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Old October 25 2012, 05:00 AM   #406
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Re: The All-New DALLAS!

So does the new show correctly portray the Ewings as oil-baron scumbags, as all such are?
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Old October 25 2012, 05:31 AM   #407
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Re: The All-New DALLAS!

^^ All expect Bobby.
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Old October 25 2012, 09:58 PM   #408
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Ian Keldon wrote: View Post
So does the new show correctly portray the Ewings as oil-baron scumbags, as all such are?
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^^ All expect Bobby.
Now THAT is a typo!
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Old November 24 2012, 04:58 AM   #409
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Sad news! Larry Hagman has passed away.
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Old November 24 2012, 06:08 AM   #410
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Just saw this.
An icon. Irreplaceable.
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Old November 24 2012, 06:42 AM   #411
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Re: The All-New DALLAS!

I have to say, even with his recent health problems, I did NOT see this coming. As to what this would mean for the TV series, I will only say I hope he gets as touching a send-off as his TV "father" Jim Davis did back in 1981.
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Old November 24 2012, 06:50 AM   #412
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RIP, Larry. You made this show worth watching... (and the 1978 series too!)

I do feel I, unfortunately, did see this coming. He looked pretty frail as the season aired last summer. According to some reports he's still star in some of season 2 when it airs in January. I know it's probably disrespectful upon *just* learning of his death in what capacity he'll appear, but I know he loved Dallas, Dallas was his life and I'm sure the character will also die off sending shock waves throughout the storyline. With Jan 28th fast approaching, I'm sure part of this upcoming season is still in the can and we'll see JR ride again... which does soften the blow someone.

I'm off for a stiff drink in solidarity, and maybe a look at a couple of the old episodes.
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Old November 24 2012, 09:29 AM   #413
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Very sad news. Barbara Eden put it best: There has never been anyone like Larry, and there never will be anyone else like Larry.

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Old November 24 2012, 10:01 AM   #414
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Make it a bourbon & branch, J.R.'s drink of choice.

This news just plain sucks. I really think, even in his more limited role, Larry made the new show tick just the same as the old one.

I love Bobby too, but it's going to be hard to keep the show going if the young 'uns don't get a lot better.
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Old November 24 2012, 03:41 PM   #415
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Make it a bourbon & branch, J.R.'s drink of choice.

This news just plain sucks. I really think, even in his more limited role, Larry made the new show tick just the same as the old one.

I love Bobby too, but it's going to be hard to keep the show going if the young 'uns don't get a lot better.
Agreed. My interest was only kept by JR. To be blunt, without JR, I don't see myself watching the new Dallas.
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Old November 24 2012, 03:47 PM   #416
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Re: The All-New DALLAS!

Damn, this sucks. I'll still be watching, but it's hard not to think the new show's days are numbered. You think of all the things the original Dallas survived — Jim Davis' death, a year of Donna Reed as Miss Ellie, a year without Patrick Duffy, and the damn near shark-jumping storyline reset required to bring him back — but I think Dallas without Hagman's J.R. is one thing it can't survive.
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Old November 24 2012, 09:45 PM   #417
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Dallas can probably putter along for a bit even without Hagman as a moderately popular soap by cable standards, and former fans may give it a ratings boost in S2 as they tune in to see how the writers will give JR an appropriate sendoff, but it'll never be the same.

The younger characters just don't have the oomph to carry the show on their own. The ratings will most likely spiral down and they'll be lucky to eke out three cable length seasons.
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Old November 24 2012, 10:15 PM   #418
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It's probably the death blow to the show. What kept it alive was the presence of Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy.
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Old November 24 2012, 11:07 PM   #419
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Nostalgia will keep it going for a time, and cable doesn't have the same ratings expectations as broadcast. It just needs to appeal to a niche, and "fans of the original show that consider the remake good enough" could be just that niche.

Who knows, maybe the writers and actors can up their game in time to save the show.
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Old November 25 2012, 04:05 AM   #420
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8 Simple Rules held on after the death of John Ritter, and did a wonderful job. it was only canceled because ABC didn't think they could syndicate such a sad show.

However it's a sad day for TV, and I think everyone should worry a little less about a TV show. He will always be a part of it, even in death.
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