October 08, 2005


I was too young to watch Dallas, but thanks to the magic of DVDs, I've been enjoying that bit of TV history. I mentioned to my husband that it's interesting how simple the plotlines are. To a generation raised on M. Night Shyamalan and CSI, the thought that you could base an hour of TV around "Jock has a heart attack" seems amazing. Dallas is not boring by any means, but it's sure not fast-paced TV like we're used to.

My husband told me about the pending movie plans for Dallas. I had no idea this was in the works, but now that I know the characters, I certainly can't see Brad Pitt as Ray Krebbs! My friend and I were talking the other day about how the idea of beauty shifts over time. We remarked that Charlene Tilton would never have been cast as Lucy today, because by today's standards she's fat. Even though she's not fat at all; she's voluptuous and womanly. I was grossed out to find that they're thinking of casting Lindsey Lohan as Lucy for the movie. Maybe Lohan circa 2004, but not now. There's just no way I'd choose this


when Lucy's supposed to look like this


Give me a curvy, thicky-thick Lucy any day. And a JR who looks like Travolta.

Posted by Sarah at October 8, 2005 11:35 AM | TrackBack

"I was too young to watch Dallas" ... blasphemy; I'm younger than you and I grew up on the stuff. Right now I'm humming the theme song and reminiscing about JR Ewing.

Speaking of younger than you; you've got ANOTHER birthday coming up, so here it is: happy birthday!

Posted by: Curtis at October 8, 2005 01:59 PM

Well, they say the camera adds ten pounds...

But seriously, the womanly figure appears to be making a comeback. Consider how widely Lindsay Lohan was tut-tutted for her recent radical weight loss -- and how pleased the comments have been that she's allowed her figure to rebuild itself these past two months.

Among the most attractive women in the world are many that the modeling agencies would never give a second look. It is to laugh.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at October 8, 2005 02:10 PM

At last we agree, Sarah. I saw a lot of Dallas because my Mom always had it on. I don't remember how old I was, but I was definitely aware that Charlene Tilton was hot.

Posted by: Pericles at October 8, 2005 02:29 PM

I'm with Sarah on this one.


Posted by: Kalroy at October 10, 2005 06:45 AM

This was a big highlight of our Friday evenings to watch Dallas after we had put your husband to bed. To all who read Sarah...be sure and wish her a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I know that this year will be much better than last year. Enjoy your day!!

Posted by: ME at October 11, 2005 04:25 AM