I have waited.. dreamed of… prayed for…. ok.. so I didn’t ‘pray’ for this day to come, that would be a little nutty. Ok, so I’m kind of nutty.. but I promise, I didn’t involve the man upstairs with my Dallas obsession. Yes.. my Dallas obsession. I am so excited about the premiere tonight. Those of you who have read my previous blog post about Dallas, know that I was born this way.. so I can’t help it.
In celebration of the return of Dallas… I am posting a few favorite moments from the original Dallas over the years.
A video montage of some of J.R.’s finer moments…
Yep, J.R. is definitely one of those characters you love to hate.. but still one of my favorite Ewings.
I chose the first picture they had with Jock, because any true Dallas fan knows that things just weren’t the same after he died.
Ok, most of the people who know me also know that I am a HUGE Dallas nerd. I grew up with J.R., Sue Ellen, Bobby, Pam, Miss Ellie, Jock and the others who resided at or visited South Fork. Before the days of VCRs or being able to DVR something, my Mom and Dad were found faithfully in front of our television on a Friday night awaiting the next hour of Ewing drama. Seriously, we have a photo of when I was younger and Dallas is literally on the screen of our television in the background.
When we lived in Georgia, my Mom remembers that as soon as Dallas was over my Pa Pa would call and discuss J.R.’s latest underhanded dirty dealings from that night’s episode. It was just another way they stayed connected while living half way across the country from one another…. so when I say “I was born this way”, I really truly was.
That all changed when Bobby died and then returned in the shower.. the whole ‘dream season’ ordeal.. yeah, that was the end of Dallas in our home. My parents kind of dwindled off after that because it became too much of a soap opera… like it wasn’t all along?
When I was pregnant with my son, they were showing old Dallas reruns on Soap Net and that is when my love for Dallas was rekindled. I now own all of the DVDs. Yep, grade A nerd. My son can even recognize the Dallas theme… I’m just doing my job… the tradition continues.
Soooo, imagine my SURPRISE and EXCITEMENT when they announced that Dallas was coming back to TNT this summer. I absolutely cannot wait and I really hope it is as good as I would like it to be. I’m trying not to set my expectations too high… you know, don’t wanna set myself up for disappointment and all. I know nothing will compare to my beloved original, but maybe they’ll do it justice. Either way, I’ll be watching.
The old…. They disabled embedding on the original opening credits.. so, this will have to work.
Did you get chills just watching it????? No? Oh, well…
I have to add that Lane came in here as I was adding these videos, and said “Hey, that’s Dallas!” That’s my boy.