You’re invited to our ‘Who Shot J.R.?’ party on March 16

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Dallas Decoder is throwing a party to mark the 35th anniversary of the “Who Shot J.R.?” cliffhanger — and you’re invited! On Monday, March 16, at 9 p.m. Eastern, let’s all watch “A House Divided,” the classic 1980 episode that ends with J.R. getting shot. While we’re watching, let’s share our memories and observations during […]

Poll: Which Dallas Character Should Have Stayed Alive?

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Here’s a list of “Dallas” characters who were killed off for a variety of reasons. Choose one character who should have stayed alive, even if it meant recasting the role with another actor. Share your comments below and check out Dallas Decoder’s other polls.

Dare to dream during tonight’s #DallasChat

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, March 2, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. Tonight’s theme: “What If? III.” Like the previous editions in our “What If?” series, this discussion will be devoted to imagining alternate outcomes and twists to “Dallas” storylines. Here’s how #DallasChat works: During each hour-long discussion, I […]

Poll: Who is Dallas’s Second Greatest Character?

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J.R. will always be “Dallas’s” greatest character, but who’s the runner-up? Vote for your choice or share other options in the comments section. Share your comments below and check out Dallas Decoder’s other polls.

Tonight, #DallasChat will drill deep

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, February 23, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. Tonight’s theme: “Drilling Deep.” We’ll examine the psyches of the Ewings and the Barneses, including their core values, innermost feelings and buried secrets. Here’s how #DallasChat works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet 10 questions from my Twitter handle, […]

The Best & Worst of Dallas: Season 7

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“Dallas’s” seventh season clocks in at 30 hours, making it the show’s longest season yet. Does quantity equal quality? Performances If Cliff Barnes were played by anyone other than Ken Kercheval, we’d probably hate him. Cliff is foolish, petty, self-centered — yet throughout the seventh season, Kercheval brings a startling amount of vulnerability to the […]

Poll: Who is Dallas’s Greatest Couple?

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“Dallas” has given us many classic romantic pairings. Vote for your favorite or share other options in the comments section below.   Share your comments below and check out Dallas Decoder’s other polls.

Dallas Desserts: Valentine’s Day Edition II

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“Dallas,” this one’s for you. For this year’s “Dallas Desserts” Valentine’s Day treat, Cook In / Dine Out whipped up a special version of tres leches cake. The recipe calls for three kinds of milk, making it an ideal choice to honor “Dallas’s” three-season run. The cake also happens to be sinfully delicious, just like […]

You’ll swoon over tonight’s #DallasChat

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, February 9, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. To mark Valentine’s Day, our theme will be “Isn’t it Romantic?” We’ll discuss “Dallas’s” best couples — and the worst. Here’s how #DallasChat works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet 10 questions from my Twitter handle, @DallasDecoder. […]

Dallas Parallels: Turning Tables

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Who says you can’t beat a Ewing? As the original “Dallas” neared its end, two Westar board members invited J.R. to become the company’s new chairman. J.R. found the offer too good to refuse, so he sold his share of Ewing Oil to Cliff Barnes and accepted the offer to join Westar — only to […]

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