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Old June 29 2012, 08:32 PM   #196
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Re: The All-New DALLAS!

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I was just thinking, wouldn't it have been interesting if John Ross was the good one and Christopher the evil one? it's kinda too easy they have both just adapted their father's roles.
That would have been very interesting, yes. The dichotomy of son vs. father... but I kind of like the dual brother vs. brother (even if they're just cousins) element they have going on, between Christopher and John Ross and seeing how and in what ways it does and doesn't mirror the constant feuding between Bobby and J.R. over the years.
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Old June 29 2012, 08:41 PM   #197
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Re: The All-New DALLAS!

Also: HOORAY!!! There will be a season 2!
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Old June 29 2012, 08:51 PM   #198
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Re: The All-New DALLAS!

Good to know. From what they've shown so far, the show deserves a chance to prove itself in another season.
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Old June 29 2012, 08:52 PM   #199
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Re: The All-New DALLAS!

To celebrate, here's some of J.R.'s best insults over the years:

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Old June 29 2012, 08:54 PM   #200
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yay!
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Old June 29 2012, 09:05 PM   #201
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Re: The All-New DALLAS!

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Good to know. From what they've shown so far, the show deserves a chance to prove itself in another season.
They've got six more episodes to air this season. I think it's a bit early to say something like that. I'm fine waiting to see how the season plays out before judging it entirely.
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Old June 29 2012, 10:55 PM   #202
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Good news. I was expecting that any day now. And 15 episodes. That's good too. I figured that a second season order would have more episodes. Anywhere between 13 and 20+.
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Old June 30 2012, 08:07 PM   #203
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Good to know. From what they've shown so far, the show deserves a chance to prove itself in another season.
They've got six more episodes to air this season. I think it's a bit early to say something like that. I'm fine waiting to see how the season plays out before judging it entirely.
I think what we've seen so far is pretty indicative of what this season will be like - and the JR's Greatest Hits video you posted exemplifies what the show needs to do, if it's ever going to be any better, namely groom at least one of its younger characters (John Ross being the obvious candidate) to become a vortex of dramatic action.

JR's obnoxious arrogance, schemes and continual attacks on other characters provided that vortex in the olden days. John Ross doesn't need to mimic that, precisely - probably couldn't - but he needs to have some element that propels the drama forward. It could be insane ambition, or insanely trying to win Elena back (even though she doesn't love him) or something else. The younger characters are too bland. Elena could also stand to become more like Pam, with a forceful personality in her own right.
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Old June 30 2012, 08:48 PM   #204
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The youngsters just don't have the charisma to carry a show, but as long as the old farts are around the writers should have something they can use.
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Old June 30 2012, 11:36 PM   #205
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If the writing were better, the actors might not seem so dull. Larry Hagman can make something out of nothing, but it's unfair to expect every actor to be capable of that kind of juju. Just look at how bad Patrick Duffy looks, with this dullsville writing - nobody except Hagman is coming off well. And at the risk of sounding morbid, at Hagman's age, the producers had better not depend entirely on him for the show's survival.
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Old July 1 2012, 12:07 AM   #206
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I wasn't sure if the show was so clumsily written that the perfect metaphor materialized to illustrate a vital point that coincided magically with a cow dying and Metcalfs girl trouble.

Or...

Did Bobby lie. He faked the birthing issues, and killed a perfectly healthy cow to make a point, and his kid was so witless he didn't notice.
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Old July 2 2012, 06:52 PM   #207
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Hmm, Kristen supposedly died while falling into the Southfork pool, in a drug-addled state, right?

Or did Bobby have a hand in it?
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Old July 2 2012, 10:14 PM   #208
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Re: The All-New DALLAS!

J.R.! Who Do You Think You Are?

This gem of a song is performed by Howard Keel (who played Miss Ellie's second husband Clayton Farlow, on the original series), from a Dallas-themed album that was released in the '80s. Someone (not me) went and cut a video to it on YouTube.



I love that last lyric!
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Old July 2 2012, 11:48 PM   #209
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^^ I bought that album for my mother way back when.

Jenilee Harrison has a song on there, too. "I'm A Survivor," I think it's called-- kind of ironic, considering how her character ended up.
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Old July 2 2012, 11:49 PM   #210
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I found it last year on some obscure website, just a list of all the mp3s. Jenilee Harrison did do a song on it, as did Steve Kanaly. Pretty fun lineup altogether, actually.

EDIT: Here you go, RJ!

http://www.ultimatedallas.com/dallasmusicstory/
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