Swingtown (2008)

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As America celebrates its 200th birthday, two generations of friends and neighbors in a Chicago suburb explore new freedoms and seek connections with each other in the midst of the socio/sexual revolution.

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 Susan Miller (13 episodes, 2008)
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 Bruce Miller (13 episodes, 2008)
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 Tom Decker (13 episodes, 2008)
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 Trina Decker (13 episodes, 2008)
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 Janet Thompson (13 episodes, 2008)
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 Laurie Miller (13 episodes, 2008)
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 Samantha Saxton (13 episodes, 2008)
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 B. J. Miller / ... (13 episodes, 2008)
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 Doug Stephens (13 episodes, 2008)
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 Rick Thompson (9 episodes, 2008)
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 Gail Saxton (6 episodes, 2008)
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As America celebrates its 200th birthday, two generations of friends and neighbors in a Chicago suburb explore new freedoms and seek connections with each other in the midst of the socio/sexual revolution.

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A fair snap shot of the 70's
6 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having watched the pilot last night, I think it was a fairly accurate depiction of how some lived in the pre AIDS-war on drugs-political correctness era. Bruce and Susan Miller are a reasonably happy married couple with 2 teenage kids. Moving to a more affluent neighborhood, that are quickly greeted by Tom and Trina Decker who live across the street and invite the Millers to a party the next night (July 4th 1976) Arriving at the party with their former neighbors, Robert and Janet Thomson in tow, they come to realize that Tom and Trina are dedicated to the swinging lifestyle. Having walked into a room where an orgy was going on, Janet (who really needs to lighten up)gets in a huff about it and insists on leaving. Conversally Bruce and Susan are curious and elect to stay. Parents take note: Although there is nothing graphic here, it is network TV after all, this is not for kids. Aside from the sex, drug use is rampant. It might be good discussion material for an older teen but IMO not younger than 16 at least. Good score of vintage music. Didn't notice any out of time props(Like Mad Men). Costumes appropriate to the time. Some rough edges in storyline execution, but worth checking out. Just as not everyone was into swinging, this show's not everyones' cup of tea I'm sure, but I enjoyed it.


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