'Dallas' review: TNT's sequel stays true to the original


The TV landscape of recent years is littered with the carcasses of failed remakes, shows that attempted and failed to capture the nostalgia of the Generation X'ers who now make up the center of the coveted adults 18-49 demographic.Networks have put on everything from "Charlie's Angels" to "American Gladiators," and very few of them have worked. "Battlestar Galactica" did work, but it did so by running away from the cheesiness of the original show and embracing the darkness of its premise. "Hawaii Five-0" has done well by acknowledging the old show without being too tethered to it.TNT's "Dallas," though, is openly embracing the past. It's not so much a remake or reboot as it is a sequel, with three original cast members from the hugely successful CBS soap playing prominent roles in the new one. For a show that is so etched in TV and pop culture -- "Who shot J.R.?" is still the greatest...



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