Sex, TV, and Actual Human Beings: “Swingtown” and “Secret Diary of a Call Girl”: The Blowfish Blog

Since so many of you responded to my “Sex and the City” review by asking what I thought of “Swingtown,” I thought I should oblige. (Hey, I’m always up for a good non sequitur…) I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog: a review of the show, with a review of a second show thrown in for good measure. It’s titled Sex, TV, and Actual Human Beings: “Swingtown” and “Secret Diary of a Call Girl”, and here’s the teaser:

To some extent, I’m reserving judgment on both shows. I’ve only seen a couple episodes of each, and it’s way too early to get into the serious socio- politico- sexual analysis of either one. But it’s not too early to say this: I’m watching. I’m curious. I care about the stories and the characters, and I want to see what happens next.

And that’s because the characters are — dare I say it? — human beings.

Which is an exciting new development in the relationship between alternative sex and television.

To find out more about these exciting new actual human beings, read the rest of the piece. Enjoy!


  1. says

    I tried “Swingtown.” I really did. But the 45 or so minutes of the pilot episode just bored me to tears. Not even the prospect of open marriage and Jack Davenport and the subtle attractive of the actress who plays Susan could save it for me.

  2. madaha says

    Do you watch British tv? I’d be interested to hear if you had any thought on Andrew Davies’ recent forays into Victorian and Hanoverian erotica.
    Tipping the Velvet (set in Victorian times, but a modern book)? Fanny Hill (actually written in the 18th cent)?
    (I definitely think they can get away with more over there)

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