On TV, Anyway, Texas Is the New New Jersey

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One week from tonight, these people will take over your television sets. If you watch Bravo at 9.
I'm waiting on a phone call. Could be something good. Something big. Or not. But while we wait for that, let's kill time with this: a series of meet-the-cast videos from Most Eligible Dallas, which premieres one week from tonight on the Bravo. Only reason I remembered was a weekend piece that ran in The Los Angeles Times about how, thanks to Good Christian Whatevers (which isn't shooting here) and TNT's Dallas (which is) and Bravo's Most Eligible spinoff and so forth, "Texas is riding a wave of popularity on TV." Which means:
With the current surge, Texas may have just shoved New Jersey off its perch as one of TV's most popular backdrops for scripted and reality shows.

Rather than attribute the interest to the emergence of the "tea party" or other vocal conservative movements, industry watchers said it's likely that the generous tax breaks for filming and the state's romantic history, à la Giant, John Wayne flicks and sweeping James Michener epics, have Hollywood roped and tied. In 2009, the state tripled its annual budget from roughly $20 million to $60 million for filming incentives - a move that ultimately saved production companies between 5% and 15%.

"The vastness, the opulence, the wealth and the grandiloquent way it's often expressed are kind of hard to resist," said Joshua Gunn, associate professor of communication studies at the University of Texas at Austin. "The regional mythology has been rooted deep into popular culture for generations."
On the other side, meet the cast. Hard. Not sure which is worse -- this or this.







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Dallassight
Dallassight

Trust fund kids behaving badly, that's a new one. < rolling eyes >

Candace
Candace

Who are these people?!?

Deep_Sigh
Deep_Sigh

And there's the HGTV show...Donna Decorates Dallas....full of Big D Bling. 

Rooster
Rooster

Please don't let this show be douchebags on parade....

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

The last stand for sterotypes since you cant mention race or religion or sex. We all live in this interconnected technological society that has zero locality. We all live in anytown usa, shop at the same stores, eat the same junk, follow all the same mass media crap. But its fun to say that this is different than that it gives us an excuse.   

Montemalone
Montemalone

I shouldn't have read this immediately after consuming 2 Eggos. I feel nauseous.

Howard
Howard

"Texas is riding a wave of popularity on TV." Yet three drama series filmed in Dallas and set in Texas that aired on national broadcast networks were all cancelled last season.

Doug in DFW
Doug in DFW

Eff Bravo and Rick Perry.  Texas doesn't need your "help."

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

I see a big chunk of myself in all these characters.  Representin'

nimbusthegreat
nimbusthegreat

I never knew you were bi! That is what you mean by "IN all these characters", right?

pencil
pencil

Forced viewing of continuous loops would be great interrogation tool at Guantanamo.

Jack E. Jett
Jack E. Jett

oh that would be beyond torture.  yikes.

Ed D.
Ed D.

So is this what they renamed American Hoggers?

LaceyB
LaceyB

Robert, if you wanted a tour of Uptown (oops, I mean, to see these "cool people" doing "cool stuff" in "cool places") you shoulda just asked.

Got any Mondays free? It's a ghost town! We'll tour the old blockbuster, the old borders...all the old retail that is now "cool barstaurants for cool people". We'll end with an $11 Coronarita, so bring bucks.

Or, just wait for the show. But don't say I didn't offer you (or Unfair Park) a slice of the "real cool life" that these "successful sons and daughters live up every night"

SchluderStrip
SchluderStrip

Yeah, whats-his-face's "panty-dropper" view is the third floor of the old Gables building on McKinney.....oooo, big spender!

jharris214
jharris214

So wait, they are all highly successful people, yet almost all of them work in their family business? 

Avi_suck
Avi_suck

I noticed that as well.  That's like saying Paris Hilton is highly successful...

Citizen Kim
Citizen Kim

If ya got big boobs, let me hear from ya!!

MattL1
MattL1

The stock market can recover.  Not sure about Dallas once this travesty hits TV screens around the world.

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