Home Sweet Home
Matt Roush says...
Think of this as Family (as opposed to Wife) Swap. From executive producer Ava DuVernay (Selma), this uplifting reality show bills itself as a “social experiment” where two very different families of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds move into each other’s homes for several days, meeting friends and family members while being schooled on their specific familial routines and customs. The opener introduces the Wixx family (Black and proudly queer, with two moms, adorable twins and grounded in spiritual though not traditionally religious practices) and the Vasilious (traditional Greek Orthodox Christian family of six) as they open their hearts and minds to new perspectives, especially father Nick Vasiliou, once he realizes this new home lacks a conventional male role model. “They don’t need a dad? That’s a tough pill to swallow.” They all meet at the end with a friendly group dinner, and it couldn’t be sweeter.