The All-New DALLAS!

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Agent Richard07, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    [​IMG]

    Dallas returns to television with 10 new episodes. The show is a continuation of the
    original series and features both new and returning cast members. The first two
    episodes will air on Wednesday, June 13th on TNT in the U.S. and on Bravo in Canada.

    Official Website | IMDb page | Wikipedia Entry
     
  2. startrekwatcher

    startrekwatcher Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2007
    I'm actually warming up to the idea of this new series. I'm not big on updates--I don't think you can ever go back and in general I think shows should not be resurrected or rebooted--however this one does sound like the writers might have learned a few lessons--namely JR, Sue Ellen and Bobby aren't going to be just props to lure old fans into the fold--rather according to interviews they'll be as much a part of the cast as the new people.

    On the otherhand I'm not impressed with the two young guys playing John Ross and Christopher--I'm afraid they are going to be the weak links and with such important roles that could torpedo the show for me.

    Hopefully it'll be just as wickedly delightful in its over-the-top plotting, scheming and back-stabbing as the original--there hasn't been a solidly good nighttime soap in more than a decade.
     
  3. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Location:
    Langley
    I just wanna see my man JR be his usual evil self. Larry Hagman's getting up there in years. I hope he can match his old energy.
     
  4. lennier1

    lennier1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Location:
    Germany
    Will these new guys even stand a chance once Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy have warmed up enough to be back in character?
     
  5. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2005
    I pretty much lost interest with Dallas around the time Jim Davis died. This won't change that, but it would be cool if they did something with Susan Howard (the first female Klingon!).

    Justin
     
  6. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Location:
    Langley
    Jordana Brewster maybe, but the two guys look too metrosexual to compete with two legendary battling Texas Oilmen.
     
  7. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1999
    Location:
    Tatoinne
    It's just a short run, something like 6 episodes for this season, so I'll give it a shot. Let's see if the younguns can measure up to the old farts.
     
  8. OmahaStar

    OmahaStar Disrespectful of his betters Admiral

    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Location:
    OmahaStar
    10 episodes.

    I'm looking forward to it. Growing up, my extended family would all gather at my grandparents' house and watch Dallas and Knots Landing as a family. I have such great memories of curling up with a blanket and watching JR scheme while surrounded by my loved ones - many of whom are no longer with us.

    I got the chance to meet Mr. Hagman two years ago, and talked with him briefly, it was like I was talking with my own childhood.

    I'm thrilled they have so many returning actors from the original series - Charlene Tilton, Ken Kercheval (sp?), Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, and Patrick Duffy right off the top of my head, possibly others.

    Can't wait for Wednesday night.
     
  9. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    So have they given up on an actual reboot, like what was being planned a while back (reportedly involving John Travolta and J-Lo)?
     
  10. OmahaStar

    OmahaStar Disrespectful of his betters Admiral

    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Location:
    OmahaStar
    Indeed. This is a continuation of the previous series (and movies), set "today" (as in, 2012).
     
  11. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    Good. No Hagman, no JR.

    Although Connor Trinneer would be almost as good.
     
  12. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2003
    Location:
    RJDiogenes of Boston
    I was never a huge Dallas fan, but I watched from time to time (especially when Jenilee Harrison was on). I like that it's a continuation and not a re-boot. But the new characters all look like models (very metrosexual, as stated above). The original cast were all attractive, but they had individuality and identity.
     
  13. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2005
    Steve Kanaly too, it looks like.
     
  14. Worf2DS9

    Worf2DS9 Writer Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2001
    Location:
    Canada, eh
    I never watched Dallas originally (I did watch Knots Landing & Falcon Crest tho), but I will give this a look for curiosity's sake at least.
     
  15. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2007
    Location:
    Randyland
    Yet another reason I no longer watch TV, except for Clone Wars, and I usually wait for the DVD's.

    Which is what I might do with this new Dallas. I loved the old one, but I still believe it went on about eight years too long. I can't see what this new version would accomplish other than beating a dead horse.

    Still, I've been wrong about a show before. maybe this will surprise me.
     
  16. IndyJones

    IndyJones Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2002
    Location:
    Chicago
    I don't remember much of the show as it ended when I was still pretty young, but I wanted to add that the remix of the theme song sounded great when I saw a promo in a theater.
     
  17. Agent Richard07

    Agent Richard07 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2001
    Larry Hagman is fighting cancer...

    Read the whole thing.

    And remember, the two-hour premiere is tonight.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    From what I understand, the focus will be mainly on the younger characters, but I hope the originals also get a good amount of screentime. I'm also hoping that George Kennedy makes an appearance.
     
  18. Knight Templar

    Knight Templar Commodore

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    I don't see it as being all that successful once the nostalgia wears off.

    People forget that the original Dallas arguably lasted three or four seasons too long and ended more with a wimper (at best) than a bang.

    I think a big part of the success of the original was the novelty of the series. It was a prime time soap opera (which was rare in those days) and the setting was completely unique.

    Basically sin and sex in the southwest.

    I wonder if they will revive Dynasty now to counter program...
     
  19. lennier1

    lennier1 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Location:
    Germany
    It's not so much "I want five more seasons of that" as it's "I wonder what happened to them?" that drives the show.
    I don't know about the others, but as long as they get one season that's worth watching and ties up a few knots, the effort seems justified to me.
     
  20. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Location:
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    It sounds to me like they're taking a cue from the successful Canadian Degrassi The Next Generation series, in that while it has been a long-running franchise, some of the actors that were in the original series back in the 80's came back and were as much a part of the new show as the new kids were, and even had some storylines focused on them, extending their development and adding depth to the overall series. I've never seen another series go this route until now, and it does make me hope that this becomes a trend instead of rebooting all the time.