The Dal-List: 36 Experiences Shared By Longtime Dallas Fans

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Remember when “Dallas” ruled the world? Here are 36 experiences shared by fans who’ve loved the show since its heyday.   1. Getting together with the fam on Friday nights to watch the show.   2. Feeling excited when you saw this because it meant “Dallas” was up next.   3. Getting chills when the “Dallas” […]

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 […]

Dallas Drinks: The Jock

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To honor Jim Davis’s performance on “Dallas,” Dallas Decoder and Cook In/Dine Out offer a Jock-inspired “Dallas Drinks” cocktail. Enjoy!

Tonight on #DallasChat: ‘All Our J.R.s’

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You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Monday, August 4, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. We’ll discuss three of the “Dallas” franchise’s most fascinating characters — John Ross Ewing Sr., John Ross Ewing Jr. and John Ross Ewing III — so our theme will be: “All Our J.R.s.” […]

#DallasChat Daily: What’s Your Favorite Dallas Wedding?

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Everyone loves the weddings on the original “Dallas.” Do you have a favorite? Was it Lucy and Mitch’s 1981 extravaganza, or Miss Ellie and Clayton’s understated 1984 affair? How about J.R. and Sue Ellen’s remarriage in 1982, or Bobby and Pam’s second-time-around in 1986? Perhaps you prefer J.R. and Cally’s union in 1989, or Bobby […]

#DallasChat Daily: What’s Your Favorite Dallas Barbecue?

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The Ewing Barbecues were one of the original “Dallas’s” best traditions. Do you have a favorite? Was it Jock and Digger’s disastrous reunion during the first-season finale, or Pam’s tragic fall from the hayloft at the end of that episode? How about Sue Ellen and Cliff’s flirty dance during the first barbecue of 1982, or […]

#DallasChat Daily: Which Grandson Would Jock Favor?

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Jock Ewing played favorites with his sons, choosing Bobby over J.R. How would he feel about the next generation of Ewing boys? Your #DallasChat Daily question: If Jock were still around, who would be his favorite grandson — John Ross or Christopher? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great discussion!

#DallasChat Daily: Who Was Jock’s Favorite Daughter-in-Law?

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Every “Dallas” fan knows Bobby was Jock’s favorite son, but figuring out which daughter-in-law he favored is a bit tougher. Jock was no fan of Pam when she arrived at Southfork, but he movingly persuaded her to stay at the ranch when Bobby threatened to take her and leave after her first miscarriage. Jock scolded […]

#DallasChat Daily: Was Jock a Good Father?

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Jock Ewing is “Dallas’s” original grand daddy. He instilled ambition and an unrelenting drive in his eldest son J.R., openly favored youngest son Bobby and struggled to connect with middle son Gary. Toward the end of his life, Jock discovered he was also the biological father of longtime Southfork ranch foreman Ray Krebbs, whom he […]

#DallasChat Daily: What Was J.R.’s Best Business Deal?

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J.R. Ewing scored a lot of big deals on “Dallas,” including secretly mortgaging Southfork to finance risky Asian oil leases, duping his friends into buying the leases when the wells were nationalized, undercutting the cartel by opening a chain of cheap gas stations and becoming chairman of Westar (although that last one may or may […]

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