Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 159 — ‘Love Stories’

I don’t remember how I felt about Mark Graison’s death when I saw “Love Stories” as a kid, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t move me now. John Beck’s character was never one of my favorites; his shameless pursuit of Pam while she was still married to Bobby was a turnoff during Mark’s earliest […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘A Bird in the Hand, Honey’

In “Fools Rush In,” a seventh-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) is seated at his office desk when Katherine (Morgan Brittany) enters the room. KATHERINE: Hello, J.R. What’s this problem you called me about? I don’t have a lot of time. J.R.: The one thing I never thought you were was stupid. KATHERINE: Hey, look, […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 154 — ‘Fools Rush In’

One reason Larry Hagman is so damn good is because he knows what the audience wants and how to give it to us. Take “Fools Rush In’s” most entertaining scene, when J.R. chews out Katherine for inadvertently making a Bobby/Pam reconciliation possible. It’s somewhat ridiculous to see a grown man so consumed with his brother’s love life, […]