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Agent Richard07 June 11 2012 03:18 PM

The All-New DALLAS!
 
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Dallas returns to television with 10 new episodes. The show is a continuation of the
original series and features both new and returning cast members. The first two
episodes will air on Wednesday, June 13th on TNT in the U.S. and on Bravo in Canada.

Official Website | IMDb page | Wikipedia Entry

startrekwatcher June 11 2012 04:18 PM

Re: The All-New DALLAS!
 
I'm actually warming up to the idea of this new series. I'm not big on updates--I don't think you can ever go back and in general I think shows should not be resurrected or rebooted--however this one does sound like the writers might have learned a few lessons--namely JR, Sue Ellen and Bobby aren't going to be just props to lure old fans into the fold--rather according to interviews they'll be as much a part of the cast as the new people.

On the otherhand I'm not impressed with the two young guys playing John Ross and Christopher--I'm afraid they are going to be the weak links and with such important roles that could torpedo the show for me.

Hopefully it'll be just as wickedly delightful in its over-the-top plotting, scheming and back-stabbing as the original--there hasn't been a solidly good nighttime soap in more than a decade.

Admiral2 June 11 2012 06:44 PM

Re: The All-New DALLAS!
 
I just wanna see my man JR be his usual evil self. Larry Hagman's getting up there in years. I hope he can match his old energy.

lennier1 June 11 2012 07:32 PM

Re: The All-New DALLAS!
 
Will these new guys even stand a chance once Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy have warmed up enough to be back in character?

J.T.B. June 11 2012 07:42 PM

Re: The All-New DALLAS!
 
I pretty much lost interest with Dallas around the time Jim Davis died. This won't change that, but it would be cool if they did something with Susan Howard (the first female Klingon!).

Justin

Admiral2 June 11 2012 07:49 PM

Re: The All-New DALLAS!
 
Quote:

lennier1 wrote: (Post 6481753)
Will these new guys even stand a chance once Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy have warmed up enough to be back in character?

Jordana Brewster maybe, but the two guys look too metrosexual to compete with two legendary battling Texas Oilmen.

Temis the Vorta June 11 2012 08:00 PM

Re: The All-New DALLAS!
 
It's just a short run, something like 6 episodes for this season, so I'll give it a shot. Let's see if the younguns can measure up to the old farts.

OmahaStar June 11 2012 10:21 PM

Re: The All-New DALLAS!
 
Quote:

Temis the Vorta wrote: (Post 6481996)
It's just a short run, something like 6 episodes for this season, so I'll give it a shot. Let's see if the younguns can measure up to the old farts.

10 episodes.

I'm looking forward to it. Growing up, my extended family would all gather at my grandparents' house and watch Dallas and Knots Landing as a family. I have such great memories of curling up with a blanket and watching JR scheme while surrounded by my loved ones - many of whom are no longer with us.

I got the chance to meet Mr. Hagman two years ago, and talked with him briefly, it was like I was talking with my own childhood.

I'm thrilled they have so many returning actors from the original series - Charlene Tilton, Ken Kercheval (sp?), Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, and Patrick Duffy right off the top of my head, possibly others.

Can't wait for Wednesday night.

Mr. Laser Beam June 11 2012 10:23 PM

Re: The All-New DALLAS!
 
So have they given up on an actual reboot, like what was being planned a while back (reportedly involving John Travolta and J-Lo)?

OmahaStar June 11 2012 10:49 PM

Re: The All-New DALLAS!
 
Indeed. This is a continuation of the previous series (and movies), set "today" (as in, 2012).

Mr. Laser Beam June 11 2012 10:51 PM

Re: The All-New DALLAS!
 
Good. No Hagman, no JR.

Although Connor Trinneer would be almost as good.

RJDiogenes June 11 2012 11:13 PM

Re: The All-New DALLAS!
 
I was never a huge Dallas fan, but I watched from time to time (especially when Jenilee Harrison was on). I like that it's a continuation and not a re-boot. But the new characters all look like models (very metrosexual, as stated above). The original cast were all attractive, but they had individuality and identity.

J.T.B. June 11 2012 11:25 PM

Re: The All-New DALLAS!
 
Quote:

OmahaStar wrote: (Post 6483130)
I'm thrilled they have so many returning actors from the original series - Charlene Tilton, Ken Kercheval (sp?), Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, and Patrick Duffy right off the top of my head, possibly others.

Steve Kanaly too, it looks like.

Worf2DS9 June 12 2012 03:59 AM

Re: The All-New DALLAS!
 
I never watched Dallas originally (I did watch Knots Landing & Falcon Crest tho), but I will give this a look for curiosity's sake at least.

RandyS June 12 2012 04:00 AM

Re: The All-New DALLAS!
 
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RJDiogenes wrote: (Post 6483496)
I was never a huge Dallas fan, but I watched from time to time (especially when Jenilee Harrison was on). I like that it's a continuation and not a re-boot. But the new characters all look like models (very metrosexual, as stated above).

Yet another reason I no longer watch TV, except for Clone Wars, and I usually wait for the DVD's.

Which is what I might do with this new Dallas. I loved the old one, but I still believe it went on about eight years too long. I can't see what this new version would accomplish other than beating a dead horse.

Still, I've been wrong about a show before. maybe this will surprise me.


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