Anorak | Dallas Is Back – You’re Not Dreaming: Let’s Just Hope It Reawakens Dynasty

Dallas Is Back – You’re Not Dreaming: Let’s Just Hope It Reawakens Dynasty

by | 11th, July 2011

DALLAS is to make a return to the telly. The US soap opera that between 1978 and 1991 charted the lives of the Ewings cattle and oil family, of the Southfork Ranch in Texas introducing us to The Oil Barons’ Ball and a scheming secretary called Sly (no-one said it was subtle) is coming back.

Does the telly need Dallas ? Anorak has spent the last few moments working out that because of the money paid on the compulsory licence fee, a one-hour screening of the 1980s soap opera will cost us 0.00019p. It is 0.0012p cheaper than EastEnders . You might think, makes is appear a sound investment. But, then, an apple in Marks & Spencer one of those big shiny ones hand-picked by Brazilian virgins wearing gloves made from kid goat perineums costs around 42p. And, you know what, we’d go without 30,216 episodes of EastEnders for one bite of that apple.

And no soap opera is free. Hollyoaks , Crossroads’ bastard child, is on Channel 4 you pay for that in your licence fee. And there’s Coronation Street on ITV, a show now so firmly locked in its own past that it resembles a swirling bath tubs of soapy water making its way round and round life’s plug hole.

So. What of the new Dallas? Well, the old one never ended with a

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