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Old July 21 2012, 01:40 AM   #286
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Re: The All-New DALLAS!

it's a southern thing. JR did it too
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Old July 21 2012, 01:52 AM   #287
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Re: The All-New DALLAS!

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Dude, it's no fun if you just blame the writers for everything. "Sherlock Holmes never solved any crimes! Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did all the work for him!" See what I'm saying?
The difference there is that it takes far more talent to write a character being amazingly smart like Holmes vs being a dolt like poor John Ross. So I respect a writer who can invent a clever character but not so much for the reverse...
Yes, but if you concentrate on blaming the writer for creating a dolt you'll never invest yourself enough in the character to experience the lovely feeling of schadenfreude that comes with watching him be a dolt and suffer for it, which is pretty much how I've figured out how to enjoy this particular noob.
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Old July 21 2012, 06:34 AM   #288
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Ann's big terrible secret is that she drove drunk and got her daughter killed in a crash. What a soap this is! Still I can't stop watching. Brain candy.
what did you think it was supposed to be? it's always been a soap.
I was exulting, not criticizing. I'm enjoying the shameless soapiness.
Ah! Rereading now I see what you're saying. Carry on.
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Old July 22 2012, 06:13 PM   #289
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Re: The All-New DALLAS!

I'm up to episode 6 and still enjoying... however needs MOAR JR EWING. He's still the strongest character by far and sometimes there is too little of him.

The sex scenes are weird. They are so vanilla and thrown in kind of halfheartedly. Too bad there is no romantic/sexual chemistry between characters.
Is JR too old for sexual enterprising? Probably, I guess.

Anyway... as long as Hangman is involved I'm all over this like a wet dog on a pile of delicate paperwork.
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Old July 24 2012, 01:54 AM   #290
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I second this.
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Old July 24 2012, 02:08 AM   #291
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Ann's big terrible secret is that she drove drunk and got her daughter killed in a crash. What a soap this is! Still I can't stop watching. Brain candy.
How do you know that? Did they reveal it in the last episode? I just watched it online, and apart from the picture of Ann and the baby burning in the fireplace, there wasn't any specification as to what Ann's hidden secret/trauma is.
The picture almost looks like it was B&W and maybe it's Ann & her mother ?

And who her mother is might be the big secret.
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Old July 24 2012, 02:11 AM   #292
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I can't enjoy dolts in fiction, not even of the schadenfreude type, not unless it's comedy.
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Old July 24 2012, 02:30 AM   #293
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That's swell. Would you care to answer my question?
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Old July 25 2012, 05:23 PM   #294
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I've liked the references made to Gary. So this being the Dallas universe, Gary is obviously aware of Bobby and has been contacted regarding the recent Southfork squabbling, whereas, if I remember correctly, in the Knots Landing universe Bobby stayed dead. It'd be neat if he (and Val?) showed up for a guest spot too!
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Old July 26 2012, 01:47 AM   #295
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^ That's one of the best (or worst) things about soaps. They will ignore continuity whenever it works for them.
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Old July 26 2012, 04:44 AM   #296
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it's a southern thing. JR did it too
I second this.
No, it's not. It's a creepy thing.
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Old July 26 2012, 05:39 AM   #297
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^ Not a Tennessee Williams fan?
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Old July 26 2012, 11:04 AM   #298
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How large a role does the guy who played Robau has?
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Old July 26 2012, 04:56 PM   #299
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Faran Tahir's role hasn't been that big so far. I think he's maybe had two or three scenes at most, though one of them did get to be opposite Hagman. I know Ken Kercheval is scheduled to appear in the season finale, and since Tahir is playing Cliff's right-hand man, we'll probably see him again in that episode.
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Old July 26 2012, 05:06 PM   #300
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How large a role does the guy who played Robau has?

Not much. so far he's just Cliff Barnes's flunkie.

Best line of the latest episode:

Christopher: "How could J.R. do this to his own family?"

Bobby: "How much time have you got?"

And those of you who want to dump on the writers, let me give you something to sink your teeth into: Sue Ellen running for Governor has got to be the least accurate depiction of a gubernatorial campaign I've ever seen in my life, and I watched Benson religiously.

First off, nobody runs for statewide office without a large staff, nobody, but especially not people running for governor, yet the writers have barely attempted to show Sue Ellen's staff. She's always off alone somewhere. This is actually a problem, because if she'd had a staff, she could have sent flunkies to Anne's ex and the ME to offer the bribes while insulating herself.

Also, the fact that she seems to have so much time to hang out alone in Dallas is nonsense. She's running for statewide office, which means most of her time would be spent traveling to different cities to make campaign speeches or other personal appearances.

And by the way, as soon as she became a legitimate candidate for governor she and her immediate family would be given state police protection, and in her case that would mean she'd never drive herself anywhere and never even walk around by herself. She would be in an SUV or a big armored limo being driven by a member of the Texas Department of Public Safety with another member riding shotgun with an automatic weapon. In fact, given the Ewings' apparent influence with law enforcement (best friends with the county sherriff and all) the state would probably throw a couple of Texas Rangers into the detail. Now, I can understand if J.R. and John Ross declined the protection, but if Sue Ellen declined it all she'd be doing is lending credence to the notion of beauty queens being total airheads.
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