HomeTVDallasDallas’ Jesse Metcalfe Tweets What an “Honor” it Was to Share Screen With Larry Hagman Jamey Giddens November 24, 2012 11 Comments J.R. Ewing may not have had much use for "foundling" nephew Christopher, but next generation Dallas star Jesse Metcalfe was honored to share screentime with the character's portrayer Larry Hagman. Tweeted Metcalfe: Photo by PR Photos 11 Responses csidelady44 November 24, 2012 Mr. Hagman’s death is indeed sad and I feel empathy for his friends and family. Mr. Hagman’s death is NOT “devastating”…it is not the death of an entire family or the deaths following a terrorist attack. Log in to Reply Jamey Giddens November 25, 2012 Mr. Hagman’s death is NOT “devastating”…it is not the death of an entire family or the deaths following a terrorist attack. *** When you start a blog (and they sell URL’s every day, so have at it), you can write headlines as you see fit. This is devastating news to the soap opera community. Log in to Reply TV Gord November 25, 2012 Who’s to say whose death is or is not “devastating”. If it wasn’t devastating to you, fine, but it may have been to others. It is one of my (many) pet peeves that other people think they have the duty to tell other people how they can feel. This is a big moment in TV history and a lot of people are thinking of Larry Hagman this weekend as one of their most beloved TV figures. There’s nothing wrong with that. On top of OUR feelings of loss, we think of the Hagman family, his two children who have now lost their dad, as their mom continues to slip away with Alzheimer’s. People are sad about Hagman’s death, but I believe many (if not most) of us are relating the times in OUR lives to what we were watching when he was on TV. I associate his I Dream of Jeannie years with the innocence of my childhood. I associate his Dallas years with the diabolical-ness of my teen years, when I relished the opportunity to see villains get away with dastardly plots (For me, it was not just J.R., but Adam Chandler, Richard Channing, Orin Hillyer). Either way, he was a part of our history. In the terms of TV personalities who have passed through our lives, it’s possible that some people are devastated to lose not just Larry Hagman, but also that part of our memories. If you don’t get that, then I feel bad for you. Log in to Reply stefanstavros November 25, 2012 My take on this is also involves a pet peeve of mine. When someone we love or respect or cared about dies, yes, WE will hurt or feel loss. BUT, the fact that that actual person has died is simply a part of life. Therefore, whenever someone who has lived a full life (meaning not a child or a 30-year-old, i.e.) and has made a solid contribution to society, why must we act like it’s so horrible or sad? So, as the poster stated above, let’s call it like it is. “That (person’s) death is devastating TO ME.” Log in to Reply TV Gord November 25, 2012 [quote=stefanstavros]Why must we act like it’s so horrible or sad?[/quote] Not necessarily because the person didn’t live a full or happy life, but more because they just aren’t here anymore. Everybody has to die, but when people die, they are taking all of their knowledge and their experiences with them, and if they had stories left to tell or thoughts to contribute, those are gone now, and we are lessened by their absence. I think of the number of times that someone in my family will ask a question and I will think our aunt Evelyn or grandfather would know the answer to that question, but now there’s no one left who does. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 November 25, 2012 It’s beyond me why some people who don’t care can’t leave those who do care and are sad about Larry Hagman’s death alone. It is understandable that for some his death hasn’t had such a big impact but why start a discussion about it? Log in to Reply stefanstavros November 25, 2012 My point remains: The occurrence of someone dying is not “devastating.” The way it makes US FEEL can be devastating. The fact that someone dies should not be so dramatized, as it is simply a part of life. It’s about others’ reaction to the death…. Log in to Reply TraceyAbbot101 November 25, 2012 Jesse Metcalf will NEVER be in the same “league” as Larry Hagman. Jesse just needs to stand in a scene, remove some clothes, and the director yells “CUT!” Log in to Reply Yoryla November 25, 2012 I have to agree that some of these posts are nearing the limit of approriate. It should be kept in mind that whoever the person in question is, this is nevertheless a death, and that should be respected. Everyone deserves at least some respect at the time of their passing. The wording of the news is irrelevant. Log in to Reply TV Gord November 26, 2012 stefanstavros, you seem to be unable to empathize with people who don’t think the way you think. Also, there’s a difference between disagreeing with someone and telling them they are wrong. Something tells me you’re more interested in arguing than you are in making your point. It’s too bad that you’re doing it on a story where people should be free to celebrate the life and mourn the passing of a beloved TV star without being berated for it. Log in to Reply TV Gord November 26, 2012 [quote=TraceyAbbot101]Jesse Metcalf will NEVER be in the same “league” as Larry Hagman.[/quote] Who said he was? What a jerky thing to say without any reason for it. Why is there so much idiotic behavior in a thread that is meant to honor Larry Hagman. I guess any moron can mash their fists into a keyboard and hit enter. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.