Swans Crossing

(ended 1992)



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Swans Crossing

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"Welcome to the town of Swans Crossing, where everyone grew up believing that the sun never set; rather, it was put into the family vault for the night." -- Mayor Rutledge, episode one Swans Crossing follows the lives of twelve teenagers who reside in a fictional town called Swans Crossing. Sydney Rutledge (played by future mega-star Sarah Michelle Gellar, who went on to win an Emmy playing Erica Kane's daughter on "All My Children", as well as Buffy on "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer), ruled the town as the most popular girl, trying to keep her crush on Garrett Booth a secret from her disapproving mother, Mayor Rutledge. Then there was Mila Rosnovsky, movie star extraordinaire; Glory Booth, who wants to share her first kiss with J.T. Adams; Neil Awater, a genius who is all work; Callie Walker, an independent girl who lives aboard a submarine with her father; Jimmy Clayton, in love with motorcycles but also an older woman; Saja Decastro, spiritual leader; Owen Fowler, who loves writing and performing music with future singing sensation Sandy Swan; and troublemaking Nancy Robbins, who doesn't seem to be happy unless she is stirring up trouble for the other young wealthy youths in her orbit. Also in the cast was future Oscar winning actress Mira Sorvino, who played Saja's older sister and Jimmy's secret crush for a few episodes in the beginning of the series.moreless
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  • Swans crossing was young teen dream for many, well for me a guilty pleasure. You had some great characters, like Sydney(Sarah Michelle Gellar(love the **** and that hot Shane kid who starred in Airborne. Oooy gooey hotness at its finest. A true genius.moreless

    I use to watch this after school actually. I have though about it lately. I wish I could re-watch it. another 1 season hit wonder was my so called life (Jared Leto) YUMMY! loved that show too.

    Kinda crazy how some shows can be so influential. I mean I remember this show so much. I even had the action figures, yes they made swan crossing figures. I wish I still had them. I had the whole cast.

    I love the beauty in teenage soap like entertainment, it just makes you feel all warm a fuzzy inside. loves it :) xoxomoreless
  • Short lived teen soap.

    I loved Swans Crossing!

    Swans crossing was a short lived soap for teens. Some of todays popular stars got their start on this show.

    It dealt with lying, cheating, dancing, crushes, all the typical teen stuff except in was in total soap drama format.

    It is a shame it didn't last. I know it was lame, but aren't all soaps in general.

    I think that if something like this came out today now of days there rating would be through the roof.moreless
  • This was my guilty pleasure in th 7th grade...

    I remember being addicted to this show, and spending the summer between 6th and 7th grade on my family's couch every day at 2pm watching Swan's Crossing. I was in love with Shane McDermott (Garrett) and I would have given anything to be Glory Booth, even though she was Garrett's sister. I know I was almost devastated when it went off the air, but I tried to put it out of my mind. With things like 90210, it wasn't an impossible task. However, when i got to college, one of my friends had EVERY episode on tape at home and we promptly called her parents to send them to us and started a Swan's Crossing marathon shortly after. It was sooo amazing to see it again, and yes, it is straight cheese, but that is what I loved about it!moreless
  • Quirky teen-age sudser but kind of addicting!

    I saw this when it was first on back in 1992 and was instantly smitten with a then unknown Sarah Michelle Gellar as Sydney Rutledge. She was kind of a teen "Erica Kane". The show was a bit silly at times (mainly the whole Baldie storyline), not too much ever happened (the show was a whole 18 mins long without commercials!), and the characters never really evolved, however, you found you wanted to tune in to see what happened next (which was usually not much). It may sound like I would hate the show, but the actors were so darn likable you couldn't turn it off. I wrote a young Ms. Gellar a fan letter back in 1992 and got a personal reply, and later she sent another letter asking me to start a writing campaign to save the show. I have saved these, along with every episode on VHS transferred to DVD, so there must be something to it. "You gotta grow up sometime" as the theme song told us, but I feel it was more fun doing it watching this show.moreless
  • Nice try.

    This attempt to create a soap opera series that was like the proto-type to the now-a-days television soap called "Passions" was one of the most infuential shows for teenage day time drama.

    i think there needs to be more day time dramas about teenage life. Sort of like a daytime Degrassi soap opera show.