I've always totally cracked up at my little cousins, because they always want to know if something is "appropriate" for them to watch. Normally, it's because I think "of course it is, or I wouldn't show you!", but sometimes it's because what I'm showing them is something like "Little Women" and I think "oh, come on!". I was so surprised when I wanted to show them "Grease" and was told it wasn't appropriate because people were smoking. I mean, Rizzo thinks she is knocked up, and you think it's inappropriate because of the smoking? Okie-dokie!
I was not a kid watching Disney. Of course, we didn't even have Disney channel when I was a kid, so maybe that was why. My parents were definitely not the appropriate police. My favorite movie was "Urban Cowboy", my favorite songs were "Whiskey River" by Willie Nelson and "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer (RIP), and my favorite TV shows were "Days of our Lives" and "Dallas" with re-runs of "Three's Company" thrown in for good measure. Now, maybe that isn't "appropriate" stuff for a kid, but I think I turned out just fine!
Which all brings me to my point... DALLAS IS BACK ON TV Y'ALL!!!!
I've been so excited ever since it got the green light to start filming and it finally aired last night. I rushed home from class so that I could watch it all. I got a late start, but it was so worth it. I loved every single minute! Here's my thoughts:
(1) I got goose bumps when the theme music started. I was comparing and contrasting (in my mind)the opening credits scenes of Dallas now vs. Dallas in the early 1980's. So much change!
(2) I thought the characters had great progression. Bobby was in exactly how you would have imagined Bobby being now in 2012. JR, well, JR was just as villainous as ever.
(3) Gah! Lucy looks O-L-D!
(4) I think John Ross might be worse than JR! Is that even possible? Yep, he is accusing Miss Ellie of being incompetent when she made her will. Nobody talks bad about Miss Ellie!
(5) Sue Ellen might be running for governor of our Great State of Texas? At first, I thought "Well, that's a stretch," but then I thought "Rick Perry" and realized it wasn't such a crazy idea after all!
If you aren't watching you need to be. It's even gotten pretty good reviews by people who aren't totally nutty about Dallas like I am. So check it out. Heck, even let your kids watch! (kidding)