Just finished re-watching Dallas TNT

Discussion in 'Dallas TNT' started by jeffewing, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. stevew

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    I would say only give up the idea of them returning if they really die and never replace an important actor. What’s the benefit? Lots of ways to get rid of Bobby, why make it permanent in the first place? But agreed, I think my idea works better after the fact then wiping out a season. I also can’t think of a time when a show benefited from replacing an actor like they did BBG. Maybe their is an exception. Just seems to me better ways of handling things.
     
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    Very good point, Rove!
    As a writer, why paint yourself into a corner the way they did?
     
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    In the case of Patrick Duffy's exit, he's actually partly to blame because the writers just wanted to have him riding off into the sunset. He wanted an exit where there was no room for the character to return, as he felt it was time for him to become a movie star!

    He never made the transition to movie star, & when Hagman started to miss Duffy on the show that's what instigated his return to Dallas. :)
     
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    ...and ultimately the demise and integrity of Dallas.
     
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    Isn't that pretty much what happened with Steven on Dynasty?
     
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    Forgot about this plot on Dynasty but wasn't that just an excuse to recast the character? Bobby returning from the dead would still be played by Patrick but more so as a jekyll and hide type character, leaving the audience guessing whether this was Bobby, an imposter or suffering from mood swings due to a brain injury. Any scenario would have been better then spinning in the shower.
     
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    Who knows what the future holds. The premise of the original Dallas is still a strong one & that Dallas TNT series at least showed that there was still life & interest in the show.

    Never say never, I honestly don't think that we have seen the last of Dallas as a television series. It isn't a question of if the show will return but when?

    All we can do is wait & see. ;) :)
     
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    Why could Patrick Duffy never transition to film stardom, unlike Michael Douglas departing from The Streets of San Francisco in 1976?
     
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    Who knows, it was probably just the luck of the draw.

    A film career never happened for him, unfortunately. Michael Douglas was more successful at a movie career. :(
     

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