So most of you guys don't know this, but I am a HUGE fan of the TV Show 'Dallas'. I'm a fan for a number of reasons, 1. I like it, 2. I live in Texas, 3. I was a kid when the show was on (actually the first season was before I was born) but I remember my parents rushing home to make sure they could watch it. I always liked the show, knew about it, etc. In the last couple years, TNT has done a re-boot of the show, for those of you who haven't seen the new 'Dallas', it is picking up ~20 years later from the end of the original series. Until Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing) passed away, it consisted and still consists of a lot of the original cast including Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Ken Kercheval and more. The main premise takes place around J.R. and Bobby's kids, John Ross and Christopher and a lot of reference is made to the old show. With that being said, Aly0124 and myself have been watching, in order all of the original 'Dallas' episodes to be caught up with ALL of them before the re-boot season 3 kicks off in Feb. this year. So you might be asking, OK, what does this have to do with the Cold War. Well I will tell you, Aly0124 found this the other day and I had to share: Dallas and the Cold War Dallas is alleged to have helped partially hasten the downfall of the Eastern Bloc country of Romania during the final years of the Cold War. Romanian President Nicolae Ceaușescu allowed airings of Dallas, one of the few Western shows allowed to be aired in the Communist state during the 1980s. The belief that the show would be seen as anti-capitalistic backfired on the regime as Romanian citizens desired and sought the luxurious lifestyle seen in the show, compared to the despotic situation in Romania at the time. Shortly after the execution of Ceaușescu and his wife on Christmas Day 1989, the pilot episode of Dallas, which had been edited for a sex scence, was one of the first Western Shows aired on the newly liberated Romanian TV. I thought you all might find this interesting. What you should take from this is a super Capitalistic show helped end the Cold War (in Romania at least) and if you were a fan of the original 'Dallas' series, you MUST watch the new ones. They are very well done in a great and true 'Dallas' style. To show you guys how much we like the show I posted a couple pics below. Famed SouthFork Ranch March 2013 Proof I was there and it wasn't just a picture I stole from Google. We were there around the same time Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing) passed away and they were doing a special Sunset Toast Tribute to him.