'Dallas' Review: TNT Revives The Drama And J.R. Revives His Greed

Just as it makes sense for Netflix, the home of many kinds of niche fare, to fund a new season of "Arrested Development," it was smart of TNT, a very mainstream cable network, to revisit to the "Dallas" franchise. The network and the show, as evidenced by the pleasingly cheesy reboot that debuts with a two-hour episode 9 p.m. ET Wednesday, are a perfect fit.

TNT is all about satisfying most of the people most of the time, and the channel does a good job of churning out the kind of crowd-pleasing, reliably decent, not-too-challenging fare that the networks used to air two or three decades ago. That's not a dig; it's just a statement of fact to say that when you tune in to a TNT program, you know what you're getting and it'll probably be reasonably competent (which is more than I can say for a fair number of broadcast network shows, especially in the summer). Read More...


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