Celebrate Sue Ellen This Week on Dallas Decoder

This week, Dallas Decoder shines a spotlight on Sue Ellen Ewing, played by the magnificent Linda Gray. It begins tonight with a special edition of #DallasChat, followed later in the week by posts on her most memorable moments, her witticisms and some surprises. Visit each day and join the celebration.

If You Like Dallas Decoder, Please ‘Like’ Us on Facebook

Have you “liked” Dallas Decoder on Facebook? If not, I hope you’ll consider doing so. You’ll find lots of special content there, including holiday “cards” like the one shown here and J.R. and Sue Ellen’s wedding album. Dallas Decoder is also on Twitter, where I conduct one-hour #DallasChat discussions most Monday nights at 9, as […]

Dallas Decoder’s Classic Critiques Resume Next Week

Now that TNT’s “Dallas” has completed its second season, I’m ready to get back to writing about the classic series. I plan to post a critique and “Dallas Scene of the Day” transcript each Monday and Wednesday, beginning next week. I’ll pick up with the sixth season, the year that gave us Jock’s will, the […]

Happy Anniversary, Darlins!

“Dallas” debuted on April 2, 1978, but there’s a second reason this day is special to me: I introduced DallasDecoder.com exactly one year ago. My initial goal was to use this site to get reacquainted with my all-time favorite TV show before the arrival of TNT’s continuation. I figured I’d dash off a critique a […]

New Season, New Features

The start of “Dallas’s” second season signals some changes at Dallas Decoder. Here’s what you’ll see: • “Burning Questions.” This weekly feature, which debuts today, will address the questions left unanswered at the end of the previous “Dallas” episode. The goal: to help fans refresh their memories before TNT telecasts the latest installment each Monday […]

A Very Merry Thank You

With the holidays upon us, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who reads Dallas Decoder. Your support is the gift that keeps giving, and I appreciate it. Special thanks go to the folks who share their thoughts in the comments section of each post. Reading your feedback is always the highlight of […]

… And We’re Back

After taking a breather in August, Dallas Decoder is back. This week, I’ll post “Best & Worst” reviews for each of the original “Dallas’s” first three seasons, as well as my wrap-up of the TNT series’ inaugural season. Next week, I’ll resume critiquing the classic show’s episodes, picking up where I left off in the […]


I’m making some changes at Dallas Decoder, just in time for summer. Starting next week, I’m going to begin critiquing “Knots Landing” episodes that feature J.R., Bobby and other “Dallas” characters. If you haven’t seen these installments, think of them as the Southfork saga’s lost chapters. My “Knots Landing” posts will be sprinkled among my […]

Decoding ‘Dallas’

Hello, darlins! My name is Chris and I’ve been watching “Dallas” since I was a kid. I’m starting Dallas Decoder to pay tribute to the show, explore its enduring appeal and maybe figure out why I love it as much as I do. My goal is to critique each “Dallas” episode in the order in […]