Posted in Internal Musings, Longer scribbles (essays), Random Observations, tagged Buffy the vampire slayer, Charlene Tilton, Dallas, Friends, Gilmore Girls, Jim Davis, Ken Kercheval, Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Sex In The City, Southfork, Steve Kanaly, The Ewing Clan, The X-Files, Tv series, Twin Peaks, Victoria Principal on July 5, 2011| Leave a Comment » Yes! I tried to focus my mind on something slightly more normal, something less likely to lead to awkward silences, ‘Are you mad? So severe was my addiction, at one point, that I collected every single piece of news, ever picture, every scrap of information in every magazine I got my hands on (I was about eleven at the time)…’ stares or hysterical, finger-pointing laughter (filling my mind with everything from ‘The X-Files to ‘Buffy, The Vampire Slayer’), anything really to keep me from sharing my deep, dark and shameful secret… So severe that I even have a few autographs from some of the actors (Victoria Principal, Charlene Tilton and Linda Gray) lying around somewhere… It started airing in the US in 1978 and saw Swedish light in 1981.
For me the addiction evaporated when, many seasons down the line, it was dramatically revealed that Foreman Ray was in fact Jock’s illegitimate child.In the opening scene of the first ever episode we met the spoiled and troubled pseudo-teenager Lucy Ewing (Charlene Tilton) having a little roll in the hay with Southfork Foreman Ray Krebbs (Steve Kanaly).For some reason (things aren’t always logical in soap operas), post-roll, she aims her binoculars at the driveway leading up to the main ranch house to see her uncle Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) pull up in his gorgeous little red convertible (I believe it was a Mercedes).This comment is ridiculous; there is no way that a multi-millionaire should have a problem supporting their family.These athletes have to set their priorities logically and realistically, a person doesn’t “need” a multi-million dollar estate they just want one; this is what angers me.As the exciting 2011 NBA Playoffs came to a climax with the NBA Finals, we found ourselves watching a very intriguing match-up between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat, a rematch of sorts from the 2006 NBA Finals.Both teams were stacked with many NBA veterans looking to break through and win their first NBA Championship.The value of entertainment in our society is arguable.We as a society constantly search for new ways to entertain ourselves; professional sports are a major contribution to our source of entertainment.Spotting the beautiful woman next to him, Victoria Principal as Pamela Ewing (Nee Barnes), Lucy turns to Ray with some off-the-cuff remark about how trouble is brewing… For years I followed the lives and fates of the Ewing family once per week and I don’t think I missed one episode in the first eight seasons. (Larry Hagman), but I secretly admired him too and I was very sad the times he was shot!It would have been absolutely impossible to move me from my place in front of the TV set on the evenings ‘Dallas’ was on. I cried when family patriarch Jock Ewing (Jim Davis) died and I loathed Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval), but still rooted for him in the initial episodes.