13 May, 2008 by goodboysparky
Here’s a selection of (p)reviews; links will be updated as they come.
In the interest of everybody’s sanity, I don’t link to (p)reviews written by people who start their articles with “I’m really not a prude, but…” or pompous upholders of moral values who spend their time bashing people who don’t share their own narrow-minded views, religion, colour of skin, political direction or sexual orientation. If the institution of marriage is at risk because of a TV show on CBS, something must be wrong with said institution rather than with the TV show. Just saying. And no, I have no “obligation to show both sides” here. This blog is the Buckingham Palace, and I’m the Queen of England, so bugger off already, will you.
Las Vegas Review Journal – Christopher Lawrence
Provocative ‘Swingtown,’ with its ’70s feel, not just about sex
BaltimoreSun.com – Maureen Ryan
CBS pushes envelope; gets into ‘Swingtown’ of things
New York Magazine – John Leonard
Wife Swap: the Early Years
PressDemocrat.com – Bill Mann
Back to cheesy 70s in ‘Swingtown’
Denverpost.com – Joane Ostrow
Steamy ‘Swingtown’: It’s CBS gone wild!
A fascinating observation: most of the scathing (p)reviews like this one mention that the stars of ‘Swingtown’ are Molly Parker (Canada) and Jack Davenport (UK), while positive (p)reviews point out that Grant Show (USA) is putting the ‘swing’ into town. Heh!
The Oregonian – Jacqueline Cutler / Zap2It
Sex and the married swinger
South Bend Tribune – Jeremy Bonfiglio
CBS experiments with ‘Swingtown’
AdAge – Brian Steinberg
Love May Keep Us Together, but What Will Free Love Do?
OregonLive.com – Peter Ames Carlin
Swingtown’s 7’0s = Sex, Sideburns and Ironic Detatchment
Chicago Tribune/The Watcher Blog – Maureen Ryan
‘Swingtown’, sex and the suburbs: Winnetka writer brings risque business to CBS
Variety – Brian Lowry
Sioux City Journal – Bruce R. Miller (*cackle*)
‘Swingtown’ aint got that swing
(Bonus points for the musical reference)
Newsweek – Joshua Alston
Sex on TV: Was It Good For You?
(Why, yes, thanks for asking. I smoked a cigarette after each episode of ‘Coupling’.)
USAtoday.com – Gary Levin
Get down to ‘Swingtown’ in hedonistic ’70s
Los Angeles Times – Martin Miller
CBS goes inside the bedroom with 1970s sex-swap series ‘Swingtown’
Daily News – David Hinckley
Wives swap in the name of love
The Phoenix – Mike Miliard
Spirit of ’76
Sun-Sentinel.com – Jacques Steinberg/The New York Times
The sexual awakening of CBS
Salon.com – Heather Havrilesky
I Like to Watch
MyCentralJersey.com – Ava Gacser
Love thy neighbour: Classy drama “Swingtown” is a feast for the senses
FilmStew – Shelley Gabbert
Where’s The Remote?
TV Guide – Sharon Knolle
Swingtown Premiere Party Coverage
UnderGroundOnline – K. Thor Jensen
The New York Times – Jacques Steinberg
“Take My Wife. Please. I’ll Take Yours.
Boinkology -Richard Blakeley
“Won’t You Take Me To… Swingtown?
TIME Magazine – James Poniewozik
“Coming attraction: Swingtown”
Buzz Sugar: First Look -Swingtown On CBS