You perhaps remember Hank Stuever as the author of Tinsel, the book about Christmas in Frisco (if you haven’t read it, you really ought to). He also happens to be the television critic for the Washington Post. Here’s a taste of his review of the TNT reboot of Dallas:
The question is, do you even want to go back to Dallas? I wasn’t entirely sure that I did, seeing as how Dallas (with or without quotation marks) is often an alternately dazzling and depressing proposition. The previews for TNT’s Dallas reboot … looked terrible at first, as appealing as an endless layover in DFW, but I lost my will to resist and let myself be seduced once more by the show’s soapy, steamy charms. After eight addictive episodes, I’m here to report that this new Dallas is a satisfying roll in the sentimental hay.
Dazzling and depressing, Hank? You will have to atone before I ever buy you drinks again.