Swingtown : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 5, 2008
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 112 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 112
  2. Negative: 13 out of 112

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  1. ChrisJ.
    Jul 6, 2008
    2
    Other than the excellent capture of the 70's, swingtown is a ghastly show. Everything about this show reeks. The story is dull and cliched. The characters are boring, everyone of them I wish to die. I can't stand to see my Tv insulted by something like this show.
  2. MF
    Jun 6, 2008
    2
    could have been good if it portrayed those NOT interested in it as normal too. Instead the monogamous couple are portrayed as too emotionally needy instead of comfortable enough to resist the lifestyle. Too skewed a perspective, and unbelievably cheesy.
  3. T.J.E.
    Jun 6, 2008
    0
    CBS's last gasp: it has prostituted itself with toxic waste. Vomitting in public was once considered a poor form of self-expression. CBS has resurrected public vomit, that vile bile and indigestible rot from the pit of one's gut, with it's pilot, Swingtown. Swingtown features empty characters, decadent lives and moral depravity. Sheer self-involvement and selfishness reign CBS's last gasp: it has prostituted itself with toxic waste. Vomitting in public was once considered a poor form of self-expression. CBS has resurrected public vomit, that vile bile and indigestible rot from the pit of one's gut, with it's pilot, Swingtown. Swingtown features empty characters, decadent lives and moral depravity. Sheer self-involvement and selfishness reign across current media. If it weren't so damaging to family values, Swingtown would be laughable. Like many of CBS's other shows, Swingtown lacks depth, real humor or insight. It's a shame to squandered real cash on such a dismal pilot to again show the world that the USA is a material, sex obsessessed, heathen nation. No revelations here. This show is worse that 2 and a half Men and That Seventies Show. Trash. Trash. Trash. Expand
  4. BettinaC.
    Jun 6, 2008
    0
    I have no interest in watching this show. This show should not be aired at all. It's pathetic and it perpetuate the immorality of that era. It is also sending a wrong message to the future our children.
  5. RB.
    Jun 6, 2008
    1
    I am really disappointed at cbs. Young people who watch this have no idea what it was like in the 70's. The show left it as it was ok and made a marriage better to have sex outside of marriage . Doesn't the network know people don't want to see this. This should be on hbo or showtime, or not at all. Our kids don't have a chance to learn good morals, do they?
  6. BT.
    Jun 16, 2008
    1
    Very Dull and Slow.
  7. RachelD
    Jul 24, 2008
    0
    Um.... well where to start. Perverted, gross, pointless, not funny, same thing over and over again. goodness I was sooooo bored watching it. And they dropped moonlight for this peice of ****. Wow.
Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    70
    The relative tameness of Swingtown makes the unease it provokes more inviting: You tune in to see the bodies and stick around for the minds.
  2. It has one thing going for it--the essential thing. That is, deft writing that yields the kind of suspense that causes people to want to know what comes next. That's no small achievement for a series whose characters are so entirely devoid of, yes, character--or anything resembling an interesting thought.
  3. Even skillful performances by its largely unknown cast aren't able to hide the lack of character development and the sense that the people in this series are almost self-parodies.