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 […]

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 […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘You Needed Slapping Down, Cliff’

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In “End Game,” “Dallas’s” seventh-season finale, Cliff (Ken Kercheval) pours a drink in his office for Vaughn (Dennis Patrick), who sits in front of the desk. CLIFF: Vaughn, now look, we’re two civilized human beings. [Hands him the drink] We’ve made money before and we’ll make money again. I’m just asking you for a little […]

Critique: Dallas Episode 161 — ‘End Game’

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The “End Game” cliffhanger is still powerful, especially when you watch the entire episode. In scene after scene, we’re led to believe everyone is gunning for J.R., just like they were four years earlier. The momentum builds until the final moments, when an unseen figure steps off the Ewing Oil elevator, enters J.R.’s office and fires […]

Pop Up for Tonight’s #DallasChat

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, February 2, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme: “Groundhog Day.” In the spirit of the Bill Murray movie, we’ll discuss “Dallas’s” repeating patterns, recurring themes and reappearing characters. Here’s how #DallasChat works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet 10 questions from my Twitter […]

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