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Dallas - Season One

by Ken Tasho
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Monday Jan 14, 2013
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Fans of the original "Dallas" salivated over the news that a reboot was coming to the TNT Network. The mouth-watering will continue, as the 10 episodes from "Dallas: Season One" are ready to own with a reasonable price and over 2 hours of special features.

This new "Dallas" should be subtitled ’The Offspring,’ as this reboot features the sons of original characters Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) and J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) in their fight for control of the coveted Southfork estate. The cunning John Ross is played by handsome actor Josh Henderson, while the more down-to-earth Christopher Ewing belongs to "Desperate Housewives" star Jesse Metcalfe.

Try as it may, "Dallas" just isn’t as sudsy as it was back in the day. The series closing episode features a nice twist, yet can’t compare to the cliffhangers of yore. Along with Duffy and Hagman, Linda Gray comes back as Sue Ellen, yet she’s underused in many of the season’s episodes. When Sue Ellen decides to run for governor, Ms. Gray finally gets a chance to shine. Some nice nods to the original series are used, such as numerous mentions of Miss Ellie, the Barbara Bel Geddes character. Also back very briefly are original stars Ken Kercheval and Charlene Tilton.

"Back in Production": a behind-the-scenes on the first day of filming with stars Hagman and Henderson.

"Dressing Dallas": this features a look at the wardrobe of the new series.

"Who Shot J.R.?": cast members take a look back at the most memorable cliffhanger in the show’s history.

"Southfork Legacy": writers and cast members talk about how "Dallas" was brought back to TV.

"Oil and Water": interviews with the cast as they discuss the appeal of the Ewing family.

A pilot commentary and deleted scenes are also included on this 3-disc DVD set.

"Dallas: Season One"
DVD
$39.98
www.wbtvondvd.com

Ken Tasho is a Corporate Drone by day and Edge Contributor by night. He has a love for all things ’80’s and resides in the Wayland Square area of Providence, RI...but would much rather be sharing an apartment in NYC with ’80’s rock goddesses Pat Benatar and Deborah Harry.

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