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Desperate Housewives meets Mad Men in this sex-obsessed drama about the swinging 70s – it's definitely a guilty pleasure

Welcome to Chicago in July 1976 and the splendid suburban home of luxuriantly coiffured and moustachioed airline pilot Tom and his beautiful wife Drina. Tom and Drina are swingers: committed to spreading the word about the whole new universe of sexual freedoms out there. They even have a sex dungeon in the basement ("Down the hall, second door on the left,") should anyone feel in the mood for group sex during one of their many pool parties, and where we glimpse some artfully coy writhing limbs in the pilot episode of this 2008 Us drama.

This is a world where, when an attractive man and woman are in the same room together, it would almost be a crime not to have sex. And it's into this world that their new neighbours, hitherto all-American suburbanites »

- Maxton Walker

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