Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Did anyone(yes I admit I watched it) watch the "New" Dallas and if so what did you think?
14 June 2012 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 06/14/2012 6:02:22 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

What did everyone think of it.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: chat; dallas; tv; vanity
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-67 next last
Scale of one to ten, I give it a 6.5.
1 posted on 06/14/2012 6:02:34 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

Who shot J.R.?

Should have killed him off so the show could die.


2 posted on 06/14/2012 6:07:47 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

I didn’t watch the ‘old’ Dallas, so there was no reason for me to watch this one........or was it just a dream?..............


3 posted on 06/14/2012 6:08:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet
I liked it but they could have leased a real drilling rig instead of that laughable water well drilling truck. It really was pretty lame. Being from Texas I can see that I'll be rooting for the villain. You know they are going to trash big oil at every chance. Also how believable is it that one would be faced with billions of dollars in profit and decide to forgo it because of a promise made to dearly departed ‘Miss Ellie”.
4 posted on 06/14/2012 6:10:13 AM PDT by ontap
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet
“Embarrassed” to say, I DID! Just checking out the way-back machine and it sure made me smile - all the old characters and all the old backstabbing :) Better than I thought it would be and lots of twists in the first episode. JR, Bobby and Sue Ellen- that was good. And did you see, was it Lucy?

It was sorta fun.

5 posted on 06/14/2012 6:10:22 AM PDT by turbocat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

News/Activism ?


6 posted on 06/14/2012 6:10:35 AM PDT by deport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DonkeyBonker

If they’d changed the name to ‘Debbie Does Dallas’ I might have watched..........


7 posted on 06/14/2012 6:10:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

Didn’t see it, nor hear anything really about it, but let me just GUESS what the plot is!?

JR is running a fracking operation and intentionally poisoning the water supply.

Cliff goes to Bobby and together they fight JR to save the community from the typical evil Texas oilman.

The evil oilman also treats women badly, and the good oilman would rather ride his horse and appreciate the clean air than make money.

Did I get it right?


8 posted on 06/14/2012 6:11:03 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

Nice try...but not a patch to the old one.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 6:11:03 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

My comments are in a prior thread: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2894981/posts


10 posted on 06/14/2012 6:11:38 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

I enjoyed it. Wasn’t the best, but once JR got more on-screen time it got better. I’m going to keep on watching. They did do a good job of contrasting Bobby and JR, more so from what I remember of the original show. JR’s infamous scowl though was priceless. Cliff Barnes shows up next week so curious to see how that goes.


11 posted on 06/14/2012 6:11:42 AM PDT by eak3
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

JR still the bastard he always was. John Ross Jr a. Hip off the old block. She Ellen looks the same (amazingly good) What happened to Pam?

Lol I liked it just not sure I want to make it part of my already silly tv watching


12 posted on 06/14/2012 6:11:50 AM PDT by SaintDismas
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet
Nice beat, but it's hard to dance to.

Oops, wrong show...

13 posted on 06/14/2012 6:11:50 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet; DonkeyBonker; Red Badger; ontap; turbocat; deport; sam_paine; RexBeach

Didn’t see it, nor hear anything really about it, but let me just GUESS what the plot is!?

JR is running a fracking operation and intentionally poisoning the water supply.

Cliff goes to Bobby and together they fight JR to save the community from the typical evil Texas oilman.

The evil oilman also treats women badly, and the good oilman would rather ride his horse and appreciate the clean air than make money.

Did I get it right?


14 posted on 06/14/2012 6:12:54 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: sam_paine

You’ve got the gist of it....Money bad....green energy good!!!


15 posted on 06/14/2012 6:16:56 AM PDT by ontap
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: sam_paine

Your about 10% right.


16 posted on 06/14/2012 6:17:34 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

People here in Dallas were watching the Rangers.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 6:18:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ontap

Water well drilling rig?

Bwahahahahahaha......

This one won’t last long with that attitude.

