Bring back Swingtown!
As a failed TV series that only lasted thirteen episodes, this lovely show died an unfortunate early death. Maybe I’m just biased because it was set in the 1970s, but honestly, the acting was solid, the music was amazing, the cast was strong, the writing was good, and the clothes—holy.
To some, the series may have only been a little slice of television fluff, but it really pulled at my heart.
The subject matter: Swingtown dealt with marriage in a way that was both raw and honest, the likes of which I haven’t really seen since. It may have looked a little more Wonder Years than Mad Men, but the wonderful, relatable sore spots were still there.
I still want Trina Decker for a friend. She always said just the right thing, her open mind is refreshing, and I would love to go through her closet. Here are some salvaged screen shots of the incredible vintage on the show: