I guess we will not get another serial family drama like Dallas again.

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    ABC cancelled Blood&Oil and FOX cancelled Longstar.
     
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    Guess we might as well all kill ourselves.
     
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    It's not like Dallas. But have you tried watching "Empire"?
    I would classify that as a family drama with a lot of music thrown in. It's a bit of a cross between Dynasty, Dallas, The Cosby's and Fame but with a modern slant to it. :)
     
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    I've heard it's good and people get a kick out of it. I've also heard it's more the campy side of these dramas.

    I know House of Cards isn't a family since it's just two in the Underwood household but it has the ruthless power grabs and drama of how Dallas, Dynasty and Falcon Crest started out - actually in far more ruthless. And I haven't seen it but read the books on Game of Thrones and that a family drama on a whole other level. And Downtown Abbey did well.

    I guess my point is there obviously is an interest in this type of thing but the '80s dramas as they progressed into cheesy left people skeptical. Now that there's a longing for the good old days they try them again and they focus on the cheesy instead of as is mentioned the good "family" serial drama.
     
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    I didn't hear a thing about Lonestar but Blood&Oil was just awful - just a cheesy parody of a family drama. I could almost see how it could have been good but it was like people monkeyed with it and it failed - like the writer was on to something and the producers messed it up.
     
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    Empire just looks like Glee.
     
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    House Of Cards is too political. I want ranches and oil fields. I guess I'll just have to settle with the Walker Texas Ranger reruns to see the great state of Texas.
     
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    BLOOD&OIL was good enough for being the ripoff of DALLAS that it was and ABC was too cheap to deal with Warner Bros TV to #SaveDallas. As for LONESTAR, FOX pulled it after only 2 episodes.
     
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    I attempted to give "Empire" a chance however just couldn't get into it. The premise sounded good but for me it lacks heart and soul. I might be missing something since it rates quite well in the America however that said, it didn't rate very well here in Australia and was relegated to the graveyard shift.
     
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    I'll go further and say commercial networks today focus far too much on the 16-39 age group. What about the 39-99 year age group. You know, the ones that watched the original season 1978-1991 run. Most producers/writers/showrunners today just don't get it. Plots need to be fast and furious with tight editing. I don't need cheese. I want an adult drama, characters with heart and soul which I can feel emotionally attached to with great dialogue and long scenes.

    After watching the trailer for "The Crown," coming soon to Netflix I'm tempted to subscribe just to view such a show. If companies like this are prepared to invest in such a program and commercial networks are not, then they deserve everything coming to them - failure.

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
     
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    Yes it is very political. I like the ranches oil fields and business of the show and as for falcon Crest add conspiracy theories. And as was mentioned her family aspect and I'll add a little romance missing from house of cards.
     
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    But these are carbon copies ..... they don't hold a candle to the best DALLAS 78-91. LOL
     
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    Looks good. I was first thinking of the royals on e - haven't seen it and heard little about it b nothing's drug me to watch it. I did watch kings Ian mcshane a few years back but it was short lived.
     
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    I wouldn't take Dallas to 91 as the best but prior to the dream season reveal I'll agree it was extraordinary. I'd also put falcon Crest up there until season 9. That was some damn good drama!
     
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    I feel like Empire is potentially a good show but the pacing is off. Some stuff needs to be a bit more slow paced and balanced. Also they need to put Cookie and Lucious together. I really hate how they keep pulling them apart to replicate Dynasty's Blake-Alexis-Krystle triangle which is just not working. Cookie and Lucious will work best together.

    Oh and I saw a clip from "The Crown" and I agree it looks really good. :)
     
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    I'll wait for Fuller House Season 2. Eventually I guess I'll have to get the Dallas DVDs out and do a long binge since no channel will air Dallas in the US.
     
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    Ah. You're a Full(er) House fan. Makes sense now lol I guess that show does satisfy your need for soapy family drama? o_O

    If you have the DVDs, what on Earth do you care whether it's being repeated?
     
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    Because I don't want to get out DVDs all the time. I like to just turn on the TV for background and watch casually as I fall asleep. Yes I do like Fuller House.
     
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    How difficult is it to put on a DVD?


    You want DALLAS to air on TV so you have something to help you sleep?

    You're on a wind up now, right?
     
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