Swingtown: Season 1, Episode 11

Get Down Tonight (14 Aug. 2008)

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Susan and Bruce decide to spend some quality time together, but end up going to a disco club with Tom and Trina. Janet starts her secretary job while Roger tries to help out around the ... See full summary »

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Susan and Bruce decide to spend some quality time together, but end up going to a disco club with Tom and Trina. Janet starts her secretary job while Roger tries to help out around the house. Meanwhile, Roger puts a name to his feelings for Susan. Laurie spends her days with Doug, but looks for help from her father in studying for her driver's license. B.J. and Rick go on a double date with Sam and her cousin. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Get Down Tonight was another excellent episode of "Swingtown"
28 August 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

With the Beijing Summer Olympics over, I finally got to see the "Swingtown" episode that aired during the Opening Ceremonies. As Janet leaves for her first day at work as a typist, Roger is doing the household chores. A friend visits Tom and Trina with a proposal to invest in a new disco club he's opening. The Deckers are certainly willing to visit the new place. With all the crisis in their family, Bruce and Susan try to find some alone time together what with daughter Laurie trying to get some driving lessons with former teacher/now boyfriend Doug. Their other child B.J. gets invited by neighbor girl Samantha to come to her house to see visiting cousin Lisa. Miller boy Ricky initially refuses then he sees what Lisa looks like...That's all I'll mention here except I like the direction this episode went especially when Roger and Susan finally kissed. Sparks definitely flew there! There were also a couple of sweet ones between B.J. and Samantha especially in contrast to the disaster between Ricky and Lisa. And while part of me still feels some "ick" between Laurie and Doug, at least the scenes are shown with restraint. Of course, the fact that this is on network television may have something to do with that. Overall, this was another excellent episode of "Swingtown". I can't wait for the next one so until then...


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