I turned to my wife and said "Was that Dallas?"
To the Internet, Boy Wonder!
|Good ol' J.R. is looking a bit long in the tooth|
I checked Internet Movie Database, and sure enough, Dallas is coming back. That 1980s night-time soap that spawned Knots Landing (a show that I consider a guilty pleasure of my past), another night-time soap. Maybe that will come back? Is Donna Mills still hot?
Anyway, yes, Dallas is coming back, and it's not being rebooted. This won't be a show with a similar plotline and recast characters. This is a sequel of sorts. At least three of the original stars are back: Larry Hagman (J.R.), Patrick Duffy (Bobby), and Linda Gray (Sue Ellen). And this time, they've brought their kids.
Here's the trailer that came out for it in December:
It will be on TNT in the States, and I believe it starts on June 13.
I won't be watching it, but I'm not sure if I am pleased that it's coming back or horrified. The plot, for those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, is that the Ewing clan is a family whose riches are steeped in Texas oil. J.R. Ewing is a manipulative bastard who will do anything to get ahead. Bobby is his brother, the nice guy who very famously appeared in a shower. Sue Ellen was J.R.'s wife, though I'm sure they're divorced by now if they weren't already in the original show (knowing that would require me to care).
The new incarnation of the series will have these three characters, along with supposedly three others from the original series, along with their progeny who it turns out are just as bad as their parents.
And hilarity will ensue, I'm sure.
Oh, that and steamy sex. Can't forget that.
The series will be like most TNT series, 10-episode seasons. The first season will be this Summer and I guess we'll see from there.
Are you as pumped as I am for the return of this show? Have you been missing it like I have?
And if you match either of those, what's wrong with you?