Dallas stars Jesse Metcalfe as Christopher Ewing. Try to look away from him.


Love. Honor. Betrayal. And a catchy theme song.

Are you hooked yet?

I am not a TV addict by any means–I like to watch shows, not just have the thing on. During the summer, I miss my standbys (i.e. The Good Wife) because, despite hundreds of channels, nothing is ever on.

Until now.

Dallas returned to the small screen the way all remakes should–pick up as if the whole made-up melodrama is real and continued when the TV cameras packed up twenty years ago. Keep the oldies but goodies, toss in a few hotties, stir up the still-simmering plot lines, add some some new twists and turns, and you’ve got me glued on Wednesday nights.

Maybe his eyebrows are part of his scheming to distract his enemies? I can't think of another reason why those things aren't cut and groomed. NOW.

J.R. Ewing now has wiry, old-man eyebrows that make me want to long-distance pluck them, but he is still so devilish I can manage to not go all OCD on his a$$. He’s hell-bent on reclaiming Southfork, the family ranch, and will stop at nothing in his quest for power. He drops delicious one-liners: ” “Blood may be thicker than water, but oil is thicker than both,” and “Son, never pass up a good chance to shut up.”

Christopher Ewing and John Ross are fighting over oil, land, and a girl.

The cowboy hats, sex, intrigue, backstabbing, dirty dealing, scheming, blackmail and family secrets are intoxicating. We’re only three episodes in and there’s brother vs. brother, cousin vs. cousin, a love triangle, a new bride with a dark secret, a shady brother, a cancer diagnosis for a still-good-looking Patrick Duffy (brows are under control), and a long lost relative threatening to throw another wrench in the oil field.

Even if you were still sucking your thumb when the original Dallas debuted, you can still follow along. If you have trouble keeping up, they make Jesse Metcalfe walk around half-naked as much as possible, so you really won’t give a sh*t. It’s mindless entertainment. Hallefreakinglujah!

So, are you watching or what?

In honor of Dallas, here’s my recipe for Texas Caviar…

Texas Caviar


1/4 red onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, plus 1/2 red pepper, chopped
1/4 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2-1 jalapeno pepper, de-seeded and chopped (adjust according to your preferred heat level–I use a whole pepper)
1/2 cup cooked corn
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 (8 ounce) bottle Zesty Italian dressing OR Red Wine and Olive Oil dressing–your choice (I mix the two together!)
1/2 can black beans, drained well (Mommy Dish note: you can add all of the beans if you want to up the protein–it will just dilute the spice a bit)
1/2 can chick peas, drained well
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 bunch chopped fresh cilantro
A few dashes of cumin (I use more)
Hot sauce, if desired (I use it!)


Mix all ingredients together, pour dressing over it, and mix again. Marinade for several hours or overnight. Mommy Dish note–cherry tomatoes, salsa, or lemon juice are all delectable additions to this dish. Anything goes, and it will be good!

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4 Responses to Dallas!

  1. amomtoo says:

    YES!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited about this show! Totally addicted.

  2. Susan Myers says:

    I love the new Dallas too! When I heard they were remaking it I thought it would be another bad spinoff, and am so surprised by the quality of this reboot. The older characters are as good as ever and the younger characters, especially the men, are spot on (and easy on the eyes). Its awesome they launched it in the summer to give us something to watch.

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  4. Kelly says:

    All aboard the train to Dallas! Helz yes I am watching and my hubby is too! We both whistle the theme song and it’s totally brought me back to my childhood on Friday Nights!
    As a 90210 follower and supporter of the new one they have created I am behind the remake of Dallas as well since summertime is slow it’s a good way to catch females looking for some eye candy on a hot summer night! 🙂
    Hello, Christopher and John Ross it’s nice to see you so grown up and manly…I remember when they were born! How sad I’m not salivating over them but I do enjoy the cousin bantering and it’s only going to get better!

    Now to the old folks home….where to start? JR is no longer in his prime but kudos to him for continuing to perform and still add alittle old JR spice to his character even though he looks like he should be clinging to his walker! However, Larry Hagman in real life is battling cancer so I salute him for his bravery and his courage to continue acting and continuing on a high note…with some tweezers in hand for sure! It just makes me sad to see his eyes all old, watery, and I’m waiting for some saliva to gather in the corners of his mouth to wipe away.
    Sue Ellen? Are you kidding me? How much plastic surgery can that woman have? Never a big fan of Linda Gray, not the best actress and I’m waiting to see how the develop her plot more if not then another car accident is in order and don’t make it a dream!
    Patrick Duffy is aging well but seems he’s trying TOO hard to remind you he’s Bobby Ewing, it almost seems like his acting is forced and trying to act too hard like the matriarc when he really isn’t. Not thrilled with his wife choice, don’t see the chemistry and I’m waiting for the full story on what happened with him and Pam. How could they not have her back?
    Cliff Barnes-Looks like his dentures are going to fly out of his mouth! Enough said!
    Last but not least Charlene Tilton-HOLY CRAP! Didn’t even notice her and if that’s where I’m heading in my aging sign me up now for some lipo and plastic surgery..poor thing! I don’t think daisy dukes would look right on her now! How sad!

    I look forward to more Dallas this summer and I hope you enjoy as much as our household is! May the theme song stay in your head nonstop! ha!

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