The Best & Worst of Dallas: Season 3

Can’t touch this

“Dallas’s” third season offers lots to celebrate – and a few things to curse. Performances Larry Hagman and Linda Gray do mighty impressive work in Season 3, but even they can’t touch Jim Davis and Barbara Bel Geddes. Since I began re-watching “Dallas,” the nicest discovery has been how good Davis is as Jock, especially […]

Critique: Dallas Episode 48 – ‘Sue Ellen’s Choice’

Dallas, Dusty Farlow, Jared Martin, Linda Gray, Sue Ellen Ewing, Sue Ellen's Choice

In “Sue Ellen’s Choice,” our heroine wrestles with two options: She can leave J.R. for Dusty and lose custody of her son, or she can stay married and keep the baby. If other possibilities exist, “Dallas” doesn’t present them. Sue Ellen ultimately chooses to stick with J.R., and I suppose we should admire her for […]

Dallas Styles: Sue Ellen’s Jeans

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Sue Ellen is “Dallas’s” classiest dresser, so when she wears jeans in “Rodeo,” it’s worth noting. Yes, there are practical reasons for this particular wardrobe choice – what else would one wear to a rodeo? – but the denim carries symbolic value, too. Jeans have signified defiance since James Dean popularized them in “Rebel Without […]

The Art of Dallas: ‘Rodeo’

Art of Dallas - Rodeo

Lucy (Charlene Tilton) is seen in this 1979 publicity shot from “Rodeo,” a third-season “Dallas” episode.

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I Don’t Know Where it’s Gonna End’

Barbara Bel Geddes, Dallas, Digger Barnes, Keenan Wynn, Rodeo

In “Rodeo,” a third-season “Dallas” episode, Miss Ellie and Digger (Barbara Bel Geddes, Keenan Wynn) stroll together alongside a fence at Southfork. DIGGER: All those months in California put some money in my pocket. Made me remember how good it feels to work hard and get paid for it. I have been on the wagon […]

Critique: Dallas Episode 37 – ‘Rodeo’

Dallas, Dusty Farlow, Jared Martin, Rodeo

Rodeos pit man against beast and on “Dallas,” no one is more beastly than J.R. In “Rodeo,” Sue Ellen, having failed to tame her savage husband, considers climbing in the saddle with a man who seems far less brutish: Dusty Farlow. Sue Ellen meets the dashing cowboy when she enters a Braddock café with an […]

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