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Episode 5 – Go Your Own Way

Friday, January 14th, 2011

In episode 5 we see Janet planning a tupperware party as Trina plans a benefit for a porn star who has found some legal trouble. Susan helps stuff envelopes for the benefit, and they begin to talk about the porn industry. A conversation ensues over whether or not the movie Deep Throat is art or smut.

Laurie runs in to her teacher on campus. Logan confesses to Laurie that he saw the teacher leaving her house. Laurie says he was just checking on her, but Logan mentions that men like him don’t keep teaching jobs for long. This evokes fear in Laurie.

Janet is working hard with the tupperware party when Trina shows up to offer apologies to Susan for the mild argument earlier over Deep Throat. She also drops off some research for her regarding the porn actor. Later Susan is reading through the material when Bruce comes home. Bruce points out that he is a porno actor, and Susan laughs this off, then feigns interest in seeing the move. He patronizes her by telling her she wouldn’t enjoy the movie, and declines an invitation to the benefit party. Susan decides to go to the movie anyhow.

After the movie, Janet is shocked that Susan went to see Deep Throat, and wonders aloud if anyone had seen her, showing the difference they have in their openness.

Bruce gets upset later when Susan announces she both saw the movie and plans on going to the party.

Episode 4 – Cabin Fever

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Episode 4 spices things up with all the relationships involved. Lauries crush on her teacher ends up in a kiss, and the teacher did not stop her. BJ and Samantha became closer, which sparked jealousy in Ricky who has had a crush on Samantha for a while. Susan opened up to the idea of open swinging. The Millers and the Deckers plan a weekend getaway to a cabin.

While at the cabin Trina and Susan discuss their first swinging experience while the guys go fishing. Susan confesses that she is curious, and that they have allowed for more honesty and openness. Trina agrees, and pipes in that this is the only way to be successful as a couple and as swingers.

Later inside, they are all laughing as they share the events of the day, and things get sexual. Tom mentions that there isn’t a lot of water for showers, and suggests that to make the most of it they should shower together. Everyone agrees, and Susan is about to start with Tom when Janet and Roger make a surprise appearance at the cabin.

Janet is hurt as she realizes they invited the Deckers when Janet and her husband cancelled. Trina and Tom offer to leave, when Susan says they can all stay. Janet is confused as to how the accommodations will work since it’s only a 2 bedroom cabin. Things at the cabin become uncomfortable quickly, as Janet and Trina both jockey for position as Susans better friend. Pot brownies get made, and a fight ensues over this. Trina decides to find some games, and she finds Twister.

Back at the house, Laurie is meeting with her teacher who has decided this is a bad situation. She slips him a note telling him to meet her at her house, where she has dinner and candles waiting.

Episode 3 – Double Exposure

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

By episode 3 the tension between Janet and Trina when it comes to Susan is palatable. Susan worries about the effect the whole thing has on her family, and decides to take her family to church. After attending church they run in to Janet and her husband. The tension is still there, and Susan tries to extend an olive branch asking Janet to plan a housewarming party for the couple. Janet accepts the offer and we can see her attitude softening a little.

Janet is in the midst of planning the party when Susan decides to cancel. At hearing how excited Janet is, she decides not to cancel the party. Janet finds BJ and Ricky with Playboys that were stolen. Janet comes down on the boys pretty hard, explaining that there are consequences to these things. Janet then gets upset that Bruce would have needed these magazines to begin with, and the issue of privacy and marriage is broached.

The housewarming party itself gets heated. Bruce has a video camera, and Janet and Trina have both planned games for the party. Trinas party games are slightly more sexual in nature. It ends up finishing with people ripping wallpaper off the walls, a project that was worked on earlier. Later on it comes out that the Millers and the Deckers had been intimate with one another, and Roger gets freaked out.

Laurie’s crush on her teacher continues, and BJ and Samantha continue to have a strained and typical age appropriate relationship.

Episode 2 – Love Will Find a Way

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

In episode 1 you learn that the Millers new neighbors are more open with their sexuality than the Millers have been. They decide to go ahead and try out swinging for the first time to see what it’s about. While the Millers enjoyed their experience with the Deckers, they decide not to do this often.

In the opening of episode 2 Trina shows up at the door naked as Tom comes in to rub on Janet. We see Janet wake up as this is nothing more than a fantasy.

Susan Millers old friend and neighbor, Janet, starts to distance herself from Susan. Susan struggles with this. While the move wasn’t a large one, it was enough to make it appear as though Susan has changed, and Janet doesn’t handle this well. While this conflict is going on, Susan and Trina Decker are becoming closer and closer.

As the Millers spend more time with the Deckers, the Miller children start to feel neglected. We see them unpacking boxes and scrounging through the fridge for breakfast as the Millers are next door.

Laurie continues to fantasize about her summer school teacher. BJ’s fascination with Samantha grows, and they end up on a camping trip. However, BJ’s friend Ricky tags along and ruins the mood.

Bruce’s career continues to move forward as he is able to steal a big client from a competitor.

The war is also mentioned as we find out that Samanthas mom is dating a man named Stu. Samantha’s dad gad gone to Vietnam, and only his wedding band returned.

Episode 1 – Swingtown Pilot

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Swingtown was a television show that aired on CBS for a single season. It took place in the 70s, and was billed as a drama. The show itself was about the swinging revolution in American suburbs. The basic premise for the show revolved around a more liberated sexual society and the impact it could have on families.

Bruce and Susan miller, along with their children Laurie and BJ move to a suburb of Chicago. They meet their neighbors, Tom and Trina Decker, and become fast friends. It doesn’t take long for the Millers to learn of the Deckers open marriage.

In the pilot episode all the characters are introduced, and a little bit of background is given. The year is 1976 and everyone is celebrating the bicentennial. They are quickly welcomed in to the neighborhood and learn of their neighbors open views on marriage. In the pilot episode Bruce and Susan are invited over to participate in a swinging experience with the Deckers.

As side plots, the teenage daughter Laurie is dating a boy that is a drug user, but she is more attracted to a teacher. BJ meets a neighbors girl that is closer to his age, and quickly becomes fascinated with her mysterious ways.

Conflict with their old neighbors, who they wanted to remain friends with, starts to show up as well. There is a marked contrast between what was a good relationship with their old friends, and the relationship their new neighbors are interested in. Even though the move only took them a few blocks, it seems worlds apart from where they were.