VIDEO: Swingtown's Grant Show (Interview)
Ex-Melrose Place hunk Grant Show whose horny pilot Thomas Dekker of porn-moustached species gets to do a bit of wife-swapping every Thursday night at 10pm (and not many CBS characters can say that!) recently sat down with TV Guide to talk about his adult summer drama "Swingtown". Plus my take on recent episodes.
The ratings for "Swingtown" keep on going south (the most recent episode lured only a little over 5.5 million viewers, down 3 million from the June 5 premiere), so I think it is safe to say that season 2 can now be ruled out. That is a shame because the show has actually become deeper and more compelling. Not to mention more entertaining.
Those who were shocked by the show's bold premise never watched. Those who expected Showtime-type shenanigans may have been disappointed. But the most recent episode (also the first post-strike episode, written and produced after that whole WGA chaos) may have been its best yet.
The characters have been given plenty of depth, especially the brilliant Miriam Shor's conservative housewife Janet Thompson, who came out of her rigid shell bonding with people we'd never thought she'd be able to relate to, while not compromising her own set of values. Also, is there another show where adults are rollicking fun and kids are a snoozefest? Oh... "Desperate Housewives"... Never mind...
Despite the drop in the ratings, "Swingtown" continues to deliver some of the best 18-49 demo ratings on a repeat-filled CBS summer schedule, so I do hope we at least get to enjoy this fun show in its entire albeit limited 13-episode run.
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