Dallas has returned to TV on TNT. You may not know this, but I grew up watching the original show. Now, I have every season on dvd.
It was classic delicious American drama. Or melodrama. Either works. And it was addictive.
Back in 2010, I started collecting the dvds and rewatching. I made it to season 11, when I got Dallas fatigue. I plan to get back to it this summer.
So I was delighted to tune in for the new version which focuses on J.R. and Bobby’s now-grown-up sons, John Ross and Christopher. It harkens back to the first season of Dallas where they focused on Bobby and J.R. and their wives and Mama and Jock.
I must confess, J.R. was a favorite of mine. I loved to hate him. Larry Hagman is back, reprising his best role ever.
The show is full of what made the original Dallas great–money, power, and rivalry all embedded in the backdrop of family. It’s on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. EST on TNT. I’m really excited to see where it goes this season.
I still remember when I was in elementary school, I complained about feeling tired and the school nurse asked, “What time did you go to sleep last night?”
I said, “Sometime after Dynasty.”
That was my second favorite show as a kid.