Remember J.R. and Bobby and Sue Ellen and Pam? As in, the Ewings? For those of us who came of age during the 70s and 80s, watching Dallas on CBS Friday nights was a given. The original series ran from 1978-1991. Well tomorrow night, Dallas is back. The 80s primetime soap is being remade and will debut on the TNT network.
Here’s the interesting thing about the new series: it pits J.R.’s son as the bad boy who (gasp) likes to drill for oil, and Bobby’s son (adopted) is the good boy who wants to use alternative renewable sources of energy. Oh, and fracking is evil, of course! Pluezz. Talk about a Hollywood, hackneyed caricature that employs all the stereotypes.
MDN found a helpful review of the first episode by Debbie Schlussel, who sums up her review this way:
Drill Baby Drill. And tell the left-wing writers of the new “Dallas” to go screw themselves. Even the Dallas theme song–one of the best of all time…can’t save them from their PC crap.*
Well said Debbie. She predicts this new reboot of the old Dallas will only last a short time before disappearing for good. Read her entire review by clicking the link below. And if you watch, come back and tell us what you think!
*DebbieSchlussel.com (Jun 11, 2012) – Say It Ain’t So, J.R.: New “Dallas” Reboot is Anti-Drilling, Anti-Fracking, Anti-Oil Propaganda