3 Days, 33 Episodes: Here’s How to Catch Up on TNT’s ‘Dallas’

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Did you promise yourself you’d spend the summer getting acquainted — or reacquainted — with TNT’s “Dallas”? Did you fail to keep this promise? Relax: You still have time. Grab your DVDs and downloads and have a marathon of your own this weekend. Here’s how to watch all 33 hours of the show before the […]

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

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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 […]

Drill Bits: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Finale Draws a Crowd

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TNT’s “Dallas” went out with a bang: “Revelations,” the first-season finale, scored 4.3 million viewers on August 8, becoming the evening’s most-watched cable program. The audience included 1.6 million viewers between the ages of 18 and 49, the demographic advertisers covet. The show soared despite stiff competition from NBC’s Olympics coverage, which drew 29 million […]

Things Ewings Say

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J.R. isn’t the only sharp-tongued Ewing on TNT’s “Dallas.” To help you prepare for tomorrow’s telecast of “Revelations,” the first-season finale, we offer this review of memorable lines from other characters. • “Count your blessings, Christopher. Those two old geezers would still find a reason to fight.” Lucy (Charlene Tilton), after her cousin announces J.R. and […]

Things Ewings Say (J.R. Edition)

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If the first season of TNT’s “Dallas” taught us anything, it’s this: J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) still has a way with words. With “Revelations,” the eagerly awaited season finale two days away, here’s a look back at some of his best lines. • “Son, the courts are for amateurs and the faint of heart.” Responding to […]

Drill Bits: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Wrangles Big Audience

EXT. SOUTHFORK RANCH - WEDDING AREAJohn Ross attemps to blackmail Christopher who heads for Elena EXT. SOUTHFORK RANCH - WEDDING AREA Christopher heads for ElenaEXT. SOUTHFORK RANCH - WEDDING AREAChristopher & Rebecca are marriedEXT. SOUTHFORK RANCH - BOBBY'S STUDY Intruder jumpsout window. Ann decides not to shoot EXT. SOUTHFORK RANCH Ann's POV - Intruder running into darkness

The June 13 debut of TNT’s “Dallas” drew 6.9 million viewers, becoming the year’s most-watched premiere of a cable drama or comedy. The audience included a healthy 1.9 million viewers between the ages of 18 and 49, the group advertisers pay a premium to reach. “Dallas’s” two-hour premiere drew more viewers than any program on […]

TNT’s Dallas Styles: Marta’s Hair

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On TNT’s “Dallas,” there is no greater chameleon than Marta del Sol, the sexy siren who specializes in deceiving Ewing men. Bobby believes he’s selling Southfork to Marta and J.R. believes he’s buying it from her, but neither brother knows the truth: Marta is really plotting with John Ross to seize the ranch and the […]

The Art of TNT’s Dallas: ‘Hedging Your Bets’

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Marta (Leonor Varela) is seen in this publicity shot from “Hedging Your Bets,” the second episode of TNT’s “Dallas.” Photo credit: Zade Rosenthal/TNT.

TNT’s Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘The Prettiest Girl at the Ball’

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In “Hedging Your Bets,” a first-season “Dallas” episode, J.R. (Larry Hagman) approaches Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) at the Cattle Baron’s Ball. SUE ELLEN: J.R., what are you doing here? I thought you weren’t well enough to even leave your room. J.R.: I just came by to congratulate you. And you deserve it, honey. Look at you. And […]

Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 2 – ‘Hedging Your Bets’

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“Hedging Your Bets,” the second of the two episodes TNT telecast on “Dallas’s” opening night, was solidly entertaining, even if it wasn’t quite as satisfying as the first hour, “Changing of the Guard.” The story continued to take unexpected twists, but I found myself hoping things would slow down so the audience could get better […]