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 […]

Critique: Dallas Episode 127 — ‘Cuba Libre’

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J.R. hopscotches across the Caribbean in “Cuba Libre,” making this one of the first “Dallas” episodes that require location subtitles. Our hero flies first to Puerto Rico, where he persuades Garcia, the greedy middleman in his Cuban oil deal, to slash his “fee” by 90 percent. Next, J.R. visits Havana to claim the $40 million […]

Drill Bits: Dallas is on DVD. Go Ahead and Get Carried Away.

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The first season of TNT’s “Dallas” was released on DVD last week. It has all 10 episodes and 2 hours of bonus material, including some Larry Hagman goodness you’ve never seen before. In other words: Take a day off work. You’re going to need it. The extras feature more than 25 deleted scenes, including three […]

Dallas Parallels: Strange Bedfellows

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On “Dallas,” business routinely makes strange bedfellows, but the unlikeliest alliance of all might be formed in the second-season episode “Fallen Idol,” when J.R. and Pam join forces to squelch Bobby’s plan to build a shopping center on Southfork. J.R.’s motivation is selfish – he doesn’t want the land developed because he’s secretly plotting to […]

The Best & Worst of TNT’s Dallas: Season 1

The Great One

The first season of TNT’s “Dallas” brought the Ewings back to series television after a two-decade absence. I loved it – mostly. Performances The new “Dallas” cast divides into two categories: Larry Hagman and everyone else. As the now-elderly J.R., Hagman was sometimes mischievous, sometimes moving and always magical. Trying to figure out how Hagman does […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Ken Kercheval

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TNT’s “Dallas” just finished its first season with three big revelations: Cliff Barnes is Rebecca’s father (!), the mastermind behind her scheme (!!), and the owner of a really cool jet (!!!). Ken Kercheval, Cliff’s real-life alter ego, graciously spoke to me this week about his iconic character and what the future might hold for […]

Things Ewings Say

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J.R. isn’t the only sharp-tongued Ewing on TNT’s “Dallas.” To help you prepare for tomorrow’s telecast of “Revelations,” the first-season finale, we offer this review of memorable lines from other characters. • “Count your blessings, Christopher. Those two old geezers would still find a reason to fight.” Lucy (Charlene Tilton), after her cousin announces J.R. […]

Things Ewings Say (J.R. Edition)

Bullets don’t seem to have much of an effect on him (Photo credit: Mark Seliger/TNT)

If the first season of TNT’s “Dallas” taught us anything, it’s this: J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) still has a way with words. With “Revelations,” the eagerly awaited season finale two days away, here’s a look back at some of his best lines. • “Son, the courts are for amateurs and the faint of heart.” Responding […]

TNT’s Dallas Styles: Ann’s Pearls

She wears them well

On the original “Dallas,” Miss Ellie’s pearl necklace symbolized her role as wife, mother and fount of wisdom. Along with the beloved matriarch’s sack dresses, those little white beads became Ellie’s most enduring signature. On TNT’s “Dallas,” Ann’s beads serve as visual shorthand for her role as Bobby’s wife and the new woman of Southfork. The […]

Drill Bits: For Patrick Duffy, Edits Go with the TV Territory

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TNT’s “Dallas” has given audiences lots of great scenes this season, but some of the best moments – like J.R. and Sue Ellen’s dance at the Ewing barbecue in “The Last Hurrah” – have been left on the cutting room floor. As Patrick Duffy sees it, that’s showbiz. “Several of my favorite scenes didn’t make […]

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