Hi, everyone. I've read your posts before, but this is my first time joining the fun with a post of my own.
It seems like, from what I've read, the Barnes/Ewing feud isn't a big part of the new TNT series. But, from what I remember, didn't the feud pretty much die out by the time Dallas ended? Bobby married Cliff's sister, drilled on Ewing 23 even though Cliff got profits from it, invited Cliff to be part of Ewing Oil, and was grateful when Cliff didn't rule against him during the Ewing/Westar tanker collision. Miss Ellie accepted Cliff as the series went on--she even suggested to Bobby making Cliff a partner in Ewing Oil. Jock and Digger, the ones who started the feud, both passed away, with Jock appreciating that Digger cleared him of Hutch McKinney's murder. And J.R., even though he'd never consider Cliff a friend, willingly sold him his half of Ewing Oil at the end, something I doubt he could do with his Daddy's company if he hated the Barnes family. Besides, I thought the McKays were brought in to be the new family that battled the Ewings, since the Barnes/Ewing feud was dying out in the later years.
I'll admit, it's been awhile since I've watched the whole show, so maybe there was something that reignited the feud that I'm forgetting. But if not, since the show spent years showing how the Barnes and Ewing families eventually learned to get along, would it make sense to have it flare up again 25 years later? I know it was a main point of the original Dallas, but with so much talk of continuity being ignored, that would seem to be a big step backward from where the series left off.
I'd be curious to see what others think. Thanks for letting me share!