Can TNT’s Dallas Survive Without Larry Hagman?Can TNT’s Dallas Survive Without Larry Hagman?

It’s hard to determine what genre of television program that I enjoy. It seems that I like them all. I tend to take pleasure in shows that have equal amounts of comedy and drama — lots and lots of scandalous drama. What can I say? I like conflict. Perchance that’s why I love TNT’s brilliant reboot ofDallas so much. Since it premiered this past summer, I’ve been hooked like phonics — especially on its resident diabolical scoundrel, the conniving J.R. Ewing played to perfection by Larry Hagman.

By now, I’m sure we’ve all heard that Hagman, a veteran of television and film, passed away on November 23, 2012 due to complications from throat cancer. Without a doubt, the world lost one of its finest actors. I mean, let’s keep it real — nobody played a villain better than Hagman. When it comes to titillating soap operas, people usually root for the good guys to prevail. I typically don’t. Sorry, folks — I always found myself rooting for J.R. to trump his do-good brother Bobby, and take over the Southfork ranch once and for all. Heck, Bobby’s boring. Bad guys have all the fun. Read More...


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