Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 33 — ‘Where There’s Smoke’

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Southfork catches fire again in “Where There’s Smoke,” although much of the heat in this episode comes from Pamela’s ménage a trois with John Ross and Emma. It’s shocking to see her make out with her husband and his mistress, although Pamela’s sudden seizure at the end of the scene proves an even bigger surprise. […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 26 – ‘The Return’

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Now that “Dallas” fans know who killed J.R., we can turn our attention to a much trickier question: Who’ll be J.R.? We all realize Larry Hagman is irreplaceable, but we also understand TNT’s sequel series needs a character who can keep the plots — and on this show, that means the plottin’ and the schemin’ […]

In Season 3, Dallas Resets the Chessboard, J.R.-Style

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Who misses J.R.? We all do, but the third season of TNT’s “Dallas” still manages to be fun, freewheeling television — even if our beloved Larry Hagman is no longer there to breathe life into his most famous character. Watching next week’s season premiere is a little like attending a family reunion after the loss […]

Drill Bits: Dallas Season 2 Arrives on DVD

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“Dallas’s” second season arrives on DVD today, and not a moment too soon. Fans now have less than two weeks to catch up with the Ewings before TNT begins televising Season 3 on Monday, February 24. It’s a good thing many of us have a long weekend coming up. We’re going to need it. The […]

Dallas Parallels: O Mother, Where Art Thou?

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If Christopher’s search for Pam on TNT’s “Dallas” reminded you of Pam’s search for Rebecca on the original series, you’re not alone. There are several similarities between the two storylines — and also one big difference, reminding us how history never repeats itself exactly, even on “Dallas.” This one is kind of complicated, so let’s take it […]

New Details Emerge About Dallas’s Third Season

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More news about “Dallas’s” third season continues to trickle in. (You know the drill: If you don’t like spoilers, stop reading how.) Executive Producer Cynthia Cidre tells TV Line the series has “embraced bad this season, more so than … in Season 1 and Season 2.” The piece also includes Cidre’s comments on three fan favorites — […]

EW Delivers New Details About Dallas’s Third Season

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Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue offers some new nuggets about “Dallas’s” third season. If you don’t like spoilers, stop reading now. Here are two tidbits: Elena (Jordana Brewster) will become Cliff’s proxy at Ewing Global and the new season will include two shootings. You’ll recall TV Guide’s recent article reported the new season will include “a […]

… And the Rest: Dallas Decoder’s Other VIPs of 2013

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Linda Gray is Dallas Decoder’s Woman of the Year, but she isn’t the only person who shaped the “Dallas” franchise in 2013. Here are five more. Cynthia Cidre. Larry Hagman’s death forced the “Dallas” showrunner to rewrite Season 2 on the fly, but she proved up to the challenge — and then some. Cidre penned […]

Dallas Decoder’s Woman of the Year: Linda Gray

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Good actors make you believe. Great actors make you feel. In 2013, Linda Gray made us feel every emotion Sue Ellen Ewing experienced — the disappointment over losing the election, the shame over losing her sobriety, the heartbreak over losing J.R. Gray shone all season long, but especially in “J.R.’s Masterpiece,” the funeral episode where […]

Who Should Be Dallas Decoder’s Person of the Year?

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It’s almost time to announce Dallas Decoder’s Person of the Year, a designation I give to the individual — or individuals — I feel made the most important contribution to the “Dallas” franchise during the past 12 months. In 2012, I chose Larry Hagman for the inaugural honor in recognition of his work during TNT’s first […]

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