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: TNT’s Dallas Episode 17 – ‘The Furious and the Fast’

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We know it’s coming, but still it shocks us. “The Furious and the Fast” ends with the murder of J.R. Ewing, or at least what looks like his murder. It’s jarring, chilling, sad. It’s also a technological feat. The producers apparently created the sequence using recycled footage and audio clips, although the Hollywood trickery is […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 2, Week 1

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Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Battle Lines” and “Venomous Creatures,” the first two episodes of “Dallas’s” second season: • What’s Pamela’s plan? At the end of “Revelations,” the first-season finale, Rebecca (Julie Gonzalo) went to an airport hanger to meet with the mastermind behind her scheme against Christopher: her […]

The Dal-List: 15 Great Dallas Scenes Featuring Larry Hagman

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Larry Hagman made magic every time he appeared on “Dallas,” so coming up with a definitive list of his greatest scenes feels like an impossible task. Instead, let’s just call this a list of 15 performances I love. 15. Welcome to the family. On the day Bobby brings Pam (Victoria Principal) home to Southfork and introduces […]

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 […]

Drill Bits: TNT’s Dallas Finale Draws a Crowd

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TNT’s “Dallas” went out with a bang: “Revelations,” the first-season finale, scored 4.3 million viewers on August 8, becoming the evening’s most-watched cable program. The audience included 1.6 million viewers between the ages of 18 and 49, the demographic advertisers covet. The show soared despite stiff competition from NBC’s Olympics coverage, which drew 29 million […]

TNT’s Dallas Styles: John Ross’s Vests

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During the old “Dallas’s” early years, J.R. often wore vests, symbolizing how he was no one-dimensional villain: The extra layer under his suit jackets reflected his multi-layered personality. On TNT’s “Dallas,” John Ross wears vests too, but his look seems to carry a different meaning. Josh Henderson’s character is still coming into his own as an […]

The Art of TNT’s Dallas: ‘Revelations’

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Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) goes to the park to see Ann in this publicity shot from “Revelations,” the 10th episode of TNT’s “Dallas.” Photo credit: Bill Matlock/TNT.

TNT’s Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I Don’t Know Who I’d Be Without You’

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In “Revelations,” “Dallas’s” first-season finale, J.R. (Larry Hagman) enters Bobby’s hospital room, where a nurse (Gail Washington) stands nearby as Bobby (Patrick Duffy) lies in a coma-like state. NURSE: Sir, you can’t be in here yet. J.R.: Well, you can call security if you have to darlin’. But until they throw me out, I’m going to be […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 10 – ‘Revelations’

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No one gets shot, run over or blown up at the end of “Revelations” – and for this, we should be thankful. As much fun as the original “Dallas’s” season finales were, they feel a little gimmicky in retrospect. Smart storytelling, not splashy cliffhangers, keep today’s television audiences hooked. Cynthia Cidre, the creative force behind […]

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