Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 34 — ‘Denial, Anger, Acceptance’

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By “Dallas” standards, “Denial, Anger, Acceptance” is a relatively low-key episode. It includes an action sequence at the top of the hour, when Bobby and Christopher rescue Sue Ellen and Bo from the Southfork fire, as well as a trademark fake-out and unexpected death in the final scene. Mostly, though, the characters bide their time […]

Dallas Returns, and So Do Most of This Season’s Viewers

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“Dallas” fans are nothing if not loyal. The TNT drama’s midseason premiere drew 1.97 million viewers on August 18, essentially matching its audience from the winter and spring, when the series averaged 1.99 million viewers on Mondays nights. The episode, “Denial, Anger, Acceptance,” was seen by approximately 567,000 viewers between ages 18 and 49, a group […]

The Dal-List: Another 15 Reasons to Watch TNT’s Dallas

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“Dallas” is back to finish its third season on TNT, beginning Monday, August 18. If Dallas Decoder’s earlier list didn’t persuade you to start watching this show, hopefully this one will. 15. “Dallas” is “Beach Read TV.” The world becomes a different place this time of year, don’t you think? Even when you’re not on […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 9

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Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Denial, Anger, Acceptance,” the midseason premiere of TNT’s “Dallas”: Who survived the Southfork fire — and who started it? In the previous episode, “Where There’s Smoke,” Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) received a video of John Ross and Emma (Josh Henderson, Emma Bell) having sex […]

3 Days, 33 Episodes: Here’s How to Catch Up on TNT’s Dallas

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Did you promise yourself you’d spend the summer getting acquainted — or reacquainted — with TNT’s “Dallas”? Did you fail to keep this promise? Relax: You still have time. Grab your DVDs and downloads and have a marathon of your own this weekend. Here’s how to watch all 33 hours of the show before the […]

Dallas’s Return Delivers Answers, But a Big Question Remains

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“Dallas” fans are heading into next week’s “midseason premiere” with lots of questions on their minds, beginning with this: Will the series return for a fourth year? We probably won’t know the answer until the ratings for the summer episodes come in, but virtually everything else we’ve been obsessing over will be addressed in the […]

#DallasChat Daily: Who Should John Ross Be With?

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John Ross was caught between his wife Pamela and his mistress Emma when “Dallas” took its midseason break in the spring. It looks like first love Elena will reenter John Ross’s romantic orbit when the season resumes, beginning Monday, August 18. Which one of these gals is best suited for John Ross? Or should he […]

#DallasChat Daily: Should Pamela Fight or Forgive?

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Pamela struck back at John Ross and Emma in the midseason finale by luring them into a threesome, only to begin overdosing on drugs in the midst of their ménage a trois. What should she do once the season resumes on Monday, August 18? Your #DallasChat Daily question: Should Pamela fight John Ross and Emma, or should […]

#DallasChat Daily: What’s John Ross’s Worst Act So Far?

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Oh, John Ross! We all love you, but you’re such a naughty boy. Since TNT’s “Dallas” debuted three seasons ago, John Ross has tried to cheat both J.R. and Bobby in the fight for Southfork and he’s been a constant thorn in Christopher’s side, including trying to sabotage the Ewing Energies racecar. Among John Ross’s other […]

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.” […]


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