On the other hand, having grown increasingly frustrated with the show over the last two seasons, I don’t hold out much hope that things will get any better, in fact I think they will get worse. Cynthia Cidre and co have already shown an annoying and puzzling willingness to deliberately mislead the fans (as to Pam Ewing’s possible return-it was heavily hinted several times that the character was alive and could be coming back into the show-the truth was that Cidre never had the slightest intention to bring Pam back and she knew it the whole time-the only person who had the decency to try and spell it out for the fans was Victoria Principal herself)
Established history has been changed several times (Cliff’s character, section 40 now section 18, Katherine Wentworth leaving Cliff anything in her will, ‘Barnes Global’ wherever the hell it came from, Rebecca Wentworth’s will etc etc I won’t go on) and again the production company stated that everything that happened in the original was considered ‘bible’ on the new series. Obviously this is in no way true. I don’t trust anything now that I hear (or read) the production team have said (I’m looking you at you Ms. Cidre). The exception to this is when Cynthia Cidre told, in an interview, William Keck of Tv Guide what was in store for Dallas season 3 and it sounded totally boring-I truly believe that will happen. The further Dallas 2.0 progresses the more away from the original it gets and the more unrecognisable as ‘Dallas’ it gets and I think this is deliberate by the producers to make it more ‘their’ show and less the show that the fans fell in love with when it originally aired. Of course, I could be wrong and I hope I am. Will have to wait and see.