Southfork should NOT have been changed, and anyone with any feeling for the original show would know that. In this ‘continuation’ a lot of fans tuned in to see the familiar as well as the new and the change of the Southfork interior is jarring to many who became familiar with it. The new interiors will never get the same affection and will alienate fans further from the show at a time when it needs to gain viewers and not lose them.
Another example of how history has been rewritten-In the pilot episode of the new Dallas, Ewing family cook Carmen (who arrived in 2012 not 1987 as we’re led to believe) tells Christopher Ewing “Eat slower mijo. I feel like I’ve been saying that since you were 5”. As if! Could you imagine any of the Ewing household staff daring to say anything so bold to any of the family? The most they said was either “yes Mr/Mrs Ewing” “No Mr/Mrs Ewing” or “There’s a telephone call for you Mr/Mrs Ewing”. But I digress, back to the interior of Southfork. I hope and pray, as I think some others do, that there will be a fire a la the original series, allowing some much needed remodeling to happen. Then Southfork can go back to looking how it should, Jock’s portrait can re-appear where it belongs along with a new one featuring Miss Ellie and one of JR (though maybe his would look better hung in the office of Ewing Energies).
Anyway, Southfork is currently missing-about 5 bedrooms, 1 gym, 1 library, 1 office, 1 proper dining room (with a swing door into the kitchen), 1 separate kitchen and one living room-exactly like they were in the original series but obviously updated for 2013. Above are some pictures of the old Southfork interiors-how they should still look today!