Home Economics

10 Worst 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 - S1E5

#10 - 35% of Allied Harness and Sling LTD, $3,000,000 (Season 1 - Episode 5)

After upsetting Marina, Tom tries to help out more around the house. While Sarah tries to find temporary employment, she and Denise worry their son will be corrupted after Kelvin decides he wants to learn all about Uncle Connor's business.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 98 votes.

Home Economics - S2E2

#9 - Chorizo with Mojo Verde and Chicharrón, $45 (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Things get a little hot in the kitchen when Tom considers ghostwriting a memoir for a celebrity chef. Connor starts dating a woke friend of Sarah and Denise's who makes a surprising impact on him.

The episode was rated 7.42 from 91 votes.

Home Economics - S3E13

#8 - Emergency Preparedness Kit, $129.99 (Season 3 - Episode 13)

A natural disaster strikes, trapping the family under one roof and without power. As their electronic battery lives are depleted, the Hayworths are left with nothing to do but examine their own lives on the season three finale.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 55 votes.

Home Economics - S1E7

#7 - Opus One Cabernet, 2015, $500 (Season 1 - Episode 7)


The family gathers to try and celebrate their parents’ anniversary without spoiling it — like every other year. However, after everyone learns what Tom’s new novel is about, the celebration may just be the worst one yet.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 91 votes.

Home Economics - S1E6

#6 - The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: An Oral History (Used), $11 (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Connor invites the siblings to a party he’s throwing for his ex-wife, Emily. While he feels the need to prove that he is cool with their divorce, he is not the only one in the competitive spirit. Tom and Marina try to prove to each other that they still have game, while Sarah finds the perfect solution to the fact that she’s a bad gift-giver.

The episode was rated 7.28 from 96 votes.

Home Economics - S1E3

#5 - Bounce House Rental, $250 (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Connor invites all the cousins over for an epic sleepover to cheer up his daughter, Gretchen. Meanwhile, Tom is determined to prove he can be a fun uncle too.

The episode was rated 7.24 from 113 votes.

Home Economics - S2E1

#4 - 49ers Foam Fingers, $7 (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Connor invites the Hayworth clan to a San Francisco 49ers game as he tries to close his latest business deal. Tom gets a chance to showcase his football skills, Denise tries to get Sarah to come to terms with Shamiah's new interest in cheerleading.

The episode was rated 7.22 from 97 votes.

Home Economics - S1E4

#3 - Triple Scoop of Ice Cream, $6.39 (Season 1 - Episode 4)


When Tom and Sarah discover that their parents have been spending time at Connor's house and not theirs, jealousy rears its ugly head. But when it looks like there might be more grandparent time for everyone, they learn to be careful what they wish for.

The episode was rated 7.21 from 102 votes.

Home Economics - S1E2

#2 - Mermaid Taffeta Wedding Dress, $1,999 (Season 1 - Episode 2)

The Hayworth family is invited to the wedding of longtime family friend Spags. When Connor enlists Tom's help to write and re-write a wedding toast, things take an unexpected turn between the brothers. Sarah realizes Denise is upset they never had a real wedding, while Marina meticulously plans her drinking schedule for a night out without the kids.  

The episode was rated 7.12 from 126 votes.

Home Economics - S1E1

#1 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)


The show takes a look at the heartwarming yet super uncomfortable and sometimes frustrating relationship among three adult siblings: one in the 1%, one middle-class and one barely holding on.

The episode was rated 7.12 from 171 votes.

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