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Following the newest trend of reviving old TV shows for new audiences, tonight saw the return of Dallas, giving TV viewers somethint to talk about until Mad Men comes back. Rather than rebooting, however, they are picking up where they left off. Bobby, Pam, J.R., and Sue Ellen are all still around. The action, however, mainly focuses on the foibles of Bobby's adopted son Christopher and J.R.'s son Jon Ross.

They seem to be following the style of the old show quite closely: everyone is screwing everyone over (when they're not plain screwing everyone, that is). They can get away with a lot more now because of the change in cultural values and the move to a cable station from a network. One thing they did alter slightly was the opening sequence; they cut some bars from the theme song and don't match the names up with clips of the actor any more. That makes it easier to figure out who everyone is.

It's a shame Barbara Bel Geddes died. I'd like to see her on the show again.

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