“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

TNT's "DALLAS" - First Look

If you missed last night's "First Look" on the return of "Dallas" to the small screen, then wait no more... I have the trailer from TNT right here.  If you're a fan of the old series, or remember the characters, this will definitely take you back to yesteryear, and we absolutely loved it!
The preview starts with Bobby (Patrick Duffy) with his all too familiar voice, "All those fights over Ewing Oil, and Southfork. We laid waste to everything in our path, J.R., and for what?

OMG! This is Priceless!

Entertainment Weekly said it best:
"There was a shot of a liver-spotted hand, then a glimpse of some wildly overgrown white eyebrows — why, it was J.R. Ewing himself! Hagman sat in a chair in a darkened room, looking as though he was trying to turn Southfork into a set for The Godfather."
Most of the lines were from Bobby, but you got a sense of all the drama that would ensue.
I am sick to death of this family devouring itself over money!” said Bobby.
No drilling on my ranch!” said Bobby to Henderson’s John Ross.
The Good-looking and hot-tempered son of Bobby and Pam, Christopher (Metcalfe) angrily says, “Oil’s the past, John Ross.”
Couldn’t disagree more,” snaps John Ross. “You’ll never be a Ewing, Christopher!

The trailer cuts back and forth between J.R. and Bobby, and the new brood of Ewings.
I don’t want them to be like us,” said Bobby, talking about the new-new-new Ewings.
And I also agree with Ken Tucker, from Entertainment Weekly, responding to Bobby's suggestion of not wanting the kids to be like them:
"Well, I do. The more the new young punks act like the ruthless barons of the 1980s hit, the better this series will be."
And this is exactly true, the more ruthless and scandalous John Ross and Bobby are, the stronger the show will be.  This is what made "Dallas" a powerhouse back in the 80's. 

It was also great hearing the infamous theme song in the background as the words, “Money,” “Power,” and “Rivalry” blazed across the screen.

You also have sense of betrayal, when a brief close-up of Sue Ellen telling John Ross, "Think of me as your ally," flashes across the screen.

For those who remember the original series, the last 5 years of the show, Sue Ellen was always siding with Bobby, or finding ways to get back at J.R.  So I'm interested to see what she meant by saying "ally" to John Ross.  I mean, he is her son after all, what won't a mother do for her son?

And finally, one of the most memorable lines from last night, Bobby was always a fool” and “I’m the one who belongs on Southfork. It’s mine, and only mine.J.R. proclaims.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Will it survive, meaning J.R. mostly, or have people moved on from this iconic show of the past? As usual, we'll just have to wait and see. Loved the hotties though as well as the sneak peak teaser.

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