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Twenty years on, here is glossy hokum in abundance as the iconic series returns - stalwarts joined by glamorous young newcomers.

At first come the shocks. Can a rare cancer mean Bobby is just days from death? Surely JR cannot be senile in a home? Never fear. As ever, we are being teased - brothers soon again at loggerheads over proposed oil drilling at Southfork, Larry Hagman's JR on form with every dirty trick in the book. Sons Christopher and John Ross will also be locked in combat (scriptwriters ensuring both will be without shirts as often as possible).

Yes, it is full-bloodedly back to doubledealing, secret agendas, inevitable treachery from the latest beautiful hair-swishing lovers, even a killing or two. Meanwhile Sue Ellen (now teetotal) runs for governor and old Ewing enemy Cliff Barnes determines to cause maximum mayhem.

10 episodes full of twists and turns. Interesting bonuses tell how the series was updated, skilfully incorporating the old and the new.

Perhaps best appreciated by fans of the original, they still experiencing a tingle on hearing that signature tune. The DVD box set is the best way to view - episodes not separated by a week, then divided by adverts into segments, but with far greater impact when seen in quick succession.

Sit back and enjoy. Never was "Dallas" meant to be taken seriously. It is glorious escapism and remains great fun.
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on 1 September 2017
Having been a Dallas fan from the start it was good to visit the too short later series in 22012.
Sad they only shot three series.
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on 12 March 2017
Brilliant afternoon tv
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on 13 January 2013
This is a lovely DVD for Dallas and Larry Hagman fans. A must for any collection to keep over the years
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on 15 March 2017
Very pleased with this DVD x
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on 25 November 2012
I had a vague memory of the old Dallas' fame but the image of a villain J.R. (like the iconic hats of Dynasty's brunette she-devil) somehow stayed with me over time, so when this new series arrived I was curious to give it a try (also knowing some of the new actors), even if I can't clearly have a deep opinion about the continuity-factor & how faithfully the old plot developed into the new 1, but I can say that the core legacy of the big picture survived...& overall I've liked it, both the old & new group.

As the writers told in the dvds' interview you won't find anything groundbreaking here, but a good classic storytelling, & it's also played well by the cast, not as a bad soap-opera (Larry Hagman in great form in primis, also thanks to his funny naughty lines!): every episode closes with a cliffhanger & even if there are just 10 of them there's evolution for those characters (nobody is just black & white). Anyway they've left something bombastic for the finale, preparing for more to come next. Besides, nice touch using songs of Johnny Cash to set the mood for the key-moments!
The (authentic this time arund) landscape & setting is beautifully shot with a modern set of cameras (again, not only close-ups like soaps used to do), plus there is some guest star from the old show too as a gift for the fans, & probably we'll see more than that in the next season, due to the success of this experiment (in short not a reboot but a continuity with a new generation from the previous Dallas). Even if you didn't know the original 1, if you like something "Gossip Girl's style", you could enjoy this as well.

"Blood is thicker than water. And oil is thicker than blood": the motto gives you an idea about what you should expect from the series...PS_It's so sad to hear that Larry Hagman has just passed away. Dallas won't be the same without this icon, RIP.
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on 17 November 2012
Like every other Dallas die-hard, I awaited this series with both anticipation and trepidation. So many re-makes fall flat, and this one could have been miserable. The good news? It's fabulous! The old Dallas themes we know and love are there - family, rivalry, business wars, double dealing and the age old argument about pumping oil at Southfork.......However, everything feels shiny, new and polished this time around. The episodes tend to concentrate on the deteriorating relationship between cousins John Ross and Christopher and they light up the screen, which is amazing considering whose cowboy boots they have to fill. However, it is the old devils who make it worth the watch - J.R. and Bobby are still locking horns, and the chemistry between J.R. and Sue Ellen is still sparkling. Larry Hagman is still pure gold on the screen - the old Texas charisma just can't be beaten. Sue Ellen (I have stopped caling her Swellin as befits her new, sober, powerful role)is a joy to watch..........My only criticisms are that the other female characters are not as interesting as they could be, that Cliff isn't featured enough(!!!!!) and that the inside of Southfork appears to have been re-arranged beyond recognition. But these are only minor points. Nothing can ever match Dallas in its heyday but this new incarnation is great fun and, as always, the cliffhanger will have you waiting for the next season. Bring it on!
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on 24 February 2013
It was great seeing alot of the old cast together with new very eciting ones. Dallas is age proof. What a terrible shame about Larry Hagman r.i.p.
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on 26 February 2013
Back to the 80's. Same plots but updated characters plus a few of the old ones. great entertainment. Highly recommended for a wet Sunday.
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on 2 March 2013
so nice to see an old series revived without them messing it all up. This follows on from where it left off perfectly.
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