There are few things within pop culture that mean as much to me as DALLAS I literally grew up watching the show,which might not have been the smartest thing for a seven year old,but whatever! I spent many a Friday night with my mother and grandmother,snacking on potato chips and a few cokes,visiting Southfork Ranch. I learned about oil tycoons,dueling brothers and high stakes business in Dallas,TX so when I heard about TNT’s reboot of the show I was worried. Could this live up to the original? Would it tarnish the memory? Will JR Ewing be back and in charge?
The jury is out on all my questions until the summer of 2012,when the show will premiere,but TNT wanted to get us all riled up a whole year early and released a trailer. First,I got chills just from hearing the theme song again,which speaks volumes about dorkiness. But it seems things haven’t changed much in the Ewing family,as Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy reprise their roles as JR and Bobby Ewing. They are still battling for good and evil and trying to squash the rivalry between their own sons. Charlene Tilton and Linda Gray will also return,and the new cast is rounded out by Josh Henderson,Jordana Brewster and Jesse Metcalfe. Are you like me and super excited to spend some more time at Southfork? How about a return to some serious evening soaps in the sea of reality TV? Check out the trailer below and let me know what you think.
Do you think this reboot will succeed with DALLAS fans,and manage to attract a whole new viewership? Are you thrilled to see the Ewing brothers fight the good fight once again? Let me know in the comments below.