Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Years ago they rode off into the sunset, and now, they’re back!
The Ewings are embroiled in the high-stakes cut-throat realms of the oil industry once again.
The intrigues are obviously still fascinating to television viewers at home, judging by the ratings the two-hour premiere episode rustled up last Wednesday night on a cable network.
According to the pollsters, 7 million tuned in to catch the return of the night-time soaper.
Not surprisingly, the resurrected saga attracted an older demographic, out to catch up on a cast of Dallas characters that fans either loved or hated.
Three of the original members of the cast – Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, and Linda Gray - have climbed back in the saddle.
Two fresh faces - Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalfe – have been introduced to attract a younger “with-it” audience.
Like Dynasty, the producers of the old production often left viewers in suspense with emotionally-charged cliff-hangers, to lure them back the following week.
Who could forget the infamous “shower scene” or the big question posted in one episode.
Who shot J.R.???
Hopefully, there will be much of the same with refreshing new twists!