When I first heard Dallas was returning to TV I wasn’t quite sure how they were going bring back the old show. I know that second installments of anything usually don’t go well, so I thought it would definitely be interesting to see if it worked out.
I don’t remember much about the initial installment but I remember it was extremely popular, so I figured, why not see what all the hype was about! And let me say – I have not been disappointed.
The lies, intrigue and backstabbing is in full swing and we’re only five episodes in! If you’re a fan of guilty pleasure T.V. then this is the summer show for you – because don’t we all deserve a little nonsense, guilty pleasure T.V. from time to time? Perhaps it’s just me…
For those of you who haven’t been watching, here are some details – there are a few spoilers.. just fair warning.
You’ve got the Ewing Clan back at each other’s throats fighting over Southfork Ranch so J.R. and his son Jon Ross can drill oil that was found on the property. Bobby initially wished to sell the property to help out his son Christopher with his new business venture and ultimately so he could finally put to rest all of the drama that seems to follow this family around at Southfork.
Of course, there are constant twists and turns in the plot that keep hindering Bobby’s good motivations and there are new revelations in each episode – it wouldn’t be complete without all those things, now would it?
Then add in the love triangle between Jon Ross, Elena and Christopher which comes with the typical miscommunication, lies and missed moments that are key for an oh-so-good romantic teaser element.
Of course, there’s an additional kink to the fact that Christopher and Jon Ross just plain dislike one another – Christopher married a con-artist for a wife who may or may not be growing a conscious due to breaking the cardinal rule of con-artists – falling in love with the person she is conning.
Christopher has now found out some of that truth, but Rebecca has yet to give up. She’s working over Christopher’s mother currently. We’ll see how that pans out.
Finally there’s a psycho side love interest of Jon Ross – Marta who is really Veronica and that storyline still has yet to come to an end…but I’m guessing it won’t be pretty. She’s got a jealous streak and I’m guessing the fact that Jon Ross is also wooing Elena won’t make for a “play nice” situation. If I had to guess, I would say Elena is in for some undeserved trouble due to Jon Ross’ inability to stick to just one woman.
So, this obviously isn’t “grow new braincells” type television – but it’s SO bad…. it’s good.
If you really want to delve deep into this series, you can go to the show’s webpage and watch full episodes online, play games declaring your allegiance to your favorite Ewing, and discover more about the history of the family (if you are like me and were too young to watch the original series), byÂ diving into a video covering the series when it first came around.
All in all – you can become obsessive just like they did back in the 80′s (1978-1991 to be exact) when Dallas wasÂ theÂ primetime soap.
The good thing is, if you decide that this series is your indulgence on Wednesday nights (9pm EST on TNT), it won’t be wasted to a cancellation, because it’s been reported that the series has been renewed for second season.
So tell me, are you indulging with me in the Dallas dramatics each Wednesday?Â