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March 8, 2009 | Jon Caramanica
"Wife Swap" (ABC, 8 p.m. Friday) relies on a belief in the power of domestic diplomacy, an acknowledgment on the part of parents committed to their household customs that there may in fact be other options and that dialogue is better than resistance. But like all negotiations between sovereign nations with competing ideals, goodwill is not always the prime motivator or the most effective one.
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March 8, 2009 | Jon Caramanica
"Wife Swap" (ABC, 8 p.m. Friday) relies on a belief in the power of domestic diplomacy, an acknowledgment on the part of parents committed to their household customs that there may in fact be other options and that dialogue is better than resistance. But like all negotiations between sovereign nations with competing ideals, goodwill is not always the prime motivator or the most effective one.
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July 11, 2004 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
Wife swap! The phrase conjures up images of an X-treme, "Hite Report"-era "Temptation Island," a televised swingers' slumber party starring Elliott Gould. Cue the groovy sitar music. Luckily, the actual TV series "Wife Swap" is nothing of the sort. ABC's upcoming sitdoc, based on a British series of the same name, owes more to Frederick Wiseman than Frederick's of Hollywood. "Wife Swap" is a fascinating, semibewildered exploration of modern-day housewifery, in all its inherent contradiction.
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September 26, 2004 | Meghan Daum, Special to The Times
According to the publicity for "Wife Swap," the new ABC reality show premiering Wednesday and based on the British hit of the same name, "never before has a reality series taken such an honest inside look at the American Family." Though "honesty" is debatable on reality TV -- just how many of those reaction shots actually correspond with what's happening at the moment? -- "Wife Swap" does allow a provocative glimpse inside two U.S.
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September 26, 2004 | Meghan Daum, Special to The Times
According to the publicity for "Wife Swap," the new ABC reality show premiering Wednesday and based on the British hit of the same name, "never before has a reality series taken such an honest inside look at the American Family." Though "honesty" is debatable on reality TV -- just how many of those reaction shots actually correspond with what's happening at the moment? -- "Wife Swap" does allow a provocative glimpse inside two U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2004 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
Wife swap! The phrase conjures up images of an X-treme, "Hite Report"-era "Temptation Island," a televised swingers' slumber party starring Elliott Gould. Cue the groovy sitar music. Luckily, the actual TV series "Wife Swap" is nothing of the sort. ABC's upcoming sitdoc, based on a British series of the same name, owes more to Frederick Wiseman than Frederick's of Hollywood. "Wife Swap" is a fascinating, semibewildered exploration of modern-day housewifery, in all its inherent contradiction.
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