I watched the premiere of TNT’s Dallas on Wednesday, and now I have the theme song stuck in my head. During the opening credits, that iconic music was played over images of Dallas’ most famous landmarks, including Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. (Just as the original Dallas featured Texas Stadium.)
As one would expect from Dallas, the show features plenty of scheming, betrayal, and love for the hometown football team.
The classic rivalry between Ewing brothers Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and J.R. (Larry Hagman) is renewed, but the next generation has picked up the family feud. J.R.’s son, John Ross, wants to put the family business back on top by drilling for oil on the family’s land, while Christopher is looking into alternative energy options. Uh-oh…looks like a tug-o-war for control of the Ewing empire.
Let the backstabbing begin.
In the final scene of the pilot, John Ross has a clandestine meeting about a real estate deal with pseudo-conservationist and zillionaire Marta del Sol (Leonor Varela) on the 50-yard-line of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, right on the blue star.
How ridiculous is that?!
They don’t even walk on the field together. They walk from the end zones to meet in the middle. And Marta is in heels! There’s no reason that the meeting is on the field, save for the fact that they’re so freakin’ wealthy and powerful! They don’t have to meet in a seedy bar or a park bench. That’d be too cliche for a Ewing.
So who will come out ahead in the Ewing family feud?
One family employee quips, “Betting against J.R.’s son would have been like betting against the Dallas Cowboys…downright unpatriotic.”
Only in Dallas, folks.
Watch for Cowboys Stadium during future episodes of Dallas, along with a cameo from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Krissy Vogel has now publicly admitted she watched TNT’s Dallas. She is the lead New Orleans Saints writer for Aerys Sports and is a contributor to Workout, Eat, Repeat. Follow her on Twitter, @krissyvogel.