Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 36 — ‘Hurt’

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Bobby Ewing is the steward of Southfork, but Patrick Duffy is the steward of Bobby Ewing. In “Hurt,” Duffy steps behind the camera and directs his first “Dallas” episode in more than two decades, demonstrating how well he knows both his character and the mythology that defines this franchise. This is an hour rooted in […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Aaron Allen

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Aaron Allen wrote “Collateral Damage,” one of the standout episodes from the new “Dallas’s” first season, as well as “Venomous Creatures,” the second half of the two-hour season premiere, airing Monday, January 28 on TNT. I spoke to him last week about what we can expect from the Ewings this year. “Dallas’s” second season is almost […]

Dallas Parallels: Fatal Falls

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A beautiful woman feels mistreated by her Ewing lover. She is distressed, distraught, desperate. There’s a confrontation. Harsh words are exchanged. Before you know it, the woman has plunged to her death, leaving the police to sort out if this was a suicide or murder. Sound familiar? This scenario has played out on “Dallas” more […]

Dallas Parallels: The Good Husband

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The original “Dallas’s” pilot, “Digger’s Daughter,” opens with Bobby and Pam racing home to Southfork after their spur-of-the-moment elopement in New Orleans. Later, J.R. hints his younger brother doesn’t know his new wife as well as he should – a suggestion Bobby flatly rejects. As he declares in the episode’s final scene, “Pamela’s past is […]

The Best & Worst of TNT’s Dallas: Season 1

The Great One

The first season of TNT’s “Dallas” brought the Ewings back to series television after a two-decade absence. I loved it – mostly. Performances The new “Dallas” cast divides into two categories: Larry Hagman and everyone else. As the now-elderly J.R., Hagman was sometimes mischievous, sometimes moving and always magical. Trying to figure out how Hagman does […]

Things Ewings Say

Don’t darlin’ her, either (Photo credit: Mark Seliger/TNT)

J.R. isn’t the only sharp-tongued Ewing on TNT’s “Dallas.” To help you prepare for tomorrow’s telecast of “Revelations,” the first-season finale, we offer this review of memorable lines from other characters. • “Count your blessings, Christopher. Those two old geezers would still find a reason to fight.” Lucy (Charlene Tilton), after her cousin announces J.R. […]

Things Ewings Say (J.R. Edition)

Bullets don’t seem to have much of an effect on him (Photo credit: Mark Seliger/TNT)

If the first season of TNT’s “Dallas” taught us anything, it’s this: J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) still has a way with words. With “Revelations,” the eagerly awaited season finale two days away, here’s a look back at some of his best lines. • “Son, the courts are for amateurs and the faint of heart.” Responding […]

Drill Bits: Ratings Rise Again for TNT’s Dallas

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TNT’s “Dallas” isn’t pulling the kind of numbers it did on opening night, but the show continues to perform well. The July 18 telecast of the latest episode, “Collateral Damage,” was seen by 3.9 million viewers, making it that evening’s second most-watched cable program behind USA’s “Royal Pains.” “Dallas’s” July 18 audience included 1.2 million viewers […]

TNT’s Dallas Styles: Marta’s Dress

Unraveled

All season long, TNT’s “Dallas” has used Marta’s hair and wardrobe to telegraph her shifting moods and evolving identity. This practice continues in “Collateral Damage,”when the bipolar vixen goes off her medication – and eventually, off the deep end. When we meet Marta in TNT’s “Dallas” pilot, “Changing of the Guard,” the character pretends to […]

The Art of TNT’s Dallas: ‘Collateral Damage’

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John Ross and Marta (Josh Henderson, Leonor Varela) confront each other in “Collateral Damage,” the seventh episode of TNT’s “Dallas.”

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