Sheesh..


18 posted on 06/14/2012 6:18:35 AM PDT by buffaloguy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

It was okay. 4.5 on a scale of 1 - 10. Some of the acting wasn’t very good.

The fellow who played John Ross should buy an acting lesson, not that there’s much hope of improvement.

To improve the series, John Ross should get into a very serious, fiery car accident that burns his face badly. The character should spend a couple of episodes in the hospital with his face completely obscured by bandages. Once all the plastic surgeons are done with him, they can take off the bandages, and when revealed, John Ross will look nothing like he did before the accident, as a new actor will be playing John Ross from that point on. One that can act.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 6:19:12 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

I didn’t think of it at all because I watched better shows on USA Network.


20 posted on 06/14/2012 6:22:14 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: Did anyone(yes I admit I watched it) watch the "New"... Dallas and if so what did you think?

Gadzooks, You caught me... watching it!

While I am working to drown out... the image of J.R. in a towel, about Dallas, I can only say that I am glad it is 56 miles north of me--

Admit it, Bendy-- Even here in Spain... we know you love that kind of all out Texas drinkin' & whorin' kind'a action.

Well, when you put it that way... how can I object?

21 posted on 06/14/2012 6:23:41 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SaintDismas

Victoria Principle has an open invitation to return but has so far declined!!!


22 posted on 06/14/2012 6:25:04 AM PDT by ontap
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

Nuts...I forgot about it....was going to watch it ....wonder if it’s going to be replayed? I’ll DVR it...


23 posted on 06/14/2012 6:25:28 AM PDT by Fawn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet
Didn't watch it... But... Is there anyone as hot as Victoria Principal? If so, I'll give it a shot


24 posted on 06/14/2012 6:26:28 AM PDT by NE Cons (Huge Palin Fan. Was a Hard-Core Perry supporter. Now Hard-Core ABO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

Over at

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/06/13/dallas-from-who-shot-jr-to-methane-hydrates-will-destroy-the-planet/

they thought it was tainted by environmental pseudo-science


25 posted on 06/14/2012 6:26:39 AM PDT by kidd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

What’s a “new” Dallas? Did they re-create the city elsewhere? < /cluelessness >


26 posted on 06/14/2012 6:27:59 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ontap
Victoria Principle has an open invitation to return but has so far declined!!!

The only reason(s) I ever watched the original.....

27 posted on 06/14/2012 6:30:00 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

How good could it be when they purposely kept the creator off of this one?


28 posted on 06/14/2012 6:34:41 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

I’d love to see them incorporate modern techniques in the show. 4-D seismic maps, etc. Cause it is really high tech these days.


29 posted on 06/14/2012 6:35:54 AM PDT by buffaloguy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sam_paine

Did I get it right?

Nope.

Actually the show made the alternative energy approach of methane taken from the water as a villain in the pilot, as it is possibly the cause of an earthquake in Japan.

i liked what I saw (couldn’t stay awake for the whole thing) and it looks like the penchant for the hot women from the original is intact. I also liked the story line of the girl who was with Jon Ross first after being Bobby’s girlfriend and how the breakup occurred. It looks very promising to me.


30 posted on 06/14/2012 6:45:06 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Fawn

It will probably be on the TNT website, too.

==

I enjoyed it — once JR woke up out of his depression. New blood. New scheming. New backstabbing. When he saw John Ross kissing the women he schemed with, that was funny. JR will get even. Then, he finds out she wasn’t even the ‘she’ she was supposed to be.


31 posted on 06/14/2012 6:52:37 AM PDT by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

I was a big fan of the original and I have to admit that last night’s premier was a lot better than the reviews. It beats the rest of the summer replacement garbage on the major networks. I found it entertaining and it was good to see the old gang back.


32 posted on 06/14/2012 6:55:42 AM PDT by jersey117
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet; LRoggy
Your about 10% right.

Ah! So more accurate than usual!

