Dallas 2013: Hail and Farewell to Those We Lost

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In 2013, “Dallas” fans said goodbye to several people who contributed to the original series. Here’s a list of those we lost, along with a few notable deaths that occurred among the show’s extended family. Click on each person’s name to learn more about his or her career at IMDb.com. Deanne Barkley Died April 2 […]

The Best & Worst of Dallas: Season 2

Don’t mess with Mama

“Dallas” was still figuring itself out during its second season, which means there was plenty to hail and heckle. Performances Although every member of the ensemble has great moments this season, no one is as consistently wonderful as Barbara Bel Geddes. Miss Ellie becomes a somewhat frustrating character as “Dallas” progresses – she too often […]

Dallas Isn’t ‘Brokeback Southfork,’ But It’s Pretty Gay

Our girl

By today’s standards, “Dallas” isn’t a “gay” show. Southfork never hosts a “Brokeback Mountain”-esque love story. There are no same-sex office romances at Ewing Oil. Dusty Farlow wears ascots to keep dust out of his face, not because he’s fabulous. Yet “Dallas” is very much a show with gay sensibilities. It regularly explores themes – […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Could You Learn to Live With Sam, Too?’

Charlene Tilton, Dallas, Kit Mainwaring, Mark Wheeler, Royal Marriage

In “Royal Marriage,” a second-season “Dallas” episode, Lucy (Charlene Tilton) and Kit (Mark Wheeler) are in his apartment, seated on the sofa and talking about their future. KIT: Lucy, I can’t marry you. LUCY: [Flabbergasted] What are you talking about? KIT: I can’t go through with it. LUCY: I don’t understand. You said you loved […]

Critique: Dallas Episode 26 – ‘Royal Marriage’

Charlene Tilton, Dallas, Kit Mainwaring, Mark Wheeler, Royal Marriage

“Royal Marriage” is historically significant television. When this episode debuted in 1979, it offered one of prime time’s first positive depictions of a gay character: Kit Mainwaring, the closeted oil-and-cattle heir who becomes Lucy’s fiancée. “Dallas” goes out of its way not to scorn Kit. This was a mark of progress in the ’70s, when […]

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