The Dal-List: Classic ‘Dallas’s’ 10 Most Memorable Monologues

Few will forget the courtroom testimony that Ann (Brenda Strong) delivered at the end of “Trial and Error,” last week’s “Dallas” episode. Here’s a look at the Barneses’ and Ewings’ 10 most memorable monologues from the original series and its “Knots Landing” spinoff. 10. Miss Ellie’s lament. With the Ewing empire on the brink of […]

Critique: ‘Knots Landing’ Episode 18 – ‘Kristin’

I’ve always had a soft spot for television crossovers. When I was a kid, I loved seeing Mary Richards visit Rhoda Morgenstern in New York and watching Steve Austin and Jamie Somers fight Bigfoot together. Somehow, crossovers made television seem more real: If Mork could show up on the Cunninghams’ doorstep, why couldn’t he show […]

Knots Landing Scene of the Day: ‘Stay, Lucy. Stay the Week.’

In “Home is For Healing,” a first-season “Knots Landing” episode, Lucy and Valene (Charlene Tilton, Joan Van Ark) are having a heart-to-heart while strolling along the beach when they spot Gary (Ted Shackelford) running toward them. GARY: Lucy! Lucy! LUCY: Daddy. GARY: I don’t want you to go. No, no. Just let me say this. […]

Critique: ‘Knots Landing’ Episode 6 – ‘Home is For Healing’

In “Home is For Healing,” Lucy finally discovers her parents have remarried and moved to Southern California. The moment of truth occurs off-screen, which is a bit unexpected since “Dallas” and “Knots Landing” each spent so long laying the groundwork for what was shaping up to be a Big Reveal. But no matter. “Home is […]