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Life is a Highway

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

CBS: Dallas- The Complete Opening

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Source: CBS: Dallas- The Complete Opening

Perhaps the best non-sports intro theme song in television history and there have been plenty of great ones. Like Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, A-Team, General Hospital, Mannix, Hunter, The Fall Guy, and many others. But this is my favorite one, because of the great song and so much of the show you get to see from it. Including the great cast and of course so much of the great city of Dallas, where the show gets it's name, also known as Big D. (This coming from a Redskins fan) The best theme song to the best soap opera ever (at least in prime time) if not the best show of the 1980s.

The classic dramatic comedy with a lot of very interesting, funny, complicated people. A show with no saints but with very human people where no one is really the bad guy or bad girl. No one is really the good guy or good girl. With some exceptions, but the classic soap opera where you have a lot of very talented and determined characters who all know what they want, how of much of it that they want, who the competition is, and have a plan to hurt if not destroy the competition (if they have to) in order to get where and what they want when they want it.

The classic funny soap opera where no one is ever completely safe and no one ever can be completely trusted, where you have great clever putdowns and even constructive putdowns and yet you have people who as much as they might try to destroy each other, don't want to completely lose the people that they've hurt and have even tried to destroy. Very similar to great soaps like Melrose Place, General Hospital, a few others.