Five More Who Mattered: Dallas Decoder’s Other 2014 VIPs

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The fans are Dallas Decoder’s Persons of the Year, but here are five others who made important contributions to “Dallas” in 2014: Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin. If you’re a fan of the new “Dallas,” then join me in honoring executive producers Cidre and Robin for delivering an entertaining show and then fighting like […]

Dallas Decoder’s Persons of the Year: The Fans

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Let’s face it: This wasn’t an easy year to be a “Dallas” fan. Oh, we enjoyed the show plenty. In its third season, the new “Dallas” delivered great moments worthy of the original, including John Ross and Sue Ellen’s instant-classic kitchen-counter confrontation, Pamela’s heartbreaking jailhouse farewell to Cliff and Patrick Duffy’s triumphant return to the […]

Tonight on #DallasChat: Love, Hate and Everything in Between

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You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Monday, December 8, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme will be “Love/Hate.” Now that TNT’s “Dallas” has ended, we’ll reflect on the things we loved about the new series, along with the stuff we weren’t crazy about. If you have […]

Classic Critiques Return to Dallas Decoder

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Dallas Decoder is resuming its coverage of the original “Dallas” series, starting today. I’m picking up where I left off earlier this year — about two-thirds of the way through the seventh season. Look for a fresh episode critique and “Dallas Scene of the Day” transcript each Wednesday for the next few weeks. These are the […]

Critique: Dallas Episode 152 — ‘True Confessions’

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In “True Confessions,” Pam brings Christopher to Southfork to visit Miss Ellie, who bends down and greets the child with a hug and kiss. If I had watched this scene a few months ago, I probably wouldn’t have given it a second thought. Seeing it now, with Christopher’s recent death on the “Dallas” sequel series […]

Dallas’s Third and Final Season Comes to DVD on January 13

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Mark your calendars: The third and final season of TNT’s “Dallas” will come to DVD on Tuesday, January 13. The three-disc set will contain all 15 episodes, along with never-before-aired scenes. The recommended sale price is $39.98 You can pre-order the set from WBshop.com, the online retail arm of Warner Bros., the studio that produced “Dallas,” […]

It’s Dueling Dallases, Tonight on #DallasChat

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You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Monday, December 1, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme will be “Dueling Dallases.” We’ll compare the original “Dallas” to the recently completed TNT sequel series. If you have ideas for questions, leave them in the comments section below, tweet them to […]

Dressing Dallas: A Day with Costume Designer Rachel Kunin

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Rachel Sage Kunin is standing inside an antique store on the edge of Dallas, carefully examining an ornate ring. “This could work,” she says before handing over her credit card, scribbling her signature on the receipt and dashing back to her car. It’s early April, and Kunin — the costume designer for TNT’s “Dallas” — […]

Goodbye, Dallas!

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Saying goodbye to “Dallas” isn’t hard because I never got used to the show being back in the first place. Like many fans, I grew up with the original series, watching it with my family on Friday nights for more than a decade. When “Dallas” went off the air in 1991, I kept on watching […]

Tonight, #DallasChat Looks Toward the Future

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You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Monday, November 24, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. We’ll reflect on the recent efforts to rescue “Dallas” from cancellation and discuss the future of the franchise. Our theme: #DallasForever. If you have ideas for questions, leave them in the comments section […]

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