The Dallas Decoder Guide to the McKay Family

Carter McKay, Dallas, George Kennedy

The McKays are back! The family that feuded with the Ewings during the original “Dallas’s” later years is slowly creeping back into TNT’s sequel series: Hunter, a McKay grandson, was introduced earlier this year, while this week’s episode, “Victims of Love,” will bring back Tracey, who’s now played by Melinda Clarke. Need a refresher on […]

The Best & Worst of TNT’s Dallas: Season 1

The Great One

The first season of TNT’s “Dallas” brought the Ewings back to series television after a two-decade absence. I loved it – mostly. Performances The new “Dallas” cast divides into two categories: Larry Hagman and everyone else. As the now-elderly J.R., Hagman was sometimes mischievous, sometimes moving and always magical. Trying to figure out how Hagman does […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 5 – ‘Truth and Consequences’

Ann Ewing, Brenda Strong, Dallas, TNT, Truth and Consequences

“Truth and Consequences” offers a nice showcase for Brenda Strong and Julie Gonzalo, who haven’t had much to do on TNT’s “Dallas” until now. Both actresses make the most of the opportunities they’re given, delivering solid performances that add dimension to their characters, Ann and Rebecca, the newest Ewing wives. Throughout this episode, Ann reminds […]

Drill Bits: Another Ratings Win for TNT’s Dallas

Dallas, Josh Henderson, John Ross Ewing, J.R. Ewing, Larry Hagman

The real test for new TV shows isn’t the number of people who tune in for the premiere – it’s the number who come back during the second week. If a series holds onto enough of its audience during week two, it’s a good sign viewers like what they see and will keep coming back […]

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