"We're Serious About Doing Dallas The Way Dallas Is Supposed to Be Done."



That quote in the headline comes from Patrick Duffy in the behind-the-scenes peek that follows; Bobby Ewing always was so ... sincere. Still is. Now, more than ever. Above, of course, is the sneak peek at the next-gen Dallas TNT provided last night -- a good year before the series makes its official debut. And, truth told, as far as 66-second trailers go, it packs a nice little punch of nostalgia -- especially at the 30-second mark, when Jerrold Immel's theme song kicks in and, all of the sudden, it's 1978.

The trailer, heavy on shouting and Southfork and skyline glances, gives away some of the surprises contained within the pilot; word is you don't actually hear J.R. speak till the final seconds of the first episode. Still, I didn't realize how much I missed Dallas till we fast-forwarded through the DVR'd Rizzoli and Isles to get to the trailer ... and then watched it three times.

You don't grow up here without some kind of a love-hate relationship with the series; Julia Barton, with some help from Schutze, did a good job of capturing that sentiment in her Studio 360 piece on the series earlier this year. But all these years later, what's to hate? And what's not to love? Like the French sing: "Dallas, you glorify survival of the fittest."

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LaceyB
LaceyB

they just did a 20 sec feature on it on E! News (the only source for REAL news)! On their site, of those who voted, 45% are interested in seeing it, 55% said it should have been left alone 

Scottb4713
Scottb4713

Good effing God. I grew up during the original run, and there's no real point in going back if you're going to be merely derivative.

Dianecrnmsn
Dianecrnmsn

If they want reflect Dallas 2012, maybe the writers can incorporate the misadventures of JWP. 

Robert
Robert

Dallas 2012. The Barnett Shale play. J.R. Ewing drinks bourbon and produced water like the real Texan he is.

zobzerto
zobzerto

How kind of Patrick Duffy to gift-wrap this headline and hand it to you, Robert.

5 Gallon
5 Gallon

Seriously. . .When's the last time anyone saw somebody wearing a cowboy hat around here (Dallas County)?

Notreal
Notreal

5 Gallon, it's just a story. It's not real.

5 Gallon
5 Gallon

Thank you Captain Obvious!

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

There are worse shows currently on the tube (Desp Housewifes, for example).  It'll be worth a look.

scottindallas
scottindallas

do you have a TV quota you're trying to meet?  Try tuning out

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

nice to see patrick duffy has recovered from that beating he took at the hands of dewey cox.

Jay Hawk
Jay Hawk

Doing Dallas can't be that difficult. Just ask Debbie.

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