Swingtown 1 Season 2008

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Season 1
(25) IMDb 7.8/10
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9. Swingus Interruptus TV-14 CC

Bruce and Susan open a new door with Brad and Sylvia, but are interrupted by Laurie and Doug Stephens.

Starring:
Molly Parker, Jack Davenport
Runtime:
41 minutes
Original air date:
August 2, 2008

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Swingus Interruptus

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Season 1

Customer Reviews

Like "Freaks & Geeks" - it's TOO good to be on television!
G. Chandler
Loved it when it first aired, and felt the same when watching it again.
Corinne Campbell
For once, we have a show that has a story line as well as a plot.
Cecilia A. Talley

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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By JGC on June 27, 2008
"Swingtown" is the best series television program that has been on American television in years and years. I cannot remember the last time I've watched a show that was so entertaining and funny and clever. A series like "Swingtown" restores my faith in broadcast network television which has otherwise gone to hell in a hand basket.

Truth be told, I never would have watched this show if none other than Grant Show were not staring in it. He's one of my favorite actors and he was on one of my favorite TV shows so I had a feeling that anything he would be in would at least be mildly fun to watch. But this show is way more than just a little fun. And, even if Grant weren't in it, I think I'd still enjoy it. But watching him is just icing on the cake. Doesn't he look so sexy with that mustache, too? In a recent TV Guide interview when asked about his new 70's appearance Grant said: It's a boom-chick-a-boom-boom mustache, that's for sure.

This is the main cast:
Grant Show / Tom Decker
Lana Parrilla / Trina Decker
Shanna Collins / Laurie Miller
Jack Davenport / Bruce Miller
Miriam Shor / Janet Thompson
Nick Benson / Roger Thompson

The show is basically about 3 very different families, living through the free-loving 70's in a suburb of Chicago. The Miller's are more or less your typical family. They moved to a nicer neighborhood with their children. And when they moved, they met Tom and Trina Decker. Tom and Trina are a little more adventurous and enjoy trying new things. Janet & Roger are the Millers' neighbors from their previous neighborhood who they were always very good friends with; however since the move the relationship has become to start getting strained for a variety of reasons.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By G. Chandler on July 27, 2008
This is the best TV series (show) I've seen on TV since "Freaks & Geeks" (which was SO good, it lasted only one season - how typical). I can't believe three people gave this only ONE star! It's just what American television needs right now - a fun, and honest show, that's not feminized nor politically correct! Yes, we used to have open sex (pre-aids), smoked a lot of pot, and even worse - cigarettes! For shame...the horror...

CBS must be given a lot of credit for creating, and airing such a bold and creative show. In a time when we're all being brainwashed by all the garbage, and untruths on TV, this must be hailed as the very best show in many years! And in true fashion, it will probably only last one, summer season. (Like "Freaks & Geeks" - it's TOO good to be on television!)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Cecilia A. Talley on July 17, 2008
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Swingtown is a great show. It is not suitable for children, so if you watch it make sure they are doing something else. For once, we have a show that has a story line as well as a plot. I get a good laugh out of Janet, that woman is completely clueless. I think it is great that the Miller's son is reaching out and being a friend to the girl whose mother is always drunk or high. Swingtown
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By pele5474 on August 9, 2008
If this had been called something like "Love Thy Neighbor" or less obvious about what *some* of the content was the controversy surrounding it would be much less. This show is smart, nostalgic and no it's not all about swinging for those who jump to the conclusion it is. The best thing is if you don't like it, guess what? Don't have to watch! Remotes really are handy, aren't they? They have gone to great lengths to make the songs, the clothes, the items around the house and every detail of the show authentic to 1976. We watch it for the nostalgia and the chemistry Tom and Trina have is amazing. Add to that the open exploration of Susan and Bruce (two adults who married young just like my parents) and the chipping away of the ice queen Janet and her goofy but loveable husband Roger and you have a great cast. Knowing how the history went back then leaves so much open for great storylines going into the 80's if the moral majority would get off their high horse and find something else to complain about. It's TV people, put your yapping into a cause that matters and if I hear the "kids shouldn't be seeing this" argument then I'd say if you were a good parent you wouldn't let your kids watch it. LONG LIVE SWINGTOWN!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ian stone on July 1, 2008
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I must admit when I saw the previews for Swingtown I thought it was a bit racy for tv.After a month ,and I havent missed a episode,its a really good show ,well written,its not all about the sex.Its a period peice of life in the seventiesI say Well Done.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 3, 2008
I haven't watched TV regularly in some time, maybe Sex and the City was the last show I didn't miss. But this show is a fun look at the swingin' 70s, and Grant Show is not to be missed in his role as airline pilot Tom Decker. This was before herpes, AIDS, DWI's, drug testing, and all the other modern dangers we face today. In a way, it was a more innocent (ignorant?) time. Anyway, this show is cheesy but enjoyable, much like the 70s themselves.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JGC on September 8, 2008
"Swingtown" is the best series television program that has been on American television in years and years. I cannot remember the last time I've watched a show that was so entertaining and funny and clever. A series like "Swingtown" restores my faith in broadcast network television which has otherwise gone to hell in a hand basket.

Truth be told, I never would have watched this show if none other than Grant Show were not staring in it. He's one of my favorite actors and he was on one of my favorite TV shows so I had a feeling that anything he would be in would at least be mildly fun to watch. But this show is way more than just a little fun. And, even if Grant weren't in it, I think I'd still enjoy it. But watching him is just icing on the cake. Doesn't he look so sexy with that mustache, too? In a recent TV Guide interview when asked about his new 70's appearance Grant said: It's a boom-chick-a-boom-boom mustache, that's for sure.

This is the main cast:
Grant Show / Tom Decker
Lana Parrilla / Trina Decker
Shanna Collins / Laurie Miller
Jack Davenport / Bruce Miller
Miriam Shor / Janet Thompson
Nick Benson / Roger Thompson

The show is basically about 3 very different families, living through the free-loving 70's in a suburb of Chicago. The Miller's are more or less your typical family. They moved to a nicer neighborhood with their children. And when they moved, they met Tom and Trina Decker. Tom and Trina are a little more adventurous and enjoy trying new things. Janet & Roger are the Millers' neighbors from their previous neighborhood who they were always very good friends with; however since the move the relationship has become to start getting strained for a variety of reasons.

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