Usually, when I post something under the banner "Get Active!" it's for something serious and/or dire. This time, I just want your help saving my favorite new show. I did this at the end of last season for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and this time it is for the CBS summer series, Swingtown.
I was interested in watching the first episode for the 70s time period, the early shots of the cast, and the naughty nature of the show. As it turns out, the naughtiness is just a sprinkling of spice onto a very well made drama. The acting is great, the attention to period detail is--for the most part--spot on, and the writing is engaging. It's sort of a family drama crossed with a bit of nighttime soap opera, and a dash of Desperate Housewives type comedy. In fact, the naughtiness--for all the attention it has gotten--rarely ever outpaces that show.
So, as I do far less frequently these days, I stayed with the program for its 13-episode run. CBS should get credit for running them all, even after a ratings plunge on Friday nights. Of course, that ratings plunge was CBS's fault for putting it onto Fridays in the first place.
All that said, petitions to save endangered shows rarely work. For every Jericho there is a Moonlight. The difference here is that there are rumblings that CBS is shopping Swingtown to other channels, including cable outlets where the storylines could get a little more spicy.
Read more here: Save Swingtown
Or, sign an online petition: Here.
And, I'm encouraged by this: Swingtown 1st Season on DVD