Feel the Force, Darlins! How ‘Star Wars’ Mirrors ‘Dallas’

You love “Star Wars.” You love “Dallas.” Have you ever noticed how much they have in common?   The first “Star Wars” trilogy and the original “Dallas” series are both sweeping sagas that feature dreamy heroes, scary villains, epic romances and lots of family drama.   The similarities continue in “The Force Awakens” and the […]

Linda Gray Tackles New Roles — and a New Book

Linda Gray has spent the past six months playing four roles on two continents. The iconic “Dallas” star appeared in a London stage production of “Cinderella” during the holidays, then came home to California to film a cable movie, an independent feature film and a new online soap opera. She also wrote a book. Hey, […]

Dallas Desserts: Valentine’s Day Edition II

“Dallas,” this one’s for you. For this year’s “Dallas Desserts” Valentine’s Day treat, Cook In / Dine Out whipped up a special version of tres leches cake. The recipe calls for three kinds of milk, making it an ideal choice to honor “Dallas’s” three-season run. The cake also happens to be sinfully delicious, just like […]

‘Dallas’s’ Third-Season DVD is Now Available

“Dallas: The Complete Third Season” arrives on DVD today. You can purchase the three-disc set from Amazon and other retailers. Dallas Decoder shared an exclusive deleted scene from the DVD yesterday, along with a review of the extras and a poll on the third season’s best scene. Also, if you were unable to join the DVD […]

Dallas Parallels: The Puppeteer

Cliff Barnes may be “Dallas’s” biggest loser, but give the devil his due: He has a knack for pulling the strings of women who’ve been wronged by J.R. Ewing. On TNT’s “Dallas,” after the Ewings framed Cliff (Ken Kercheval) for J.R.’s “murder,” he summoned Elena Ramos (Jordana Brewster) to his Mexican jail cell and made […]

The Dal-List: What’s In and What’s Out for ‘Dallas’ in 2015?

What does the new year hold for “Dallas” fans? Your guesses are as good as mine, but one thing is certain: Just because our favorite show isn’t returning in 2015 doesn’t mean we have nothing to look forward to. Here’s what Dallas Decoder’s crystal ball shows. What about yours? IN | OUT Guesting | Starring […]

Season’s Greetings, ‘Dallas’ Fans

The only thing I enjoy more than watching “Dallas” is writing about it, so I want to take a moment to thank everyone who read Dallas Decoder in 2014. Please know much I appreciate your support, feedback and enthusiasm. This is the first December in a while that we don’t have new “Dallas” episodes to […]

‘Dallas’s’ Third and Final Season Comes to DVD on January 13

Mark your calendars: The third and final season of TNT’s “Dallas” will come to DVD on Tuesday, January 13. The three-disc set will contain all 15 episodes, along with never-before-aired scenes. The recommended sale price is $39.98 You can pre-order the set from WBshop.com, the online retail arm of Warner Bros., the studio that produced “Dallas,” […]

Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 40 — ‘Brave New World’

Throughout “Dallas’s” third season, John Ross strives to honor J.R. without becoming him. He wears Daddy’s wristwatch and belt buckle and embarks on one ambitious scheme after another, hoping to emulate J.R.’s business successes without repeating his personal failures. Nothing goes according to plan, of course, and by the end of the season’s final hour, “Brave […]

‘Which Ewing Dies?’ It’s [Spoiler]

Warning: This article reveals the identity of the character killed during “Dallas’s” third-season finale. Other storylines are also discussed. Scroll down to read more.       No, seriously, if you don’t want to know, stop reading now.       You’ve been warned.     As promised, TNT’s “Dallas” killed off a Ewing in […]