Okay, I know this is no time to make jokes so forgive my possibly insensitive heading above. I am actually super upset that as of last night one of the most wicked and beloved icons of television has passed on. That’s right, I am talking about Larry Hagman, aka J.R. Ewing, who passed yesterday after a battle with throat cancer. He was 81.
Hagman had reprised his legendary role as J.R. Ewing in this year’s well-received reboot of Dallas. It was a hoot to watch him perform. While I was only allowed to watch the 1980s Dallas to the first commercial back in the day, I was allowed to watch the whole episode this time around, because I am an adult! And it was obvious how much joy Hagman had in playing such an evil villain. He brought a great deal of humor to the role.
It will be interesting to see how the second season of Dallas deals with Hagman’s death. I can’t imagine Dallas without J.R., but I will keep watching out of curiosity.
Goodbye J.R.! I will miss you.