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- July 2007
Awk now come on... Everyone knows it's really just The Pam Years and then The What Came After Years.
If your wife was constantly cheating on you, in your face, would you be enjoying life? I don’t know if there’s an alternative version of Dallas that you’ve come across, but JR was not this good guy you make him out to be.That was the character; he enjoyed life to the fullest except in his marriages to Sue Ellen although there were some happy times there. One of the huge differences between JR and most of his competitors is he enjoyed life so much more fully than they did. While they would show his competitors or people who simply just didn't like him making themselves miserable by moaning about what JR was up to lately and trying desperately to figure out ways to "stop" him with characters as diverse as Cliff, Donna, and Sue Ellen spending tons of time and energy trying to figure out how to "stop JR Ewing", you almost never saw JR spending much time trying to figure out ways to stop any of them. He was too busy enjoying his life to dwell on that type of negativity. When he did try to "stop" somebody, he even had a good time with that such as setting up Cliff to buy worthless land that Cliff embezzled to pay for, or setting Peter up to take a fall. You never saw JR looking depressed when he was formuating either of those plans did you? He enjoyed the whole process.
For all JR's faults not enjoying life was not one of them! Sue Ellen and Cliff are a couple examples of people who didn't know how to enjoy life, at least not for any extended period of time before they'd be back in despair again, or in Sue Ellen's case, falling off the wagon again. So for a character with that trait, it would have made all the sense in the world for him to do what I suggested regarding his problems with Sue Ellen, how he could have gotten full custody of John Ross, and married Mandy, who, whether you liked her or not, was someone who made JR extremely happy.