The oil industry's flagship TV drama series, Dallas, is set to return with a revived cast including Larry Hagman (79) from the original 1970s series.
Since the Blog never followed the original TV soap opera - but does remember the suspense of "Who killed JR?" - it is at a loss to understand why the show is being brought back.
Is there a new generation clamouring for more glitzy oil-related family intrigue on TV?
Is there a shortage of new ideas for non-crime TV series?
Has $100/barrel oil made us all hungry for oil-based docu-dramas?
Will there be an incessant parade of 1970s remakes, like Hawai Five-O, which is currently getting good reviews for its new version?
(photo Larry Hagman: Rex)