#DallasChat Daily: What Was J.R.’s Worst Act?

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We all loved J.R. Ewing, even though he wasn’t exactly Mr. Nice Guy. During the course of the original “Dallas,” he lied, cheated and stabbed the backs of friend and foe alike. But what was his worst act of all? Was it putting Sue Ellen in the sanitarium? Having an affair with Kristin? Driving Cliff to […]

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 the Best J.R./Pam Scene?

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Perhaps no two characters had better battle scenes than J.R. and Pam, whose constant clashes were one of the original “Dallas’s” highlights. Do you have a favorite fight? Was it their first encounter on the day Bobby brought his new bride home to Southfork? Or maybe it was the time J.R. threatened Pam’s life if […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Margaret Michaels

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Margaret Michaels occupies a unique place in “Dallas” history. In 1988, one year after Victoria Principal left the original series, Michaels played Pam Ewing in two scenes designed to give the character closure after her fiery car crash and disappearance from Southfork. The following season, Michaels returned for a few episodes as Jeanne O’Brien, a […]

No Emmy Love for Dallas, Again

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The Primetime Emmy nominations were announced today, and “Dallas” was nowhere to be found. This comes as a surprise to absolutely no one, of course. Although the TNT series was eligible in several categories, it wasn’t regarded as a strong contender. Other prime-time soap operas fared better. PBS’s “Downton Abbey” received 12 nominations, including one […]

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

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Few traditions on the original “Dallas” could match the grandeur of the annual Oil Baron’s Ball. Do you have a favorite? Was it Miss Ellie’s moving tribute to Jock at the 1982 ball? How about the 1983 affair, when the Ewing and Barnes women faced off in the powder room and Cliff won the Oilman […]

#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: What’s Your Favorite Dallas Pool Scene?

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The Southfork swimming pool scenes were one of the original “Dallas’s” most-loved traditions. Do you have a favorite? Was it the time Donna shoved J.R. into the pool? Or maybe it was the time Jamie pushed Marilee into the water? How about one of J.R. and Bobby’s pool fights? What about the season-ending cliffhanger that […]

#DallasChat Daily: What’s J.R. and Sue Ellen’s Best Scene?

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J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing’s love story spanned more than three decades. What’s your favorite moment? Their clash before he was shot? The time they reminisced about their courtship? Their confrontation after she caught him in bed with Holly Harwood? The time she gave him a taste of his own medicine? Their reunion at the […]

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