Get ready to have that famous theme song stuck in your head again: TNT has released the latest trailer for its ambitious new series Dallas, a remake of the popular CBS primetime soap opera that ran for 13 shocking seasons from 1978 to 1991. The two-and-a-half minute preview is a bit odd; it starts off artsy, with the Dallas theme swelling in the background, then it goes into trailer mode with footage from the show, then the actors have a roundtable discussion and spout a few critics' cliches, and then there's more footage. But them Ewing boys sure are handsome!
Predicting the new Dallas's success is tricky. On one hand, it's a continuation of one of the most well-known shows of all time, one that broke TV barriers and set the bar for dramas to follow. On the other hand, the elements that made the original Dallas successful are now commonplace on TV, so what can the new version bring to the table?
I don't see this being a big hit, and I don't see a remake of a show that your parents watched bringing in the coveted 18-35 year old demographic, either. But as a time-wasting sudsy drama, it should do fine.
– Were you a fan of the original Dallas? Are you excited for the new Dallas?
– Do you think Dallas should be laid to rest and not be remade?
– Do you think the Ewing boys are dead ringers for Chicago Cubs general manager Theo Epstein and Jonathan Rhys Meyers?
– Will there be any milkshake-drinking in this series?