DALLAS: THEN AND NOW

 

- Individual Questionnaire -

 

 

This survey has only an academic purpose. Your identity will not be revealed, and the answers will be taken into consideration only for the research on the Dallas series.

 

  1. Do you like the Dallas series ?

□Yes                              □No                                     □Don’t know/Don’t answer

2.  Why do you like Dallas? Give three reasons. (For those who answered Yes at Question 1)

3. Which of the followings interests you the most while watching Dallas: the plot, the characters, the actors, the settings and costumes or something else? What?

4.  Did the Dallas series inspire you in any way, including in your daily activities or in your attitude towards life, family and/or friends?

□Yes                           □No                           □A little                           □Don’t know/Don’t answer

5.  Do you think Dallas might have changed your life or your way of living? If so, in what way?

      6. What are the things that cross your mind when you hear of Dallas?

      7. How would you describe Dallas in three words?

     8. Did the Dallas series change your attitude towards television, in a way that it made you be for or against the programs?

□Yes                           □No                           □A little                           □Don’t know/Don’t answer

    9. Was there a moment when you stopped watching or were tempted to stop watching Dallas?

□Yes                           □No                       □Sometimes                      □Don’t know/Don’t answer

    10. Have you heard of the new series of Dallas?

          □Yes                                □No                                       □Don’t know/Don’t answer

(For those who have heard of the new series)

     11. How do you feel about this second series? Do you personally think it was necessary or not?

     12. Are you going to watch the new series?

□Yes                          □No                 □I haven’t decided myself                      □Don’t know/Don’t answer

  13. What are your feelings now, knowing that Dallas will start again? Joy, astonishment, disappointment or something else? What?  

    14. Do you think the new series

a. will make Dallas as popular as it used to be

b. will affect the prestige of the previous series

c. it depends on others (script, actors, new business ideas etc.)

d. don’t know/don’t answer

    15. What do you expect to see in the new series of Dallas?

   16. Why do you think Dallas and the new series are still a topic for discussion in the mass media?

  17. Do you agree that the actors from the original series should appear with a totally new generation of actors, more or less known to the public, or would you rather prefer to see only the original cast return?

   18. Would you like to see characters that disappeared in the original series return in the new series?

□Yes, the same          □Yes, but also the new characters          □No           □Don’t know/Don’t answer

   19. In the absence from the cast of such actresses like Victoria Principal, Priscilla Presley and Sheree J. Wilson, do you think the series will still be appealing to the public?

□Yes               □No                □It depends on the new actresses                 □Don’t know/Don’t answer

   20. Do you think the new Dallas has any chances to make the top ratings of the original series?

□Yes                  □No               □It depends on certain aspects                    □Don’t know/Don’t answer

     21. Would you like to see the new Dallas episodes on the Internet?

□Yes                           □No                           □Sometimes                       □Don’t know/Don’t answer

     22. Do you think Dallas is a landmark for the television productions of this type?

          □Yes                               □No                                         □Don’t know/Don’t answer

     23. Do you think Dallas is still contemporary?

□Yes                           □No                           □A little                           □Don’t know/Don’t answer

     24. How do you think Dallas should be seen by the next generations of television viewers?

     25. What do you think Dallas will leave behind when it comes to television and its publics?

     26. What else would you like to say about Dallas and the new series?

 

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Contact person: Monica Ilie-Prica (e-mail: monik.ilie@yahoo.com)