Swingtown

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  • TV-PG
  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (2,834)

Swingtown was a drama television series that aired on CBS in 2008. Set in the 1970s, the show explored the lives of three families in a suburban Chicago neighborhood who experiment with the swinging lifestyle. The show starred Molly Parker as Susan Miller, a housewife who begins to question her traditional values and sexuality when she and her husband Bruce (Jack Davenport) befriend their new neighbors Tom and Trina Decker (Grant Show and Lana Parrilla), who introduce them to the swinging lifestyle. As Susan becomes more involved in the Decker's sexual experimentation, she must navigate the consequences that arise from breaking social norms and exploring her desires.

Josh Hopkins played Roger Thompson, a high school history teacher who is drawn to the sexual freedom of the era, but struggles with his own insecurities and jealousy when his wife Janet (Miriam Shor) becomes interested in exploring outside their marriage. Meanwhile, their teenage daughter Laurie (Shanna Collins) is caught between the conservative values of her parents and the rebellion of her peers.

The show's depiction of the 1970s was a highlight, with attention paid to the music, fashion, and social changes of the era. The characters often dressed in colorful, polyester clothing, danced to disco music, and participated in key cultural moments such as Watergate and the feminist movement.

The show also tackled social and political issues of the time period, such as gender roles, sexual liberation, and the changing dynamics of marriage and relationships. Despite the controversial subject matter, Swingtown was praised for its intelligent writing, complex characters, and nuanced portrayal of the era.

Unfortunately, the show's ratings declined over the course of its first season, and it was not renewed for a second. Despite this, Swingtown continues to be appreciated by fans for its unique take on the era and its exploration of forbidden desires and societal boundaries.

Swingtown is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on June 5, 2008.

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Take It to the Limit
13. Take It to the Limit
September 5, 2008
The neighborhood couples confront relationship changing decisions during Trina and Tom's annual end of the summer clambake and key party.
Surprise
12. Surprise
August 29, 2008
A surprise party for Janet sparks shocking revelations between the neighbors.
Get Down Tonight
11. Get Down Tonight
August 15, 2008
Bruce and Susan enjoy a night of line dancing with Tom and Trina and Janet starts a temp job with a local newspaper.
Running on Empty
10. Running on Empty
August 8, 2008
Bruce insists the family head to the cabin for some time together, but Laurie has her own plans of meeting with Doug. Also, Janet and Roger seek advice from a therapist.
Swingus Interruptus
9. Swingus Interruptus
August 1, 2008
As Tom and Trina close their relationship, Bruce and Susan open a new door with Brad and Sylvia, but are interrupted by Laurie and Doug Stephens.
Puzzlerama
8. Puzzlerama
July 25, 2008
Trina plays host for a "Puzzlerama" party for Roger and Susan, Bruce and Melinda and Tom and Janet , in which mismatched couples must figure out the clues from the neighborhood's darkest secrets.
Heatwave
7. Heatwave
July 17, 2008
Trina, already bitter about Tom's affair, is left in the dark about his decision to throw a spontaneous pool party to beat the record high temperatures in Chicago. Meanwhile, Roger asks advice from Susan after being fired at work, and Bruce cozies up to a co-worker.
Friends With Benefits
6. Friends With Benefits
July 10, 2008
When Trina and a high school sweetheart relive some fond memories, it causes Tom to become jealous. Meanwhile, In an effort to boost Bruce's career, Susan attends a Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon, but it's Janet who makes an impression on the elite organization.
Go Your Own Way
5. Go Your Own Way
July 3, 2008
The star of a controversial film is given a fundraiser at Decker's home to help pay for his legal defense, which is attended by Bruce and Susan.
Cabin Fever
4. Cabin Fever
June 26, 2008
Susan invites the Deckers to join the Millers' in a two bedroom cabin when the Thompsons back out of the annual trip. The foursome get a shock when Janet and Roger make a last minute appearance, just as things were getting cozy. Meanwhile, Laurie invites Doug over for a dinner while her parents are away, and BJ, Samantha and Rick break in to the Deckers home and go swimming.
Double Exposure
3. Double Exposure
June 19, 2008
Susan asks for Janet's assistance in planning a house warming party in hopes of mending their damaged friendship, but Trina shakes things up when she adds guests to the list and a twist on fondue dipping.
Love Will Find a Way
2. Love Will Find a Way
June 12, 2008
Bruce celebrates a great day on the trading-room floor by attending a party with Susan and the Deckers at the Playboy Club; Janet entertains her new neighbors and realizes how important her friendship with Susan is.
Pilot
1. Pilot
June 5, 2008
Susan and Bruce have moved their family to Chicago to try to find a different, unique sense of community that they haven't felt yet. Little do they know, they've stepped into the world of swingers and the American sexual revolution.
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Where to Watch Swingtown
Swingtown is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Swingtown on demand at Amazon, Vudu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 5, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (2,834)