Sunday, March 20, 2022

What I’m Watching: Home Economics

Home Economics: Season 2, Episode 16 “Keg of Light Beer, $180” (B)

This was hardly the most inventive half-hour, but it was still decently entertaining. The things Tom says never seem to come out all that well, and it wasn’t that much of a stretch that he would be mistaken for a college student and freely accept that so that he could feel young again. Marina was also happy to be taken in as one of them until Tom’s phone screen lit up and he was outed as a family man with multiple kids. That one of them had read – and liked – his book only boosted his ego, and it will be interesting to see if he ends up going for and getting this guest lecturer position. Marina may have also found herself a new babysitter, which would solve another issue that’s relatively pressing. Gretchen being terrible at singing was an unexpected plotline, one that helped Sarah to find a new way to combat the nepotism at play at her school and spare Gretchen’s feelings in the process. I hope this show doesn’t become too focused on the reality show that Jojo is going to be a contestant on, but I did enjoy that Denise baked Connor extremely salty brownies to make a point that people tend to be polite to those they care about even if they don’t like something. That she made him even one good brownie was nice since it’s not as if she needed to make him anything, just to help him realize that he should let Jojo do what she really wanted rather than what she was trying to do to make him happy.

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