Now I know what you're thinking, this show will suck. Well let's just hold on and take a second to think about that. It is true that when a tv series run it's course its best just to leave them in the past, however there has been an 80's renaissance recently of 80's movies and shows. Again, I know what you're thinking, but they ALL SUCKED. Yes they did, I won't mention the new movies that blew goats worse than the farmer down the road, yes I will. The Dukes of Hazzard, the A-team, the smurfs are just a few movies that did horrible and were horrible and the people who made them should FEEL horrible, about as much as the suckers that went to see them. ( I didn't watch any of them) But what about the tv shows? Again all terrible, such as the new knight rider, the new He-man, and the new Thundercats. So why would I be excited about a new Dallas?
Well that's pretty easy, the reason why those movies and tv shows sucked is because they changed so much about them, not just the cast but the music, the setting, and the plain attitudes of the shows themselves. It isn't the 1980's anymore and the people remaking Dallas have that in mind. Instead of recasting or just plain coming up with their own idea and calling it by an old familiar and well-known name, they actually are just continuing the story.
J.R. Ewing, Bobby Ewing and Sue Ellen are still on the show, now old and with their own kids grown up. J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen are still played by the same actors, Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Grey. If the show tried to recreate J.R. or Bobby or just act as if they never existed, the show would have been a terrible waste of time BUT with including old story lines, old characters, the SAME house and setting of Dallas, I think this show may actually have some potential. John Ross and Christopher seem to be the new focal point of the show, which makes perfect sense because when the show ended in the early 90's they were small boys, now they are grown up and taking over the family oil business. As we know TV dramas are flourishing right now so there is a good shot this could make it. Its new and exciting for a new audience but still has that old Dallas charm that many of its old viewers, (like me) will be tuning in for.
Check out TNT's first look. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d220ZdzdFTQ
The only thing that could ruin this show at this point would be redoing the amazing theme song. However TNT used it in their commercial so I have a good feeling they will be using it. The new Dallas is coming in the summer of 2012 and I can't wait, but that's just my two cents.