3 June, 2008 by goodboysparky
Here’s a selection of reviews; links will be updated as they come. Please also see the post with links to previews.
In the interest of everybody’s sanity, I don’t link to 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.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Rob Owen
‘Swingtown’ isn’t just misguided because it’s on the wrong network
Toledo Blade – Mike Kelly
The Swinging 70s come to stodgy CBS
Sun Sentinel – Tom Jicha
CBS ‘Swingtown’ won’t rise your pulse
Philadelphia Daily News – Ellen Gray
‘Swingtown’ aims for shocking, doesn’t quite make it
Colorado Daily – TUBE: What would swingers do?
San Francisco Chronicle – Tim Goodmann
Deseret News – Scott D. Pierce
‘Swingtown’ is sexy, not good
Advocate.com – Kyle Buchanan
Do you swing?
TV Squad – Allison Waldman
Swingtown – An Early Look
Metromix – Michael O’Connell
‘The Ice Storm’ meets ‘Boogie Nights… on CBS?!
PalmBeachPost.com – Kevin Thompson
CBS Gets In The Swing Of Things With Wife-Swapping Drama ‘Swingtown’
The Canadian Press
CBS drama ‘Swingtown’: Swapping partners in the ’70s suburbs
TheDeadBolt.com – Brian Tallerico
The New Yorker – Nancy Franklin
That Seventies Show
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Joanne Weintraub
Vacillating over value of ‘Swingtown’
Detroit News – Mekeisha Madden Toby
Sex is CBS’ lure for ‘Swingtown’
New York Sun – Brendan Bernhard
This Isn’t Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood
Zap2It – Amy Amatangelo
Sex and Drugs on CBS? Oh My! A review of ‘Swingtown’
Hollywood Reporter – Barry Garron
Bottom Line: Into swapping? Then trade this ’70s show for one with depth and heat.