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Marathoned the last five episodes of Dallas 2012 in one go on Friday night. And I certainly did NOT see the twist coming. It had never crossed my mind that Rebecca was actually Rebecca Barnes, Cliff's daughter. I thought she was some sort of a professional con or something, though I found that hard to believe even with the way Tommy's body was disposed off, and I was still like, Who *was* she? No wonder she couldn't answer when Christopher kept asking her on who she was.

But she's more believable as the daughter of the vengeful Cliff, still apparently hell-bent on continuing the Barnes-Ewing family feud, than *just* a con woman. And ... I could see Pam in her, now that I know she's a Barnes, though I guess that's where the similarites end.

I wish Elena continues to be John Ross's girl though *sighs*

And I shed a few tears here and there, especially when JR got maudlin and all.

There's one thing very wrong with it though and that's Bobby and Annie carving their names on that tree. That should be Bobby and Pam's name, she was there first, not Annie, no matter how much he loves her now. That is just so wrong.

But otherwise, I love the series. It'd never take the place of the original Dallas in my heart, but I love it all the same and I can't wait for season 2 to begin. Pity about Elena and John Ross though ...

Date: 2012-09-24 02:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weird-fin.livejournal.com
Not reading the spoilers but interesting to see the first mention of Dallas on my flist! I've seen the first 3 or so eps, before they didn't get high enough ratings and will air it on a different channel in a few months instead.

Date: 2012-09-25 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
They don't even air it here! At least not yet. The original series was highly popular here so they'll probably air it but at a much later date, maybe when season 2 has started lol.

Btw, did you watch the original Dallas? You're too young to watch it then but maybe you've seen the reruns?
Edited Date: 2012-09-25 02:35 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-09-25 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weird-fin.livejournal.com
I was surprised it aired here.

No, it was one of the ones I've missed seeing. I don't think its had many -if any reruns here, unlike some of the other shows. I take it you did and liked it if you're watching the new series?

edit: I was mostly interested in it because of the guy who plays Christopher and Larry Hagman.
Edited Date: 2012-09-25 01:13 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-09-26 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
I was in secondary school when Dallas first aired and oh boy, did I love it? It was totally *my* show back then, counting down the hours till the next episode!

What shows did you see Larry Hagman and the guy who played Christopher in?

Date: 2012-09-24 06:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] munibunny.livejournal.com
I did the same thing last week and marathoned, like, 6 episodes in one day.

Hadn't thought about it but, yes, Rebecca does remind me a bit of Pam. And you're right, it felt very wrong that Bobby and Annie had carved their names in the tree next to Jock and Ellie.

Honestly, I was really starting to like the reformed John Ross. Of course, it wouldn't be Dallas if he turned good though, would it?

Date: 2012-09-25 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
Did it ever occur to you that Rebecca might be Cliff's daughter? I thought that was a good twist there. I was not much of a fan of her, but now that I know that she's Pam's niece, I just may end up being a fan after all!

I wish Elena doesn't look ... odd, I like her character but she's just so skinny, bordering on anorexic skinny even, and at times she even looked like she might be having thyroid problems. I was hoping that she'd have more faith in John Ross but I guess Christopher being her first love and all ..., just like Elena was Chris's first love. I thought the show might want to make the John Ross/Elena and Chris/Rebecca pairing work and I was disappointed with that. But it wasn't wrong the way that Bobby/Annie tree-carving felt wrong to me!

There will be a season 2, won't it? I dare not google about it for fear of being spoiled. Heheh, still hoping that Pam will make a comeback and I want to squee properly if that is so.

Date: 2012-09-24 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arabia764.livejournal.com
I'm afraid I only made it through the first episode. I was so disappointed that JR's son was the baddie and Bobby's good. It should have been the other way around!

Date: 2012-09-25 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
John Ross tried, he really did ... but JR was there. He wasn't a baddie throughout the show and he broke my heart when he tried his damnest to do the right thing. Poor boy, I was actually rooting for him.

Date: 2012-09-26 06:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-o-r-h-a-e-l.livejournal.com
John Ross? You mean Jensen Ross.

:D:D

Date: 2012-09-26 03:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
Oh gosh, yes of course!!

Do you know that Jensen's dad made an appearance in the original Dallas? I think it was as a newscaster or something. Now if only Jensen would guest star in it ... *dreamswisheshopes*

Date: 2012-09-26 06:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-o-r-h-a-e-l.livejournal.com
Last night I don't know why my brother wondered why they don't remake Dallas. And I told him, they already have! :P

Date: 2012-09-26 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] layne67.livejournal.com
Your brother watched the original Dallas? He's a fan? Then he should watch this next generation of Dallas! The original cast is mostly still there, though much, much older of course. The babies in the original series are the main characters now!

Btw, do you remember Jordana Brewster who played Delilah in The Faculty? She's in Dallas 2012!
Edited Date: 2012-09-26 03:38 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-10-01 07:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-o-r-h-a-e-l.livejournal.com
He watched a little, I guess. Yes, I saw Jordana there. :D

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