#DallasChat Daily: Which Story Should’ve Ended Differently?

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Not every “Dallas” storyline ends on a satisfying note. What if you had the power to change the things that disappointed you? Would Bobby choose Jenna over Pam? Would Sue Ellen ride off into the sunset with Dusty? Would Miss Ellie have returned to Southfork after her travels abroad? How would you have written J.R. […]

#DallasChat Daily: Which Dallas Storylines Are Overrated?

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Do you hate “Dallas” storylines that other fans love? Maybe you feel the “Who Shot J.R.?” mystery doesn’t stand the test of time. Perhaps you were bored by the Pam/Bobby/Jenna love triangle, or maybe you think “Dallas” was getting along quite nicely without Bobby when he suddenly materialized in Pam’s shower. Perhaps you find Judith Ryland’s […]

#DallasChat Daily: Which Dallas Storylines Are Underrated?

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Do you love “Dallas” storylines that other fans hate? Maybe you find Sue Ellen and Peter’s May/December romance provocative and love everything (or most things) about the “dream season.” Or perhaps you were intrigued by the Wes Parmalee saga. On the new show, maybe you wonder why Christopher and Heather’s romance doesn’t receive more attention from your […]

#DallasChat Daily: What’s Dallas’s Worst Storyline?

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Even great television shows occasionally deliver dud storylines, and “Dallas” is no exception. The groaners include J.R. and Jack’s involvement in the Dimitri Marinos masquerade; the ham-fisted handling of Victoria Principal’s departure from the original series; J.R.’s misadventures in Haleyville, Arkansas; and the eye-rolling revelation that Judith Ryland is a madam. Your #DallasChat Daily question: […]

#DallasChat Daily: What’s Dallas’s Best Storyline?

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“Dallas” has delivered a lot of great storytelling over the years, including the story that started it all — Bobby and Pam’s marriage — as well as Miss Ellie’s bout with breast cancer, J.R. and Bobby’s contest for control of Ewing Oil and J.R.’s death. With so much wonderful material to choose from, can you […]

Emmy Voting is Underway. Will Dallas Make the Cut?

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Will “Dallas” receive Primetime Emmy nominations this year? The conventional wisdom says no, although at this early stage, the TNT drama is a contender — along with more than 100 other shows. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences released the preliminary ballots this week. Academy members are asked to vote for their favorites in […]

#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. and John Ross’s Best Scene?

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One of the highlights of the new “Dallas’s” first two seasons was Larry Hagman and Josh Henderson’s special chemistry, which the producers showcased in a series of memorable encounters between their characters. Among these sequences: the “shaving scene,” where J.R. confronted John Ross over his attempted betrayal in the plot to steal Southfork; the time […]

#DallasChat Daily: Does Dallas Celebrate Capitalism?

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In some ways, “Dallas” is a show about excess: The Ewings are hard-charging business people who enjoy the trappings of their power and success. On the other hand, the family’s riches might provide them with a nice home, beautiful clothes and fancy cars, but their personal lives are a mess. Also worth noting: “Dallas” routinely depicts […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Julie Gonzalo

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It’s no secret your Dallas Decoder is a big fan of Julie Gonzalo — a.k.a. Pamela Rebecca Barnes Ewing Ewing on TNT’s “Dallas” — so I was hugely excited to speak to her recently. Gonzalo was gracious, insightful, down-to-earth and generally awesome. She discussed Pamela’s many ups and downs — and offered a hint of […]


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