Flamingo Road Why didn't this show succeed?

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  1. E-JULIAN

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    Yours is a good POV Rove. I think the difference is that Field Carlisle and Jason Colby were supposed to be the "heroes" and "protagonists" but J.R, Ewing was the "antagonist" and "the bad one" (the protagonist was Bobby and he was always faithful to Pamela).
    Adulterous protagonist/hero... BAD! Adulterous antagonist/villain... GOOD!
    Flamingo Road/The Colbys... FAIL! Dallas... HIT!
     
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    I wasted minutes of my life watching some FR on YouTube and can safely say that the reason it failed was because it was SH#T!!! Awful intro, awful title, AWFUL SHOW!
     
  3. Willie Oleson

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    I agree!:gotcha:
     
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    Dreadful show. I can't believe it made it two seasons. Makes the Colbys look like Masterpiece Theater. I think the intro cost $1 to make.
     
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    Ah, but The Colbys was a soap masterpiece.
     
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    I am surprised that Dynasty or the Colbys didn't get Fairchild on any of their series,' especially the Colbys as that would easily fit her acting range.
     
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    I have to agree. For me the intro suffered greatly from an identity crisis. My initial reaction was, is this set in in the jungles of South America or the Congo. The composer begins with what sounds like conga drums to the full violin arrangement. It was all over the place. The great thing about the Dallas and Dynasty intro themes was they set the tone for the show. Dallas was big and brassy while the theme for Dynasty instilled thoughts of class and melodrama.
     
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    I love it. It's exciting and sultry - like a black cop show on the Love Boat, and I think it fits the tone of the show.
    After all, it wasn't Dallas or Dynasty.
     
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    I don't know, but I think it's a shame she never returned to the role of Jenna on Dallas. Although, I guess Jenna would've been very different if Fairchild had kept the role.
     
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    Yes, and then there should also have been a character named Brittany Fairchild, played by Priscilla Barnes.
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    I've always thought Morgan Fairchild would have given Jenna just the right amount of bite the character and Dallas needed. And in my opinion I think Morgan Fairchild, Morgan Brittany and Victoria Principle would have played off each in such a positive way it would have lifted the show even further.
     
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    DALLAS couldn't afford to buy so much hairspray. Apparently, Falcon Crest had a bigger budget.
     
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    I frankly think that MF was scared sh)tless of LA Principal and that's a big factor in why she didn't return.
     
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    It was a second adaptation of an old Robert Wilder ' s novel ( the first one being Crawford' movie) So maybe it remained a little bit old fashioned... Maybe the action should have been set in the 50's... ? At least nostalgia could have worked out... Anyway I enjoyed watching it as a teenager. The voodoo storyline concluding the series was really fun... Its cancellation was unfair when you compare it to other shows which didn't fare so well...
     
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    i never wanted to be JR. granted i was a kid when the show when off the air in (1991) hell i wasn't even born yet when it aired in Spring of (1978) i wasn't born until September so there y go. anyways i can't answer for everyone on here. but i grew up not with watching Larry on Dallas like many here did for me it was I Dream of Jeannie which is a show i still love. it's cheesy as hell but i still love it. hell i watched the (1991) tv film and was pissed when Hagman didn't do it.

    for me it's not about how many women he sleeps with but just maybe how far he goes to get what he wants. and since the show is just fiction we can enjoy it but sadly there are JR's out there in the real world and those are the ones we do really hate. but when i watched the 1st season as i call it it wasn't about Hagman that made me a fan or what he did in the role. it was the writing and the cast pretty much. i remember my dad watching Dallas as a kid i normally was in bed or going to bed when it was on or going upstairs to read or something. but i got Introduced to Patrick Duffy through Step By Step a show i still love. but enough about Dallas lol.

    anyways there's a LOT of tv shows that i fell in love with that got Cancelled because some of them i think were ahead of their time like Kolchak: the night stalker that's a show that was cancelled too soon and the remake was actually pretty damn good too so i count that one as well.
     
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    I want this on DVD, (with a slipcase). Maybe we should ask Shout! Factory.
     

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