@Sarah, I was appalled by the movie. I'm not a total DS purist (I'm one of the champions of the DS reboot they produced in 1991), but what Burton did to DS would be akin to having JR and Sue Ellen played by Benny Hill and Phyllis Diller. Like others have said, Joan Bennett really makes the early episodes. Nancy Barrett is the unsung heroine of the show's later years, showcasing a lot of talent and range when given the chance as the plots get really nutso. The line flubs and prop mistakes only makes it more fun to watch, IMO.