Swingtown: Season 1, Episode 1

The Pilot (5 Jun. 2008)

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July 1976. Susan and Bruce Miller are moving their suburban family lives just a few blocks away, but the difference is enormous. Their new neighbors, the Deckers, who have an open marriage ... See full summary »

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July 1976. Susan and Bruce Miller are moving their suburban family lives just a few blocks away, but the difference is enormous. Their new neighbors, the Deckers, who have an open marriage and throw elaborate parties for other open-minded souls, mark a sharp contrast from their old neighborhood friends, the Thompsons. Also affected are the Miller children. Laurie has a stoner boyfriend but fancies her teacher more, and B.J. meets the mysterious girl next door. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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In the scene showing the Sears Tower you can see the twin antennas on the top of the building. The antennas were not added until 1982, but this show is set in 1976. See more »

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Susan Miller: Do you have any extra cardboard boxes in the back?
Frank: Ah, sure, Mrs. Miller, you want big? Small? Medium?
Susan Miller: Whatever you can spare. We're moving this weekend.
Janet Thompson: To a lakeside mansion.
Susan Miller: That's right, Frank, my butler will be doing shopping from now on.
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"Swingtown: The Pilot" got me really intrigued by episode's ending
30 June 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching "Swingtown: The Pilot" four weeks after it aired. The '70s setting intrigued me from the start along with all the free love and music that came with it. I'm surprised IMDb didn't also mention a couple of songs that played here as anachronisms: both Rita Coolidge's "Your Love is Lifting Me (Higher and Higher)" and Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way" came out the summer after the '76 one depicted here. While the three adult couples were the main focus, I was more intrigued by their teen offspring. There's also a woman who snorts coke and her daughter who is planning to run away. It took a while during the hour but by the end I was hooked. Bottom line, I liked this pilot episode of "Swingtown". I don't really feel like recapping here but I may when I watch the second episode so until then... P.S. CBS showed their old network promo of "Turn Us On, We'll Turn You On" before the program which was obviously a double entendre meant to raise a giggle though that slogan actually came from 1978.


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