HOME ECONOMICS has been a total joy to watch and review. My only complaint is seven episodes is too short a season. I wanted more.

Pulling this quirky cast together totally works. The chemistry between the three siblings (Topher Grace, Jimmy Tatro and Caitlin McGee) makes me believe they are brothers and sister in real life. When you add to the mix the spouses, (Karla Souza and Sasheer Zamata) the parents (Phil Reeves and Nora Dunn) and all the children, the ensemble is a total package.

What I loved about HOME ECONOMICS is how honest and flawed each character was written. They are definitely not the perfect family, but the love for each other comes through time and time again, no matter how crazy life can get.

I also enjoyed how the writers kept most of the action at the sibling’s homes. It cut across the financial divide of this family and there was never any doubt how money played into the plot lines each week. Even the seven-episode titles made sure money, either the lack or abundance of it was mentioned.

I am excited HOME ECONOMICS has been renewed for next year. I look forward to learning more about Tom’s book, Connor’s divorce and Sarah’s unemployment. I can’t wait to laugh at all their silly antics. Kudos to all.

HOME ECONOMICS is available to stream on ABC ALL ACCESS Television.

Esta Rosevear

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

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