While the majority of America was out doing all things Black Friday, Larry Hagman passed away. The man who played the legendary J.R. Ewing died this past Friday of complications from his recent battle with cancer. He was 81.
For me, Larry Hagman was a staple in my house growing up. My whole family was basically fresh off the boat, and literally only watched game shows to learn English (primarily The Price Is Right with the occasional Family Feud, and Pyramid), but there were two shows they watched religiously that weren’t game shows (and they could all agree on)…and those were Dynasty and Dallas. How good were those shows (the original Dallas, that is)??? J.R. was like the evil uncle that could tell you to f*ck off with a smile and you still liked him somehow. So sad that he’s gone now. He was brilliant, and in my opinion, changed primetime forever.