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Swingtown: Season 1 (2008)



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


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A couple faces shifting sexual and social attitudes when they move to an upscale Chicago suburb in the 1970s, where open marriages are openly accepted.


Molly Parker
as Susan Miller
Jack Davenport
as Bruce Miller
Grant Show
as Tom Decker
Lana Parrilla
as Trina Decker
Miriam Shor
as Janet Thompson
Josh Hopkins
as Roger Thompson
Michael Rady
as Doug Stephens
Nick Benson
as Rick Thompson
Kate Norby
as Gail Saxton
Rick Peters
as Tony Mareno
Erin Daniels
as Sylvia Davis
Kyle Searles
as Logan Rhode
Mark Valley
as Brad Davis
Latarsha Rose
as Michelle
Romy Rosemont
as Dr. Gardner
Damon Carney
as Bud Green
Alexandra Leighton
as Cherie Hyatt
Rick D. Wasserman
as Harry Reems
James Thomas
as John Hyatt
Steve Seagren
as Mr. Malone
Jim O'Heir
as Mr. Stone
John Getz
as Steve Gilboy
John Posey
as Sullivan
Karina Logue
as Maggie Murphy
David Lowe
as Sleazy Guy
Kelsey Crane
as Estragon
Eric Tiede
as Delivery Guy
Robert Bagnell
as Paul Hincamp
Mandy Levin
as Martha Hincamp
Muna Otaru
as Vladimir
Robert Curtis Brown
as Airline Executive
Mary Strong
as Reporter
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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.

September 13, 2019 | Full Review…

["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.

September 13, 2019 | Full Review…

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

September 13, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

"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.

September 13, 2019 | Full Review…

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."

September 13, 2019 | Full Review…

[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.

September 13, 2019 | Full Review…

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