Maybe you had seen it happen. You sure would have heard about it from your beloved grandmother. If you are a little over the middle ripe age, you must have had a brawl at the bar or a conundrum with your spouse over it. It wouldn’t be wrong to state that the juggernaut we are talking about here, derives its roots from around as back in time, as the good olden days when Apple and Blackberry were still considered as fruits, the ‘Windows’ were square sized holes in the walls and the ‘Web’ as we know it today was believed to be a spider’s home. We are talking about the mass sensation, the goliath of a serial soap, Dallas.
Be it a feline hullaballoo at the neighborhood kitty party or be it a snack break in the midst of a bridal rehearsal, “Who shot J.R.?” had become the nation’s most widely asked question. Not only the local magazines but the debate had ranged onwards into foreign shores with a penetrative power well into the hearts of the Middle and Far East. The Barnes-Ewing Feud had been an atom bomb with widespread greed, melodrama and unexpectedness as its sidekicks. Such had been the glamour of Dallas that it had even found its way into the then Presidential Campaigns, the likes of Jimmy Carter. Dallas had been and will always be the apple of the eyes of the television audience all around the globe.
With the current revival and shut down that Dallas has witnessed, it wasn’t really justice that was meted out both to the passionate fans and the reputation of the show itself. The television primetime industry of the nation has for sure backed out on the very ideals on which the nation flutters its star spangled banner today; Justice and Freedom. The audience doesn’t get what it wants and the chains of surreal politics within the industry threatens to curb the happening worldwide sensation. With great entertainment houses fueling themselves from the emotions of the public, the likes of Dallas developers CBS and Warner Bros, this now remains a silent unheard appeal on the audience’s part, for the revival of the Dallas. With millions of eager eyes ready to jump in into the buzz and sponsors throughout the globe to support, there’s no real setbacks either for Warner Bros or CBS to give to the viewers what they really want. All we hope for is to let the silence of this appeal buzz so much that they realize the might of the happening conspiracy. We have fed you with our emotions for years now and all we expect in return is the exact dose of entertainment that we really are passionate about. Let the buzz not be about ‘Who shot J.R.?’ or ‘Who shut Dallas?’ Let the ears and the tongues move towards the question, ‘Who revived Dallas?’
And so, LTAS/Dallas/soap fans, our Dallas trilogy comes to an end. To review: In part I, titled, “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow,” we demonstrated that TNT pulled the plug on Dallas 2.0 because it didn’t have the resources of a big network, like CBS, to revive a soap juggernaut like Dallas. In Part II, For The Love Of Dallas by tvblogger1127, we showed an international audience why they support Dallas’ return and what an amazing job Cynthia Cidre did in keeping Dallas 2.0 fresh while remaining true to its history—not to mention leaving us with an excellent cliffhanger to be picked up when it is revived again on CBS. In the above final post in our trilogy, our guest blogger showed how CBS and Warner Brothers will make big bucks by bringing Dallas back. We hope that Mr. Iger over at ABC/Disney sees that the Dallas fans, arguably so of the most passionate and loyal out there, haven’t given up on Dallas, and from the looks of it never will, thus the ABC soap fans will not disappoint should that company finally bring All My Children and One Life to Live Back. The same goes for the fans of Loving, Guiding Light, Another World, and As the World Turns. On the flip side of the coin, Mr. Iger, ABC soap fans will not give up boycotting and generally advocating for the return of our beloved ABC soaps. What do you think, readers? We want to hear from you! Comment and discuss, please!