Housebands is about four guys and their complacent attitudes towards life.
These stay-at-home husbands attempt to live up to what most millennial men would consider to be the best living situation ever: being married to a “sugar mama.” Even though each tries to work towards their own ideas of self-fulfillment with infinite time sprawled out before them, they end up lost and directionless. When their delicate balance is upset, they work diligently (and comically) to maintain their comfortable status quo.
Each of the guys spends a considerable amount of time defending themselves and their personal lives from each other to hide their own insecurities. Steve defends his poorly written screenplays, Tom defends his obsession with video games, Fred struggles with low confidence, and Bob covers up his fear of appearing weak by being overly critical of the others. However, in reality, Bob is a good husband and father.