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.