Sunday, October 30, 2022

What I’m Watching: Home Economics

Home Economics: Season 3, Episode 6 “Novel Signed by Author, $22.19” (B+)

Though I know this was meant to be a Halloween episode, I’m glad that it didn’t actually follow up on the creepy, Unabomber-style ending of the previous installment. Instead, Marina and Denise got way too into the idea of starting a crime podcast based on the mystery woman who had apparently driven all the way from Colorado without stopping to meet Tom, and Marina was definitely far too focused on the name and not the safety of her husband. Casting Casey Wilson in anything is usually a good way to elevate the zaniness, as she did on “Black Monday,” and it didn’t take too long for everyone to piece together the fact that she didn’t just want Tom as a brother, but he actually was her half-brother. That’s a big game-changer that’s sure to make him doubt much of his own narrative, and I’m curious to see whether Wilson officially joins the cast or if she’s just around for a short time. I was happy to see Karan Soni, a terrific and very funny actor from “7 Days” and “Miracle Workers” as Tod, whose best moment was pointing out to Connor that they didn’t have a bathroom attendant he could have tipped $100 or even a bathroom for that matter. Sarah realizing that Connor just wanted attention from his older sister when Shamiah called was funniest for how she just put it together and then hung up on her upset daughter, and I like that the big scare she was finally able to execute on her brother came at the least effective possible time.

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