The Best & Worst of TNT’s Dallas: Season 3

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“Dallas’s” third and final season was a thrill ride, even if our beloved Larry Hagman wasn’t around to take the trip with us. Here’s a look back at the highs and lows. Performances Josh Henderson was a revelation this year. As John Ross struggled to follow J.R.’s boot steps, he kept getting sidetracked by his […]

Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 36 — ‘Hurt’

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Bobby Ewing is the steward of Southfork, but Patrick Duffy is the steward of Bobby Ewing. In “Hurt,” Duffy steps behind the camera and directs his first “Dallas” episode in more than two decades, demonstrating how well he knows both his character and the mythology that defines this franchise. This is an hour rooted in […]

Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 30 — ‘D.T.R.’

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Let’s get this out of the way first: “D.T.R.” stands for “define the relationship,” as Christopher’s new girlfriend Heather helpfully explains in the scene where they get to know each other better in the bar. I wasn’t familiar with the expression until recently and neither were a lot of “Dallas” fans, judging by the reactions […]

Dallas Parallels: Women on the Edge

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Pam Ewing, the original “Dallas’s” heroine, and Pamela Barnes, her namesake niece on TNT’s sequel series, have more than a name in common. Both women marry into the Ewing family, both experience awkward introductions to life at Southfork, and their first encounters with J.R. are equally tense. Most notably, Pam and Pamela also suffer tragic […]

AnnaLynne McCord to Join ‘Dallas’ Next Season

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AnnaLynne McCord will guest star on several episodes of “Dallas” next season as Heather, Jesse Metcalfe’s new on-screen love interest. Here’s how TNT, which announced the news today, describes the character: [A] 20-something ranch hand with a troubled ex-husband and a 5-year-old son. Having grown up in a house with four brothers, Heather is quite capable […]

Drill Bits: ‘Dallas’ Season 3 — Spoilers, Speculation and More

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Production on “Dallas’s” third season begins today. There isn’t a lot of news to report, although insiders have dropped a few tidbits about what fans can expect when TNT begins televising the episodes next year. If you want to be surprised, stop reading here. • Jenna Wade may return. The show’s writers are toying with […]

Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 21 – ‘Let Me In’

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“Let Me In” solves the dilemma of who will fill J.R. Ewing’s boots on “Dallas.” The answer: the audience, at least for now. By shifting the focus to the “Who Killed J.R.?” mystery and its corollaries, “Where’s Pam?” and the Barnes-Ryland conspiracy, this masterfully crafted episode gives us a chance to piece together a puzzle […]

Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 12 – ‘Venomous Creatures’

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The boldest thing about the new “Dallas” isn’t the salty language or randy sex scenes – it’s the show’s willingness to let J.R. grow as a character. Larry Hagman’s iconic villain threw audiences for a loop last year when he returned ownership of Southfork to Bobby, and he surprises us again in “Venomous Creatures” when he […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Aaron Allen

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Aaron Allen wrote “Collateral Damage,” one of the standout episodes from the new “Dallas’s” first season, as well as “Venomous Creatures,” the second half of the two-hour season premiere, airing Monday, January 28 on TNT. I spoke to him last week about what we can expect from the Ewings this year. “Dallas’s” second season is almost […]