HOME ECONOMICS is all about the money status of three adult siblings. The oldest is a struggling book author who considers himself to be middle class. The sister is barely surviving and recently lost her job, and the youngest brother is in the top 1% of the economy.
The first show set us up for fast-paced, one-liner barbs remembering old sibling rivalries. Showing the family playing monopoly as children was very telling and the tradition continued with their current kids. Old and new jealousies, insecurities and expectations were revisited. Were these issues laid to rest? Of course not. This is what made this sitcom feel authentic and heartwarming.
Families are not perfect. They argue, complain and often don’t say exactly what they are feeling. The writers got this correct in the first episode. The cast of HOME ECONOMICS is a strong ensemble led by actor Topher Grace. The timing was spot-on and I could not help smiling and chuckling at the angst level of these siblings.
My favorite moment was all of them driving toy sport cars in the street. I wanted to be in their pack. Let’s hope this is just the beginning of a new relationship.
HOME ECONOMICS is available to stream on ABC Television.