A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
If this show is to be believed, sex pervades every daily human experience. Characters' flaws and foibles are played for laughs in typical sketch-comedy style.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Virtually every scene delves into the characters' sexual idiosyncracies. Non-stop suggestive talk and innuendo.
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"S--t" (unbleeped) and other, milder words ("damn," etc.).
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Social drinking. In one episode, a teacher attempts to seduce her student with alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this saucy British sketch comedy series revolves around a group of recurring, very dysfunctional characters and their sexual issues, which range from a woman marrying a closeted homosexual to a teacher who comes on to one of her students. Language goes mostly uncensored ("s--t" is unbleeped), and innuendo is constant. Overall, it's ribald, racy, and not for kids.
Is It Any Good?
While adults may be able to appreciate Swinging for the ironic spectacle that it is, the constant barrage of sexual content might be too much for all but the most mature teens. Some of the vignettes might even be considered emotionally distressing; in one episode, a girlfriend asks her husband -- who's admiring a female bartender -- if he finds her attractive. "No, you're attractive," he says. "She's stunning." Ouch.
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