33 posted on 06/14/2012 6:58:12 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet
They'd have done better if they had made JR's son the good guy, and Bobby's son the bad guy. Also, I can see where the show's gonna be a left-wing anti-oil piece of propaganda. Finally, Sue Ellen going from vapid Beauty Queen to Lush to Gubernatorial Candidate? Let me guess- she'll be a pro-choice liberal who's popular with the ordinary voter.

I never watched the show when it was first on- I worked in a Supermarket, and when I came in Saturday morning, the cashier and Manager's wife would yak about the previous night's show- it could all be summed up as, "That JR's a real snake in the grass".

34 posted on 06/14/2012 6:59:15 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

I thought about it too late, but know it will be repeated.

I was kinda rooting for it for sentimental reasons which is odd because, although I live in Dallas, I never watched a single episode of the original series.

I must have been doing something else, but I can’t imagine what.


35 posted on 06/14/2012 7:00:34 AM PDT by altura
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

That was an interesting Ranger game. Opposing pitcher unhittable, only allows 3 hits.

Harrison good also.

Wash plays old-time ball. Man gets on first, next guy bunts him to second and next guy hits a single.

Rangers win one to nothing.


36 posted on 06/14/2012 7:03:14 AM PDT by altura
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: sam_paine

I am a DIEHARD Washington Redskins fan. There is no way I would EVER watch anything with Dallas in its title.


37 posted on 06/14/2012 7:03:29 AM PDT by Ax (You've got to hand it to Venus de Milo.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

I give it a 1.

It also sets off the left wing B-S-o-meter.

If I wanted a light weight anti-palin actress I could watch PBS, CNN, or MSNBC.

First rule of successful drama series, fire the liberal writer.


38 posted on 06/14/2012 7:04:23 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: altura

I hope it suffers the same fate as GCB.


39 posted on 06/14/2012 7:05:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

It was alright, but just cause of the old timers. I did love the fact that the intro still used the same music and cheesy lettering from back in the day.


40 posted on 06/14/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT by mykroar (October race riots bring November martial law.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

First I have to know what CGB is/ was.


41 posted on 06/14/2012 7:13:12 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

Watched the Rangers beat the Diamondbacks 1 - 0 at the Rangers Ballpark at Arlington instead.


42 posted on 06/14/2012 7:19:28 AM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

BTW, Charlene Tilton looked AWFUL! And Kanaly looked really old too. Funny how Bobby was the only one who looked like he did in the original (Sue Ellen’s plastic surgery was pretty apparent). I guess its too much to hope for Afton Cooper to show up . . .


43 posted on 06/14/2012 7:28:11 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TomGuy

Sounds good to me. I was a die-hard Dallas fan way back...


44 posted on 06/14/2012 7:35:12 AM PDT by Fawn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

10 minutes was all I could stand...I shut it off


45 posted on 06/14/2012 7:38:10 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (If You Dont Look Like Obamas Son, No One Cares)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: turbocat

“Lucy” showed up with her “Uncle Ray Krebbs”. That’s the uncle she played around in the hayloft with in the very first episode.


46 posted on 06/14/2012 7:38:16 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Grifin, FAMILY GUY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: LRoggy
looked really old

Dallas originally aired in 1978 -- 34 years ago.

We all have changed our looks in that period of time.

In the after-show live program on the TNT website, Duffy commented that he was about the age [early 30s] of the 2 'boys' [Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalf] when he first starred in Dallas in 1978.
47 posted on 06/14/2012 7:56:18 AM PDT by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: LRoggy

Remember that when the original “Dallas” was on there was no such thing as “HDTV”. So now when we see TV “Stars” we see them warts and all(no place to hide).


48 posted on 06/14/2012 8:01:23 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

I fell asleep.

Rating of 6.5? Yep, I can live with that.


49 posted on 06/14/2012 8:05:33 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: US Navy Vet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas_(2012_TV_series)


50 posted on 06/14/2012 8:07:44 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-67 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson