Monday, November 21, 2022

What I’m Watching: Home Economics

Home Economics: Season 3, Episode 8 “Wheel of Vegan Brie, $24” (B)

It wasn’t all that believable that Harmony would know every answer to every trivia question ever, though it did manage to trigger every Hayworth sibling in exactly the right way. Everyone was vying for Harmony’s affection, and Marina and Denise, united as they may be, took the brunt of her lashing out when she pointed out that they drank way too much wine and outing them for making fun of the siblings. What she seemed to care most about - and ultimately still affirmed - was the relationship with her newfound parents, including Muriel, who was quite accepting of her new stepdaughter, something that surprised her biological children since they were so concerned it was going to be a problematic encounter. Having them jump to show off their talents was hardly the most mature move, but it’s also not the most embarrassing thing any of them have done. Seeing all of the adults on this show pivot into defensive mode is always fun, even if it can also get quite awkward sometimes since they never realize when they’ve gone too far. But the real treat in this episode was that ending montage of Gretchen’s impressions, especially given how truly terrible her standup featured earlier was. Everyone laughed at how she mocked Tom, but it was moving on to other members of the family, like Sarah, who weren’t as used to being made fun of and weren’t happy to see that others were amused. The kids on this show should really be featured more; they’re very talented.

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