Tuesday, 21 August 2012

JR is back!

Channel 5 has announced that they will be showing the new series of Dallas next month.

I watched the first series of Dallas as a child - in fact, my tenth birthday party ended early so people could watch the episode where it was revealed who shot JR.

Dallas, based on the feud between rival oil barons the Ewings and the Barnes, is best watched as a comedy. Clive James mercilessly lampooned the ten-gallon hats and far-fetched storylines in the 80's and Larry Hagman as JR Ewing always seemed to me to be playing his character for laughs.  He's back in the new series, the twinkle in his eye undimmed.

No comments:

Post a Comment