"The problem here is a totalitarian uniformity, a cult-like mentality such that even allies are enemies if they fail to follow the Exact Party Line. " - Phyllis Chesler

Thursday, June 5, 2008

That Assinine Swinger Show

All I have to say about this pathetic new show is that DTM must be in hog heaven. The idea of the show makes my stomach crawl. But if you have discovered my blog DTM let's just be clear...at least THOSE people were honest and upfront about what they were doing unlike you and that horrible horrible seduction cult you belong to.

5 comments:

Gypsy said...

Oooh...I'm not really sure what this is about but it doesn't sound good.

Drowsey Monkey said...

That was the dullest show I've ever watched. And it was about swinging, LOL. I think it would have been better had they not had them sleep with them in the first episode...how realistic is that? And my sister was newly married at that time, the clothes, hair, etc ... it wasn't accurate.

Besides all that. It was a boring as watching paint dry. As for people who partake ... hey, whatever turns your crank providing you're not hurting anyone, including yourself. It's not for me. And I find it hard to believe that the new couple in the neighbourhood would spontaneously become swingers after 1 day, lol. Dumb.

Lauren said...

Gypsy, I can't say much for the show since I could NOT bring myself to watch it.

Drowsey, Thank you for the report. I hope most agree with you.

Sadly though even if we say "each to their own", the truth is that this type of behavior hurts people, period. There are no winners, someone will always feel left out, jealous, hurt etc...it's a utopian idea that we can only experience joyous fun feelings without the flip side. It's just not how life works or is supposed to either.

As with my personal experience, there was no honesty about this and so it really angered and hurt me to be lied to when I was so clear about what I wanted and what I would not be interested in. I was never told about his lifestyle and had to put the pieces together, going on my gut instinct which was correct. But well, that is the past.

Malcolm said...

I finally got around to watching "Swingtown". On a 10 scale, I'd give it a 6 or 7. Although the episode held my attention for the most part, it probably would have engaged me more had I seen previous installments.

I thought it did a fairly good job of recreating the fashions/hairstyles of the era. It was much better than a show like "Happy Days" which, after its first few seasons, quit trying to accurately depict the fashions of the late 50s/early 60s.

The swinging aspect of "Swingtown" wasn't a major element in the episode I saw. Instead it mainly focused on one character's efforts to move up the corporate ladder and the changing roles of women in American society as well as the workplace.

Because of declining ratings, "Swingtown" probably won't be around much longer. However, I do give the producers credit for trying something different.

The Rev (don't ask LOL) said...

Lauren, I believe I can appreciate your feelings on this as I suspect that you somehow were invloved with someone a little less than open and up-front you and I am truly sorry for that. However, I also believe it's pretty bold of you to make a blanket statement to the effect that there are no winners in a swinging relationship. I personally know many couples who have been in that lifestyle for for 15+ years. If there were no winners and someone is always going to feel "left out, jealous", etc., how you can you explain the longevity of any relationship of couples involved in that lifestyle?

Quite to the contrary, it's much more utopian to expect human beings to mate and be monogamous for a lifetime. Kudos to those who can are be happy with it but, I couldn't do it. Ergo, rather than cheat, I prefer swinging. At least everyone involved knows what's going on.

But then, that's just my brief opinion and we all know about opinions.

btw- may i inquire as to what "seduction cult" you were referring to?

Rev