- 1 Season
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.