Dallas Ranks Among the Hottest Cable Shows on Social Media

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You know where “Dallas” was a runaway hit last week? Social media. The series ranks fifth (!) on a list of the 25 cable shows that generated the most online chatter last week. The list, which was compiled by research firm General Sentiment, tracked mentions of series’ titles, Twitter handles, hashtags and major characters. General […]

It’s Time to Renew Dallas, TNT

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Will TNT renew “Dallas” for a fourth season? I have no idea, but there’s no shortage of reasons why this show deserves another year. Let’s start with the numbers: • TV ratings. Yes, they’ve dropped. “Dallas” averaged 1.9 million viewers on Mondays this year, down 28 percent from its second season, according to Nielsen. However, […]

Tonight on #DallasChat: ‘The Best and Worst of Season 3’

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You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Monday, September 29, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. Now that another year of “Dallas” has concluded, our theme will be: “The Best and Worst of Season 3.” If you have ideas for questions, leave them in the comments section below, tweet […]

Dallas Styles: ‘Endgame’ and ‘Brave New World’

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“Dallas” ended its third season with heroes falling and villains rising — and their costumes reflected their changing fortunes. John Ross (Josh Henderson) went rogue when he headed to Mexico to save Ewing Global and his mistress Emma — not necessarily in that order — and so of course he donned his trusty leather jacket, […]

Say What?! This Week’s Best Dallas Sound Bites

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“Dallas” delivers the most delicious dialogue on television. Here are the best sound bites from “Endgame” and “Brave New World,” this week’s episodes. What are your favorite lines from “Endgame” and “Brave New World”? Share them in the comments section below and read more editions of “Say What?!”

TNT’s Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘I’m Worse’

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In “Brave New World,” “Dallas’s” third-season finale, Bobby and Sue Ellen (Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray) stand in the Ewing Global offices, gazing at J.R.’s portrait. BOBBY: I miss him. SUE ELLEN: Me too, but I think I finally feel free of him. Hell, I might even find love again. BOBBY: You deserve that, Sue Ellen. […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 40 — ‘Brave New World’

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Throughout “Dallas’s” third season, John Ross strives to honor J.R. without becoming him. He wears Daddy’s wristwatch and belt buckle and embarks on one ambitious scheme after another, hoping to emulate J.R.’s business successes without repeating his personal failures. Nothing goes according to plan, of course, and by the end of the season’s final hour, “Brave […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Cynthia Cidre

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Spoiler alert! “Dallas” fans are still reeling from this week’s season finale, in which Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) was killed when his car blew up and John Ross (Josh Henderson) learned J.R. has a secret daughter. I spoke with executive producer Cynthia Cidre about the cliffhangers — and what fans will see if “Dallas” returns next year. […]

TNT’s Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘… Criminals Who Do Business’

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In “Endgame,” a third-season “Dallas” episode, El Pozolero (Miguel Sandoval), Nicolas (Juan Pablo Di Pace) and a group of henchmen enter the Mexican house, where Luis (Antonio Jaramillo) stands around, talking to his thugs. LUIS: I wish I would have known you were coming. I would have prepared you a special feast. EL POZOLERO: This […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 39 — ‘Endgame’

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In “Endgame,” does John Ross go to Mexico to save his company or his mistress? He later tells Emma his rescue mission was strictly business, but I’m not convinced. John Ross seems to genuinely care for her, which makes his decision to take her place as Luis’s hostage seem surprisingly selfless. It brings to mind […]

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