Home Economics

10 Best Episodes of Home Economics

The heartwarming yet uncomfortable relationship between three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle-class and one barely holding on.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

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Home Economics - S2E5

#15 - Giant Jenga, $120 (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Tom spirals when Connor dates a woman who broke his heart at summer camp. Then, family game night becomes an all-or-nothing competition between Marina and Denise.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 89 votes.

Home Economics - S2E8

#14 - Two Thousand Pounds of Sand, $240 (Season 2 - Episode 8)


Tom, Sarah and Connor are determined to prove that they can host a successful Thanksgiving dinner when they switch up their annual holiday tradition to gather at Connor's place. Denise has some sibling drama of her own when her sister joins the Hayworth family celebration. β€―

The episode was rated 7.71 from 75 votes.

Home Economics - S3E11

#13 - Gallon of Milk, $4.35 (Season 3 - Episode 11)

After Marina begins working with a hunky new contractor, Tom's envy causes him to overcompensate. Meanwhile, Connor involves Denise in his scheme to impress a new woman.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 61 votes.

Home Economics - S2E15

#12 - FaceFlop App, $1.99 (Season 2 - Episode 15)


Tom and Connor vie to prove who would make a better sperm donor to Denise. Meanwhile, Sarah tries to prove to Alison that she has what it takes to direct the spring musical by throwing a successful fundraiser at Connor's house.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 75 votes.

Home Economics - S3E9

#11 - Sunday New York Times, $6 (Season 3 - Episode 9)

The success of Tom's book sparks a change in the financial tides; and, with the extra cash in hand, Marina encourages him to spend some money on himself. Meanwhile, Denise's parents shake things up during their visit to town. With their reveal of some surprising news, an unexpected Hayworth comes to her rescue.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 65 votes.

Home Economics - S3E12

#10 - Limited Edition Boom Boom Dojo JollyBot, $45.99 (Season 3 - Episode 12)


Marina's confession about her sensual Santiago dreams opens the door to new levels of transparency between her and Tom. Meanwhile, Connor takes things to the next level romantically, and Denise gets a special gift for Kelvin.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 56 votes.

Home Economics - S3E8

#9 - Wheel of Vegan Brie, $24 (Season 3 - Episode 8)

It's Thanksgiving at the Hayworths, though this year feels a bit different with one extra chair at the table. While Tom, Sarah and Connor wrestle with their conflicting emotions, Marina and Denise see this new addition to the family as a potential chance to gain a new "normal."

The episode was rated 7.77 from 73 votes.

Home Economics - S3E4

#8 - Wedding Bouquet, $125 (Season 3 - Episode 4)


Reflecting on the past, we flashback to Tom and Marina's wedding day. A defining moment in all the Hayworth's lives, this catastrophic reception proves that while you cannot have your cake and eat it too, family sticks together for richer or poorer, better or worse.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 80 votes.

Home Economics - S2E6

#7 - Box of King-Size Candy Bars, $48.99 (Season 2 - Episode 6)

Trick or treat is not the only question on the Hayworths' minds as they debate the best neighborhood for a spooktacular Halloween. Meanwhile, Connor navigates sharing the holiday with his ex-wife, Emily.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 84 votes.

Home Economics - S2E18

#6 - Poker Game, $800 Buy-In (Season 2 - Episode 18)


Tom and Sarah crash a poker night that Connor is hosting for some rich and famous friends. Meanwhile, when Camila mentions she thinks there is a ghost in the house, Marina and Denise clash over their very different beliefs.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 43 votes.

Home Economics - S3E5

#5 - Live With Kelly And Ryan Hoodie, Complimentary (Season 3 - Episode 5)

With the press tour for Tom's book in full swing, Connor and Marina accompany him to promote his book in New York on one of Americas top daytime talk shows. Meanwhile, Sarah and Denise get a little too comfortable living at Connor's house, which sends the wrong message to Shamiah.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 66 votes.

Home Economics - S2E14

#4 - Salsa Competition Entry Fee, $45 (Season 2 - Episode 14)


Marina convinces Connor to dance with Lupe in a salsa competition to get to know her better. Meanwhile, Sarah and Denise take care of Tom as he recovers from a medical procedure.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 75 votes.

Home Economics - S2E19

#3 - Animatronic Gorilla, $2,200 (Season 2 - Episode 19)

As Tom struggles to finish his book before his 40th birthday, his dad, Marshall, hijacks his writing seminar. Meanwhile, Denise convinces Marina that she needs to do something special for Tom's 40th and talks her into doing boudoir photos. In addition, Sarah and Denise go overboard to impress a potential sperm donor.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 67 votes.

Home Economics - S2E22

#2 - Ticket to Space, $1 Million (Season 2 - Episode 22)


Tom attempts to keep Connor grounded after he announces his plans to go to space then falls into a rough patch himself after learning some bad news. Meanwhile, Marina gets stuck while trying to transform their attic into a writing space for Tom.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 67 votes.

Home Economics - S3E6

#1 - Novel Signed by Author, $22.19 (Season 3 - Episode 6)

It’s Halloween and everyone is on edge! Especially Tom who fears nobody will attend his in-person book reading – except for his No. 1 fan that is. Though the family presumes her to be a stalker, the mysterious woman turns out to be something even more shocking.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 66 votes.

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