I think that's the big difference between the J.R./Bobby rivalry on the original series and the John Ross/Christopher rivalry on the new series. You watched with fascination as J.R. rolled out his latest crooked scheme, but you also cheered when Bobby came along to self-righteously slap him down. When Christopher tries to do it to John Ross, he just comes across as a whiner. Maybe it's a testament to the on-screen acting skills and off-screen friendship between Hagman and Duffy that they were able to play off each other so well for 13 years. I think Josh Henderson's John Ross is growing into a worthy successor to J.R., but Jesse Metcalfe's Christopher leaves a lot to be desired.