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 […]

The Dal-List: 36 Experiences Shared By Longtime Dallas Fans

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Remember when “Dallas” ruled the world? Here are 36 experiences shared by fans who’ve loved the show since its heyday.   1. Getting together with the fam on Friday nights to watch the show.   2. Feeling excited when you saw this because it meant “Dallas” was up next.   3. Getting chills when the “Dallas” […]

Dallas Drinks: The Pam

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To honor Victoria Principal’s performance on “Dallas,” Dallas Decoder and Cook In/Dine Out offer a Pam-inspired “Dallas Drinks” cocktail. Enjoy!

The Dal-List: Classic Dallas’s 13 Most Harrowing Kidnappings

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The Ewings discover Ann and Emma (Brenda Strong, Emma Bell) have been kidnapped in “Boxed In,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode. Fortunately, our favorite TV family has plenty of experience dealing with this kind of thing. Here’s a look at the 13 most harrowing kidnappings from the original series. 13. Lucy (1978). When the Ewings refused to let […]

#DallasChat Daily: What Are Dallas’s Best/Worst Recasts?

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“Dallas” recast several roles over the years. Which ones worked? Which ones failed? Among the choices: Miss Ellie (played by Barbara Bel Geddes and Donna Reed), Gary (David Ackroyd, Ted Shackelford), Pam (Victoria Principal, Margaret Michaels), Digger (David Wayne, Keenan Wynn) and Kristin (Colleen Camp, Mary Crosby). There were also three Jennas: Morgan Fairchild, Priscilla […]

#DallasChat Daily: Who’s Bobby’s Best Wife?

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There have been three Mrs. Bobby Ewings on “Dallas” — Pam, April and Ann. Picking a favorite is almost as tough as choosing between Ginger and Mary Ann on “Gilligan’s Island,” but let’s try anyway. Your #DallasChat Daily question: Who is Bobby’s best wife? Share your comments below and join other #DallasChat Daily discussions.

#DallasChat Daily: Is Bobby a Good Husband?

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Bobby has had three wives on “Dallas,” and each marriage had its ups and downs. He stood by Pam when the Barnes-Ewing feud was at its peak, but his chauvinistic streak revealed itself on more than one occasion during the course of their marriage. Later, Bobby became April’s knight in shining armor, but only after […]

#DallasChat Daily: What’s the Best J.R./Pam Scene?

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Perhaps no two characters had better battle scenes than J.R. and Pam, whose constant clashes were one of the original “Dallas’s” highlights. Do you have a favorite fight? Was it their first encounter on the day Bobby brought his new bride home to Southfork? Or maybe it was the time J.R. threatened Pam’s life if […]

#DallasChat Daily: How Do Pam and Pamela Compare?

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Pam and Pamela share more than a name on “Dallas.” Both characters also experienced awkward introductions to the family Ewing, both had tense first encounters with J.R. and both suffered setbacks on the road to motherhood. Do the similarities end there? Your #DallasChat Daily questions: How are Pam and Pamela alike, and how are they […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Margaret Michaels

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Margaret Michaels occupies a unique place in “Dallas” history. In 1988, one year after Victoria Principal left the original series, Michaels played Pam Ewing in two scenes designed to give the character closure after her fiery car crash and disappearance from Southfork. The following season, Michaels returned for a few episodes as Jeanne O’Brien, a […]

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