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If you haven't caught it already, you need to head to CBS' webpage and catch their new show Swingtown. 

It's supposed to be a serial drama but I found it really funny as well.  From the directors of Big Love and Rome, it was pitched to HBO and Showtime but somehow ended up on boradcast television.

CBS' description of the show:
Swingtown traces two generations of friends and neighbors as they forge intimate connections and explore new freedoms during the culturally transformative decade of the 1970s. It portrays the ever-shifting “swing” of the pendulum that reflected the change in America's collective value system -- morally, politically and socially.   

After moving to an upscale lakeside Chicago suburb in July of 1976, Susan and Bruce Miller must confront temptation in the form of their provocative new neighbors, Tom and Trina Decker, while not abandoning their old friends Janet and Roger Thompson. As the adult couples evaluate whether to embrace or avoid newfound personal freedoms, the curious Miller and Thompson children begin to discover and assert their own morality and sexual identities as they come of age in a world on the precipice of change.  

In a shifting social climate -- defined by its music, fashion and style -- everyone in SWINGTOWN is confronted with personal choices, experimentation and varying attitudes.
It's worth watching for the seventies' style in clothes, in hair, in home furnishings; for Grant Show's smarm as the swinging pilot; for the old neighbor's uptight personality and envy.  Just really great TV, I hope it lasts.

Comments

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rubyprincess
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)
Girl are you aware of the brouhaha over on CC re: the new swinger(s) in town? A gal posted an anon thread re: swinging with her DH. Also, she posted a link to her swinging lifestyle swingerwife on blogspot and voila huge dramarama!!!
purplejuli
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
I've seen the stuff posted here and I saw her blog. I don't see the huge controversy, if that's what they want, more power to them.
rubyprincess
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
At first for me the appeal was the whole WHOA! aspect -- you gotta remember I've not seen a nekkid man in ages so it was pretty interesting to my completely unsexed self.

I think the whole bidness on CC has now become a sort of witchhunt to out the OP as a liar or bad parent.

Must say, it's given me something to read these past few days. It is good timing, what with the whole Swingtown thing being popular.

Doesn't anyone remember the Ice Storm and the key game?

purplejuli
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC)
It's all very salacious, isn't it?

I thought people had figured out who the poster was?

I know what the key game is but what's the Ice Storm?
rubyprincess
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
Some people had figured her out - guess not all.

Tons of traffic on the CC highway today, that's fosure!

The Ice Storm is a TERIFFIC movie -- you must see -- Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline, Tobey Maquire, Katie Holmes, Christina Ricci -- a few others -- came out I wanna say early 90's -- it's where I learned about the key game.
rubyprincess
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
Ice Storm summary
purplejuli
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Ice Storm summary
Wow, what a judgmental sounding movie! The book sounds good though. I may have to look for it on Paperback Swap.
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