The Ewings are back!
Following an amazing gap of 21 years, Patrick Duffy, Linda Grey and Larry Hagman return to their roles as Bobby, Sue –Ellen and J.R respectively.
The world is a different place since
Dallas’ previous 13 year stint ended and this
is reflected in the show. Bobby is happy breeding cattle on Southfolk and J.R
languishes in a nursing home suffering with clinical depression. Meanwhile
J.R’s long-suffering ex-wife Sue- Ellen is running for political office.
The oil business wheeling and dealing is now done between the younger generation of Ewings. Bobby’s son Christopher is investing in alternative energy while J.R Jr. follows in his Father’s footsteps by attempting to locate a new source of oil.
In a TV & movie market saturated with re-makes and re-boots it’s very refreshing to see original characters, played by the same actors, brought into a current setting.
This is a must-see for anyone who saw the original show and an interesting alternative
drama for those bored with formulaic detective type series.
Look out for show-stealing 80 year-old Larry Hagman’s name when it’s TV awards time.
Ric’s Rating: Highly Recommended.