I am a huge fan of Dallas and have all 14 seasons on dvd. The thing i like most about Dallas was the character and rivalries, especially JR scheming!! It is too early to tell whether the reincarnation will succeed or fail. However, the plot lines with Christopher and John Ross are starting to evolved and that is a good thing. I am disappointed that Vicki Principal did not join the cast as she was one of the reason that i liked the original show in the first place. Brenda Strong does an amazing job as Bobby Ewing's wife. The addition of Steve Kanally and Charlene Tilton (She did not age well) was also very good and the timing of their cameos was very good! I like also how Bobby Ewing plans to keep his promise to Miss Ellie and that plays tribute to her role in the series. They could have done a flashback the the original show as way to connect the dots. JR in home and having him out of it when in fact he was not. JR character throughout Dallas was difficult to keep down and i like how he comes back to life, especially about his plan to re-gain Ewing Oil. Linda Gray looks great for someone that is 72 years of age. I guess the plastic surgery/tummy tights have done wonders for Linda Gray. Jordanna Brewster role was also very good as it shows how she grew up with both John Ross and Christopher Ewing on South Fork. It is perfect fit to tie the show. Julie Gonazalo's character or Christopher Ewing's wife is a good choice, especially there appears to be a plot developing on her character. It keeps you captivated to what is going to evolve. I am surprised that we did not see Gary Ewing's character as part the pilot or other characters that were part of its run, like Susan Howard or the secretaries, etc. I am not a big fan of re-makes, but this shows so far seems to have gotten it right with the right mix from old to new. I did not watch Hawaii Five-O as i am not fan of the person(s) playing both McGarrett and Kono. I watched one episode and turned it off and never watched another one. Dallas does not seem to have that problem with me as it relates to re-makes.