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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 Roger Thompson (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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 Kenneth Porter (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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29 July 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Swingtown is a brave, entertaining, and fresh series. It is good to see something that takes its audience seriously and that is not filled with violence. The cast makes a wonderful job of bringing the good script to life and in the hands of the professional production design from the 70s this series is a good example of American drama when it's really great. I really like the dialog and the way everyone looks and acts. The sexual revolution is something that American TV very seldom dares to explore. In this series it does it with much charm and entertainment value but at the same time it have a good story to tell. I also like thats it tells the story of two generations at the same time. The production values and the acting are all tom notch. Coming from Europe I don't know why there are so much fuzz over this series in America. The story is not at all controversial - it's just a very good TV-drama with a twist. See it!


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