My kinda Swingtown
I wonder if this new American docu-drama will make it across the Atlantic later this year and be as successful as Lost
or Desperate Housewifes
is set in the socially and sexual revolution of 1970's and premieres on CBS Thursday and is expected to turn a few heads."Viewers can expect to see the following scenes in the first episode: a ménage à trois; a high school junior smoking pot and later flirting with her English teacher; the flagrant enjoyment of quaaludes and cocaine; and the sight of the neighborhood scold unwittingly stumbling upon a groaning and slithering orgy. "Why don’t you kick your shoes off, Mom, and join the party?" is how a middle-aged participant, clad only in mutton chops, says hello."
Firstly network television is not where this kind of show gets aired, HBO is the place for anything the older and more religious demographic don't want to see, and secondly it is based on the exploits of a family who live in the posh and leafy Chicago suburb of Winnetka
, on the north shore.
Swingtown is written and produced by Chicagoan Mike Kelley and was inspired by his parents love of experiementing in the 1970's. In the show the Millers move into a ritzy Chicago suburb, make some new friends and discover a seedy alluring side to life that they never knew existed. Watching the promotional clip on You Tube
, it looks very promising but not quite how I remember Catford being in the 70's!