A Farewell to Barnes: Remembering Ken Kercheval

Cliff Barnes was a loser, but Ken Kercheval was anything but. By portraying Cliff as an endearing jackass, Kercheval won the hearts of “Dallas” fans and created a character who, in some ways, was as essential to the show’s success as Larry Hagman’s J.R. Ewing. Cliff could be petty, foolish and hopelessly oblivious, but Kercheval […]

You’re Invited to #DallasChat’s Dec. 18 Holiday Reunion

Dallas Decoder will host its first — and last — #DallasChat of 2017 on Monday, December 18, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme: “A #DallasChat Holiday Reunion.” If you’re new to #DallasChat or need a refresher, here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet questions from my Twitter handle, @DallasDecoder. […]

Jared Martin, Forever ‘Dallas’s’ Lusty Dusty

Reading Jared Martin’s obituaries over the weekend, I was struck by how many emphasized his connection to “Dallas.” Entertainment Weekly, Deadline Hollywood and several other entertainment news sites mentioned the show in the headlines announcing his death, while the headers from the Associated Press and the Hollywood Reporter went so far as to also include […]

Celebrate the Holidays with #DallasChat on Dec. 19

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, December 19, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. This will be our fourth annual holiday-themed discussion, so the theme will be “A Very Merry #DallasChat IV.” If you’re new to #DallasChat or need a refresher, here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet […]

#DallasChat is Cooking Up Something Special for Nov. 21

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, November 21, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. This will be our second Thanksgiving-themed #DallasChat, so the topic will be “Talkin’ Turkey II.” If you’re new to #DallasChat or need a refresher, here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet 10 questions from […]

#DallasChat Will Bring You Thrills and Chills on Oct. 24

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, October 24, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. This will be our second Halloween-themed #DallasChat, so the topic will be “Oh, the Horror! II.” If you’re new to #DallasChat or need a refresher, here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet 10 questions […]

Coming Oct. 17: ‘The Great ‘Dallas’ Debate!’

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, October 17, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Since it’s election season, our theme will be “The Great ‘Dallas’ Debate!” You’ll be asked to take sides on some of “Dallas’s” thorniest issues, so expect lots of passionate discourse. Of course, this is #DallasChat, so we’ll […]

Fall Into #DallasChat on Sept. 19

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, September 19, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. This discussion will begin a series of all-new chats after a summer of “best of” reruns. Our theme will be “Fall for #DallasChat,” which means we’ll talk about classic moments from the original show’s autumn premieres, as […]

You’re Invited to Another ‘Best of #DallasChat’ on Aug. 15

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, August 15, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme: “The Best of #DallasChat VII.” I’ll once again ask favorite questions from past discussions. If you’re new to #DallasChat — or if you need a refresher — here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, […]

Join Us For Another ‘Best of #DallasChat’ on July 18

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, July 18, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme: “The Best of #DallasChat VI.” I’ll once again ask favorite questions from past discussions. If you’re new to #DallasChat — or if you need a refresher — here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, […]