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Old June 15 2012, 10:41 PM   #65
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Re: The All-New DALLAS!

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
Watched the rest of the 2nd ep, hey it got better. But add Linda Grey to the "can't act any more" column with Patrick Duffy. Both of them seem very out of practice.

The way she's playing Sue Ellen is way too spacey, bug-eyed and drugged out for her to be a convincing gubernatorial candidate, even in Texas. I dimly recall Sue Ellen always being like that, but if she's become a force in politics, she had to have modified her behavior to fit her new career just to avoid scaring potential backers, nevermind voters. Yet another element that doesn't add up.

My biggest beef is the same with the original. Didn't feel too much like it was set in Texas.
From what I can tell, it looks like they're shooting in Texas this time. The flat plains/green grass/oak trees combo doesn't look very Californian to me.

As for the scene with Ann, I wondered if she'd shot the guy in the back while fleeing, would that be okay by Texas law? Sure looked like she was thinking about it.

The external locations are, but according to Texas Monthly, very little is being shot in Dallas. The production company made the city cough up about $300k to update their studio and yet they're bringing very little filming related revenue because they rarely film in the state.

Course, we have the state legislature to blame for part of that. They wouldn't pass a competitive film incentive package, so lots of productions are leaving the state.

Texas has a pretty generous form of the Castle doctrine, but if she shot him in the back as he fled, that's not going to allowed by the courts. But I'm sure the family could pay off the judge.
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