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Swingtown 

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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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Mike Kelley
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2008  
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Series cast summary:
Molly Parker ...  Susan Miller 13 episodes, 2008
Jack Davenport ...  Bruce Miller 13 episodes, 2008
Grant Show ...  Tom Decker 13 episodes, 2008
Lana Parrilla ...  Trina Decker 13 episodes, 2008
Miriam Shor ...  Janet Thompson 13 episodes, 2008
Shanna Collins ...  Laurie Miller 13 episodes, 2008
Britt Robertson ...  Samantha Saxton 13 episodes, 2008
Aaron Christian Howles ...  B. J. Miller / ... 13 episodes, 2008
Josh Hopkins ...  Roger Thompson 13 episodes, 2008
Michael Rady ...  Doug Stephens 13 episodes, 2008
Nick Benson ...  Rick Thompson 9 episodes, 2008
Kate Norby ...  Gail Saxton 6 episodes, 2008
Bob Ross ...  Kenneth Porter 6 episodes, 2008
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The summer of 1976, the Miller family relocates to a more affluent neighborhood in the North Shore, a suburban area of Chicago. Bruce is a futures trader working his way up in the business, married to Susan. Susan is a homemaker who got pregnant and married Bruce in high school. The couple have a teenage daughter, Laurie, and a young son Bruce Junior, nicknamed B.J. Tom and Trina are their new neighbors. Tom, an airline pilot, met Trina while she was a stewardess. Tom and Trina quickly befriend Susan and Bruce, and they just as quickly learn that Tom and Trina have an open marriage. The move strains Susan and Bruce's friendship with Roger and Janet, their more conservative neighbors and friends from their old neighborhood. They try to maintain their friendship with the Susan and Bruce, but Roger and Janet are appalled when they learn about Tom and Trina's marital arrangement. Roger and Janet have a son, Rick. Although the show mostly focuses on the three couples, their children's ...

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Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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That Lovin' Feeling Again
w/m Richard Levinson and Joel Wachbrit
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Swingtown is a true drama while remembering the 70s
18 July 2008 | by misse_nwSee all my reviews

I am hoping this one makes it. This show is pure entertainment, a nighttime soap. It deals with adult relationships and the issues of the 70s, which were a time of change. It has a cast which works and is believable, and it is also fun to see the decorating style and fashions I remember from my childhood.

It is a shame, but not a surprise, it is being challenged by conservatives, but their views do not reflect the whole story. Keep it at 10pm on Thursdays, and put the kids to bed. If it becomes too much for CBS to handle, I hope FOX or a cable channel will pick it up.

I'm ready for another drama to get into that is intelligent and well produced. Swingtown seems to have both so far. I am glad my friend pointed it out for me. Pass the word! Thank you.


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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Szvingerek See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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