This movie has all the necessary ingredients to make me break out in hives. John Travolta, check. Jessica Simpson, check. JLO, check. Big 80s hair and huuuge cowboy hats, check. Chees-o-matic soap opera, check.
It sounds like they are trying to take it seriously too which is just laughable. The old series was good because it sucked so excellently. I won't be wasting my time on this one.
"Feel the sky blanket you/ With gems and rhinestones/ See the path cut by the moon/ For you to walk on" - EV
Honestly, I'm not nearly as distressed about John Travolta as J.R. as I am about the rest of the cast. Most everything that's being said about him could have been said about Larry Hagman before the TV show aired. Most people knew him only as 1) Major Anthony Nelson in I Dream of Jeannie and 2) Mary Martin's son.
As for Jennifer Lopez, arrghhh! Jessica Simpson, arrgghhh squared.
Some of my casting choices, which may well be different from yours:
Miss Ellie: Mary Kay Place or Stockard Channing
Jock Ewing: Robert Duvall or Tommie Lee Jones
Sue Ellen: Catherine Zeta Jones or Marcia Gay Harden
Bobby Ewing: Nathan Fillion
Pam Ewing: Morena Baccarin
Lucy Ewing: Blake Lively or Evan Rachel Wood
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759