Variety article about JR's passing

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  1. Karin Schill

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    The resurrection of Dallas came too late. From the outset I knew Larry wasn't well but I was thankful he had the opportunity to return to the role which made him internationally famous. But where the hell was he in this convoluted mess? Even that old dear Esther Shapiro asked, "Where the hell was JR Ewing?" I've always argued Dallas should have returned with a thoroughly constructed full season series with a thrilling, "Who Killed JR?" as the cliffhanger. The producers - just like they did all those years ago - could have had a conga-line of suspects being filmed shooting the bastard. Starting with;


    Sue Ellen (she failed before, give her another go)
    John Ross (because JR ruined the one friend John Ross ever had - Peter)
    Bobby (because JR had his wicked way with Bobby's true love, April)
    Christopher (because JR slept with his mother)
    Ray (because JR did the nasty with one of Ray's women)
    Donna (just because)
    Jenna (to see if she could act in a killer scene)
    Charlie (because JR robbed her of any chance to ride her horse and Brad Pitt again at Southfork)
    Lucas (he wasn't aware he he shot his uncle, still clueless he is a Ewing)
    James (read Jenna)
    Cally (she doesn't need a gun. JR hearing her voice drops dead)
    Cliff (he wants revenge because he copped another cream pie in the face a the Oil Baron's Ball and blames JR - for everything)
    Mandy (Sue Ellen failed again so Mandy steps up to the plate)
    Lucy (so short she wounds JR in the groin)
    Afton (she begins to sing, JR drops dead)
    Katherine (she kills JR with her death stare)

    With Special Guest Star

    Pamela Barnes Ewing
    "You filthy snake"

    BANG!

    THE END :)
     
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    Interesting how all of the 11 comments on the article in Variety are enthusiastically positive about TNT‘s DALLAS.
     
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    Yeah the comments were positive at this time so the show certainly had fans. It's just too bad that the ratings plummeted like a rock at the start of season three... :(

    But yeah I wish Dallas had come back sooner after it was first announced they were bringing it back in the fall of 2009 if memory serves me right. I mean a lot of precious time that Larry could have been on Dallas was lost when they took two years to write and shot the new pilot episode.
     
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    That time frame from announcement to the first episode screening surprised me. Seriously? Major movies laden with CGI are released quicker. I wonder what was going on behind the scenes to cause such a delay.
     
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    I think that the delay was due to that Cynthia Cidre had a previous work commitment.
     
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    Well, if there was an opportunity for TNT to seek someone with better qualifications as showrunner that was the excuse they needed.
     
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    I would have preferred a better send off for JR Ewing. Having him die in some seedy Mexican hotel was awful.
     
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    Yeah she was off destroying some other show before she got her hands on Dallas. :(
     

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