The ratings for last night’s premiere of TNT’s Dallas (a continuation of the popular 1980s nighttime soap) are in, and with 6.8 million viewers, it looks like a lot of people were eager to get see the Ewing family again.
Were you one of them? What did you think? Twitter was certainly buzzing with reactions last night, good and bad (naturally).
I only saw the first half and am embarrassed to say I’m not familiar with the original series (feel free to educate me!—I’ll probably at least Wikipedia the family tree), but while I have to say I wasn’t blown away by...well, any of it, I did think the tension between John Ross, Elena, and Christopher was interesting. What can I say? I’m a sucker for triangles involving
brothers cousins and the epic angst that generally accompanies them.
Will you watch again, or did you get it all out of your system last night? And are/were you in it for one generation in particular, or both? Let’s talk Dallas, people!
*For more on the new Dallas, read Aliza Mann’s “The Deliciousness of Dallas Is Returning to Television” as well as Rachel Hyland’s “Summer Lovin’, Part 2”*