HOME ECONOMICS this past week was all about presumptions. What we think to be true about others is not often the case in reality, and it can be a humbling lesson to learn. 

Denise (Sasheer Zamata) was afraid her daughter had forgotten her Hispanic heritage. She wanted acknowledgment of the rich language and songs she learned as a younger child. Denise and Tom (Topher Grace) have to take a step back and watch how their daughter feels. 

The other big plotline involved Sarah (Caitlin McGee) applying for a counselor job at Windmount Acadamy. This is the very ritzy school Connorโ€™s (Jimmy Tatro) daughter attends. How easy it is to assume that all rich kids lead a charmed life and how Sarah could make a difference. 

HOME ECONOMICS offered us subtlety and mild humor.  It was simple moments that kept things small and realistic. Although it was an okay episode, I look forward to where this sitcom shines with broader, louder comedy. 

HOME ECONOMICS is available to stream on ABC.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Childrenโ€™s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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