Monday, April 14, 2008


CBS is beginning to promote a new show, Swingtown, from the director of "Big Love" and "Rome." The pilot is May 29th. My intuition tells me that this cannot work in a country as repressed and hypocritical as ours, but wtf, Big Love, Weeds, Six Feet Under, Dexter, etc etc might just as well be evidence that we can handle a show about alternative lifestyles. As long as its not another "Ice Storm" I'll be happy. What kinda bugs me is that its set in the 1970s. Placing it at a historical remove is logical, but it might also open up some room for denial. And derision. I wonder if they need technical support with the writers . . .

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