Saturday, March 26, 2022

What I’m Watching: Home Economics

Home Economics: Season 2, Episode 17 “Workout Leggings, $29” (B+)

It’s fun to see the two more creatively-minded Hayward siblings try to work together and realize that they were only able to accomplish great things by being at each other’s throats, while the more business-oriented one got to bond with the two outlaws in a way that they didn’t find quite as endearing as he did. Tom doesn’t make things easy on Sarah when he jumps to correct her every grammatical error, and giving her a whole set of notes was definitely an aggressive way to approach their professional collaboration. Seeing them try to get along by being polite was fun, but ultimately it just didn’t yield the results they needed. Connor was quite intense as a trainer for Denise and Marina, who preferred gossiping and not putting in the full effort required. It’s not a surprise that he wouldn’t be able to read social cues and get that they didn’t want him to invade on their hangout time, something they required since they did appreciate being married to his siblings but helped them to decompress and just be normal. I was pleased to see Vincent Rodriguez III from “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “With Love,” and it made sense that he didn’t just have a one-scene role as an instructor in the park but instead someone who told her about how he’s donated his sperm a number of times in the past to lesbian couples trying to have a baby. Even if that doesn’t end up happening, I have a feeling that Denise is going to become attached to the idea and seriously pursue it.

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