“Home Economics” Review on by Suzanne 4/9/2021
This is a comedy, but it’s not very funny. Still, it’s an interesting family show. The relationships between the two brothers and their sister (and all their families) is what drives this show. Each of the siblings competes with each other, but in a fairly realistic way. The oldest brother, Tom (Topher Grace), is doing OK financially but is struggling with his marriage. The middle sibling, Sarah (Caitlin McGee), has a great family but is having problems making ends meet. The youngest brother, Connor (Jimmy Tatro), is doing quite well financially but getting divorced.
I’m older, so I prefer sitcoms that have a lot of jokes, like Grace’s previous show, “That 70’s Show,” “Barney Miller” or “Frasier.” Nowadays they don’t do as much jokes in sitcoms. If you’re older, you might not find this show funny, but the characters are engaging. I think they’re hoping that you find similarities in the characters and their families with what your own family is going through. Personally, the last thing I want to do is to watch squabbling families (unless they’re really funny).
Let’s hope the show gets better.
New Comedy “Home Economics” Coming WEDNESDAY APRIL 7 to ABC
By Steve Dove
Jan 25th, 2021
Starring and executive produced by Topher Grace, “Home Economics” takes a look at the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship between three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle-class and one barely holding on. The comedy is inspired by the life of writer and executive producer Michael Colton. The new comedy premieres WEDNESDAY APRIL 7 8:30|7:30c on ABC.
The series stars Topher Grace as Tom, Caitlin McGee as Sarah, Jimmy Tatro as Connor, Karla Souza as Marina, and Sasheer Zamata as Denise. Also starring is Shiloh Bearman as Gretchen, Jordyn Curet as Shamiah, Chloe Jo Rountree as Camila and JeCobi Swain as Kelvin.
“Home Economics” was created by writers Michael Colton & John Aboud. They serve as executive producers alongside Topher Grace and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum of The Tannenbaum Company, whose Jason Wang will co-executive produce. The series is produced by Lionsgate and ABC Signature. ABC Signature, alongside 20th Television, is a part of Disney Television Studios.
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