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3. Sushi for Twelve, $482 Plus Delivery
October 5, 2022
Tom and Marina's lives in and out of the bedroom become a topic for discussion. Connor's patience as host is running thin so as a thank you, Sarah and Denise strategize a creative way to show their appreciation.
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September 28, 2022
Tom begins publicity for his new book as Marina takes on the redesign of Gretchen's room, which causes a lot of stress at home and in the bedroom. Meanwhile, Sarah, Denise and the kids have to crash at Connor's house when their apartment floods, much to Lupe's chagrin.
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September 21, 2022
Tom finds out that Connor is his new boss, which threatens to ruin Marina's perfectly planned trip to the Happiest Place on Earth - Disneyland Resort in California.  .
Where to Watch Home Economics
Home Economics is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Home Economics on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 7, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (6,063)