Swingtown: Season 1 (2008)


Season 1
Swingtown

Critics Consensus

An intriguing premise with unfortunately basic characters, Swingtown isn't as exciting or provocative as it promises to be.

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Critic Ratings: 35

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 5, 2008
2
Air date: Jun 12, 2008
3
Air date: Jun 19, 2008
4
Air date: Jun 26, 2008
5
Air date: Jul 3, 2008
6
Air date: Jul 10, 2008
7
Air date: Jul 17, 2008
8
Air date: Jul 24, 2008
9
Air date: Jul 31, 2008
10
Air date: Aug 8, 2008
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Critic Reviews for Swingtown Season 1

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (24)

Given time to get over itself, "Swingtown" might even grow into something worthy of adult attention. For now, though, I'd stick with "Wife Swap" on ABC.

Sep 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Swingtown's opening hour falls well short of exciting any senses.

Sep 13, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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"Swingtown" suffers from the broadcast network mandate of having to be as accessible to as many people as possible, and so it has to mark all its period references and thematic observations with a yellow highlighter.

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Sounds highfalutin' but it plays more like a soap. Judging by the pilot, there's not nearly as much savvy commentary here about feminism or sexual awakening as there is in AMC's "Mad Men."

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[Mike] Kelley's fascinating concept - the personal and sexual politics of an open marriage - is stifled by CBS prime-time superficiality and an inability to intimately explore intimate subject matter.

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["Swingtown" is] CBS' laughable attempt to dive into the 1970s fad of spouse-swapping, which manages to be about as sexy and provocative as a bunion.

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As a summer series, Swingtown was fine, passing the time until the fall series return. But except for a few rare occasions, it rarely elevated beyond that.

Sep 13, 2019 | Rating: 6.8/10 | Full Review…

"Swingtown" is hardly worth getting feverish over.

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"Swingtown" isn't just misguided because it's on the wrong network. The show's bigger problem is that the resident "squares" are much more interesting characters than the swingers at the core.

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At best, Swingtown seems to aspire to be something of a cross between Ang Lee's... The Ice Storm and Richard Linklater's... dramedy Dazed and Confused, but it's a little too low-rent and cheesy to pull that off.

Sep 13, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Swingtown, at least in its opening hour, is a smoothly executed, coolly nonjudgmental soap opera about middle-class married life in an era of sexual experimentation.

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Swingtown doesn't promise anything as era-probing as Mad Men.

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