Do You Watch “Home Economics”? (My Thoughts)

Hulu has been suggesting a sitcom called “Home Economics” to us for a while, and a few weeks ago we finally took the plunge and gave it a try. I’m so glad we did, because as light as it is, the writing is a lot of fun, and every episode has resulted in a few chuckles and a few LOL moments.

You don’t even need to read on if you don’t want to: This is a very light sitcom that features great dialogue. That’s it. It’s the perfect 22-minute lunch break show.

And perhaps most remarkably, unlike most shows these days, Home Economics has a full 22 episodes in its second season (the first season was shorter). I’m so accustomed to seasons ending after 6, 8, or 10 episodes that I’m elated every time I’ve realized there’s yet another episode in the current season.

Briefly, the show is about several grown-up siblings of different economic situations who frequently hang out with each other. There isn’t much more to it than that, but the characters have a lot of fun with each other, and they mostly stay away from classic sitcom tropes. It’s heartwarming and sappy at times, but not in a cringy way.

Anyway, unexpectedly, I’m a fan, and I’d recommend Home Economics. Let me know what you think if you check it out.

HOME ECONOMICS – ABC’s “Home Economics” stars Topher Grace as Tom, Karla Souza as Marina, Chloe Jo Rountree as Camila, Shiloh Bearman as Gretchen, Jimmy Tatro as Connor, Jecobi Swain as Kelvin, Caitlin McGee as Sarah, Jordyn Curet as Shamiah, and Sasheer Zamata as Denise. (ABC/Peggy Sirota)

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