Hurrah, the TV version of Valene's smash-hit novel finally made its way into my DVD player again. Not without hiccups I'm afraid, there were 3 or 4 freezes and I have no idea if it's getting worse or better. Interestingly, they changed the title of Valene's story. That's really funny because some of the characters remind me of the Ewings of that other DALLAS series, and I even considered the crazy idea that this was going to be a John Ross/Christopher prequel series. Never mind, the different mansion proves that this is another story. This mansion looks really awesome, and J.R. and Gary are living in mini-Southforks, close to the main house. Very cute. Lucy matter-of-factly informs Pam what happened to her parents, but it's also a warning. And there's the staircase! I like it, and also the big window and the mustard-yellow curtains, very seventies indeed. The panelling looks a bit plain though, I would have liked to see some handcrafted curls and figures and whatnot. Or maybe a painting. Hunk-in-towel alert #1. So far so good!