Swingtown Review, by Tom Shales of Washington Post

Pop an eight-track cartridge into the tape player, snap open a can of Tab cola, fire up the gas-greedy Cadillac convertible and head on down to "Swingtown," which is the title of a new CBS drama series and the nickname for the Chicago suburb where all kinds of changes are taking place.

It's tempting to compare the series to ABC's continuing if confounding serial "Desperate Housewives," but this isn't about desperate housewives -- it's more like "Desperate Everybody." As the series begins tonight, it's July 2, 1976, and the folks of Swingtown are celebrating the Bicentennial in their own pleasure-seeking, mildly patriotic and semi-perverse ways.

To read the rest of this review, visit Washington Post:

Sex and the Suburb: '70s Lust on CBS's 'Swingtown'


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