I tried to watch TNT Dallas with fresh eyes Willie and could easily accept THIS WAS about the next generation but the story the writers created by screwing around with Lorimar Dallas was inept. I'd personally like to know the justification behind their thinking on this. Surely the producers/writers must have had some concept this would not sit well with original fans. You don't alienate that fan base straight out of the gate. It would explain why so many viewers (U.S.A.) deserted the series after the first episode screened. Then we had the ripple effect as that same reaction was felt around the globe. You cannot deny this. Some will argue (possibly yourself) that we got 3 seasons of Dallas. Sorry not good enough in my view. I didn't wish for Dallas to go out with a whimper again after experiencing that the first time around with Lorimar Dallas. I longed for strong story-telling., that connection I felt with Dallas up until "Swan Song." If the responsibility of a re-imagined Dallas was to fall on the shoulders of John Ross and Christopher that is fine but we cannot ignore the fact JR, Bobby, Sue Ellen, Ray, Jenna and others were just as relevant, if more so. I'd bet my house that most of those viewers that initially tuned in were itching to see those characters previously mentioned. Not that _______ Ramos family. The writers/producers/showrunner clearly had an agenda from the get go regarding their version of Dallas. Their agenda failed, spectacularly. They and others stand behind that failure. I appreciate your defense of TNT Dallas, clearly you enjoyed it and that is to be commended. There were some elements I liked, for example; the kitchen scene between mother (Sue Ellen) and son (John Ross). It reminded me what could have been.