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Old 20-03-2013, 18:22
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Dallas spin off, concentrating on Gary, the ostracised Ewing brother, and Valene, Lucy's parents, is being aired on CBS Drama, from the beginning, starting April 1.
I never missed this show, and will watch it when it comes to CBS. If it's anything like the Dallas repeats, however, it won't have (for me) stood the test of time.
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Old 20-03-2013, 18:27
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I've never seen all the old 80's/90's soapy dramas and I have been seeing adverts for this so would I am gonna give it ago. I want to see Dallas and Dynasty at some point in the future.
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Old 20-03-2013, 18:43
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:02
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I used to prefer this to Dallas in the early days. It was also good to see Ted Shackelford popping up in the latest Dallas episodes, and unlike Joan Van Ark he seems to be ageing gracefully.
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:15
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I used to prefer this to Dallas in the early days. It was also good to see Ted Shackelford popping up in the latest Dallas episodes, and unlike Joan Van Ark he seems to be ageing gracefully.
You have to be kidding he is looking like he should be sharing JR's coffin and those false teeth.
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:17
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I loved it, enjoyed it far more then Dallas, it got a little silly towards the end, but that was the attraction
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Old 20-03-2013, 19:26
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I absolutely LOVED Knots Landing from beginning to end. And it had a happy ending....unlike most soaps that leave some sort of silly cliff-hanger! Unfortunately I've only got Freeview so I cannot see it! At least I've got series 1 box-set!
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Old 20-03-2013, 20:22
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You have to be kidding he is looking like he should be sharing JR's coffin and those false teeth.
That's the point, he looks his age, rather than someone riddled with botox and unnatural plastic surgery.
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Old 20-03-2013, 22:54
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Dallas spin off, concentrating on Gary, the ostracised Ewing brother, and Valene, Lucy's parents, is being aired on CBS Drama, from the beginning, starting April 1.
I never missed this show, and will watch it when it comes to CBS. If it's anything like the Dallas repeats, however, it won't have (for me) stood the test of time.
I don't know if they've remastered tapes since but when it was rerun on Irish TV a few years ago, the early seasons looked really really dated and the quality of the tapes were clearly very poor. Stick with it though as it seemed to pick up as the seasons progressed.
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Old 20-03-2013, 23:00
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CBS don't engage in remastered versions 1990 Dallas was so bad you could see snow on the screen and the sound was very low so don't expect good quality.
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Old 20-03-2013, 23:00
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i used to love Knots Landing and will be tuning in again from April.

IIRC it was shown on BBC ONE on Friday nights at 9.25pm in the early 80's with a couple of years of hiatus before it was reinstated on the new BBC Daytime service in October 1986. I recall rushing home from College to watch Val, Gary, Abby & co every Wednesday afternoon.

Good days ....
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Old 28-03-2013, 06:41
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I looked up details of next weeks episodes on sky + app, it states series 1/6, I wonder whether that means we won't be getting all 14 seasons
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Old 29-03-2013, 01:50
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I looked up details of next weeks episodes on sky + app, it states series 1/6, I wonder whether that means we won't be getting all 14 seasons
Yes, I noticed that too. Hope they show all of them.
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Old 29-03-2013, 02:26
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I've got my frosted lipstick ready and my Sky+ set, v excited!!!
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Old 29-03-2013, 02:54
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I did not watch Knots Landing from the very start when it aired back in the 80s. Having a look around the net I have read that the first few seasons are all self contained episodes as opposed to a continuing soap.

I quite like self contained episodes as it introduces the characters with more depth.
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Old 29-03-2013, 03:15
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I loved it, enjoyed it far more then Dallas, it got a little silly towards the end, but that was the attraction
Yes - it was rather like Desperate Housewives in many respects as the women were the strong characters. It was very straight/serious in the early years as you say - but then the stories started getting more silly (like Dallas).

Here for example is the plotline for several minor characters - the first of whom was played by a very famous actor now - silly is not the word for it!

"He was raised by his preacher father and came to Knots Landing as a rather innocent young preacher. He later became a televangelist and married Cathy Geary, but became mentally ill and extremely violent. After he tried to kill Cathy, he accidentally fell off a roof and died!.

"She accidentally killed herself after locking herself in the trunk of Gary's car so it would seem like he'd kidnapped her.
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Old 29-03-2013, 04:47
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I've got my frosted lipstick ready and my Sky+ set, v excited!!!
I can visualise the lipstick! Valene perhaps? Now you have to develop the killer eyeliner a la Abby!
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Old 29-03-2013, 09:01
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Yes - it was rather like Desperate Housewives in many respects as the women were the strong characters. It was very straight/serious in the early years as you say - but then the stories started getting more silly (like Dallas).

Here for example is the plotline for several minor characters - the first of whom was played by a very famous actor now - silly is not the word for it!

"He was raised by his preacher father and came to Knots Landing as a rather innocent young preacher. He later became a televangelist and married Cathy Geary, but became mentally ill and extremely violent. After he tried to kill Cathy, he accidentally fell off a roof and died!.

"She accidentally killed herself after locking herself in the trunk of Gary's car so it would seem like he'd kidnapped her.

After she died the actress came back playing someone else (as I recall).
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Old 29-03-2013, 14:29
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Dallas spin off, concentrating on Gary, the ostracised Ewing brother, and Valene, Lucy's parents, is being aired on CBS Drama, from the beginning, starting April 1.
I never missed this show, and will watch it when it comes to CBS. If it's anything like the Dallas repeats, however, it won't have (for me) stood the test of time.
where do you get CBS? I have both Sky and Ntl... apologies I dont watch much telly
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Old 29-03-2013, 15:20
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where do you get CBS? I have both Sky and Ntl... apologies I dont watch much telly
Channel 149 CBS Drama.
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Old 29-03-2013, 17:07
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I can visualise the lipstick! Valene perhaps? Now you have to develop the killer eyeliner a la Abby!
Electric blue, naturally
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Old 29-03-2013, 19:13
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I did not watch Knots Landing from the very start when it aired back in the 80s. Having a look around the net I have read that the first few seasons are all self contained episodes as opposed to a continuing soap.

I quite like self contained episodes as it introduces the characters with more depth.
Yes the first two series were all self-contained stories, with a beginning, middle and end (usually happy!) And it does introduce all the characters of the cul-de-sac quite well!
From series 3, it starts to go more soapy and have cliff-hangers. But it fares very well - and doesn't go too OTT (like Dallas) and the series ends on a high
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Old 30-03-2013, 00:11
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Yes the first two series were all self-contained stories, with a beginning, middle and end (usually happy!) And it does introduce all the characters of the cul-de-sac quite well!
From series 3, it starts to go more soapy and have cliff-hangers. But it fares very well - and doesn't go too OTT (like Dallas) and the series ends on a high
Thanks for replying, Face of Jack.

I have had a sneaky look at the pilot and the second episode, and love it already.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:24
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I looked up details of next weeks episodes on sky + app, it states series 1/6, I wonder whether that means we won't be getting all 14 seasons
They may do what they did with Falcon Crest, show a certain number of seasons, then they repeat them all again before starting the next block. I think with FC they showed seasons 1-5 over a 6 month period or so, then immediately went back to season 1 episode 1 and showed all those seasons again and it was the following year before the remaining seasons were shown
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Old 07-04-2013, 16:09
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Just catching up on this now...I'd forgotten quite how drippy Valene was, all the mimsy little frocks and bunches FFS. If she was any thinner and tanner she'd be in the chiller cabinet of Sainsbury's, next to the Peperami

Love Karen though
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