DALLAS: Season 3 Discussion Thread (Spoilers)

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  1. cardinal biggles

    cardinal biggles Patron Saint of Dangerous Driving Premium Member

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    A double double-cross. Even J.R. would tip his hat to Cliff Barnes for pulling that off.
     
  2. billcosby

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    That's how I interpreted it, too.
     
  3. doubleohfive

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    There is literally NOTHING --in either series-- to support that claim. If anything, Bobby was the one who always welcomed Gary back whenever he visted Southfork, as opposed to J.R., who did everything he could to drive Gary away.
     
  4. Ar-Pharazon

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    Well I was kidding. Like Bobby was channeling his inner J.R. a little too much.
     
  5. billcosby

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    Or... placating JR's perspective (to avoid him rolling in his own grave?) ;)

    I'm off to check out the whole premiere, only watched the first 10 mins so far.
    My feeling for the longevity of the series is that the John Ross character will be central to the show's success. So far, so good.
     
  6. Agent Richard07

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    3x02...

    Judith Light was awesome.
     
  7. Admiral2

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    Indeed. A coke-snortin' body-servin' mama. I didn't know she had it in her. She's clearly demonstrating how great an addition to the cast she is.

    And Ryland is a secret agent man? Did everybody else's mind explode too?
     
  8. doubleohfive

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    I guess we know who the boss is in that relationship.

    A little bit. I'm not convinced though. If I were Bobby and Ann, it would take a whole lot more than some random kid in a suit flashing an ID to convince me Ryland wasn't lying his ass off, given how nasty he's been with the Ewings.
     
  9. doubleohfive

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    Random aside:

    This article from December, interviewing executive producers Cynthia Cidre and Michael Robin, has a couple of interesting (and fair warning, SPOILER-Y) tidbits about the new season. I'll put them behind the cut:

    Gotta say, I'm excited at the prospect of Jenna (Priscilla Presley) returning, thereby opening the door for Charlie, Lucas, and even more Ray. Not crazy though about the idea of Bobby cheating. That was always J.R.'s thing, and even though Bobby came close a couple times on the old show, he never let himself do something like that.

    I'm not surprised Linda Gray had issues with the drinking storyline either. Everything I've ever read about her time on the old show always returned to the same point she would always make - that whenever the writers wanted to set Sue Ellen back, they had her revert to her alcoholism, and Gray got tired of it. That's why her exit from the show was so great when she ultimately left, because she'd finally one-upped J.R. and was leaving on her own terms.

    That being said, we know she married Don Lockwood (John Ross tells Christopher as much in an episode from the final season of the old show) so I wonder if we'll ever see Ian McShane on the new show. Perhaps as a new love interest for Sue Ellen? Working in cahoots with Cliff Barnes against the Ewings? Or even just a cameo? Maybe John Ross hates him?

    Either way, I'm sure Cidre and the producers had to reassure Gray that the story was going to actually go somewhere and do something good for the show and for Sue Ellen for her to finally be on board with it. We'll find out!

     
  10. wissaboo

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    Ryland now has another way to get rid of his mother.
     
  11. Ar-Pharazon

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    I'm still entertained and still enjoying the characters for the most part.

    What's bothering me is, everybody is screwing over everybody else all the time. Changing alliances every 5 minutes. One scheme to the next.

    The old show kept the same schemes going for weeks sometimes. It feels like they're overcompensating for the shorter seasons.
     
  12. wissaboo

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    I agree. The scheming and revealing is a little hectic.
     
  13. cardinal biggles

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    Yeah, I realize the general perception is that audiences have the attention span of gnats, but come on. You need a map and a flow chart to keep track of who's screwing who (literally and figuratively). But I'm still enjoying the ride -- Josh Henderson has really broken out to become the center of the show the same way Larry Hagman did 30 years ago, and Judith Light is deliciously over the top.
     
  14. Guy Gardener

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    I only noticed this week that Judith is pulling a Tony Danza.

    Her character's name on the show is Judith like hers is in real life.

    :)
     
  15. Ar-Pharazon

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    ^ That's sometimes the sign of a bad actor, not being able to respond to a name other than their own.

    But nobody calls her Judith, so it's a mystery that will probably involve a cliffhanger.

    Could they hang Cliff?
     
  16. Guy Gardener

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    Half the cast of the office, almost all the background characters, had their own first names.

    It took me 5 years to notice that.
     
  17. Keith1701

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    I agree, the show is just getting better and better. I like the way that keep JR's memory in the show as well.:)
     
  18. Caligula

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    Completely forgot about the show last week. Hopefully I won't be playing catch-up during the entire hour tonight.
     
  19. cardinal biggles

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    Wow, Carter MacKay. Now there's a name I've not heard for a long time... a long time...
     
  20. wissaboo

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    I was thinking as I watched the opening sequence last night, this must be one of the longest openings currently on tv.