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 […]

One Year After ‘Dallas,’ Cast and Crew Keep Busy

The final episode of TNT’s “Dallas” aired one year ago today. Here’s an update on the show’s stars and key players from behind the scenes. JOSH HENDERSON has been cast as the male lead in “The Arrangement,” an eagerly anticipated E! pilot about an actress who is offered $10 million to marry Hollywood’s biggest star. Filming […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Patrick Duffy

Patrick Duffy is everything you would expect him to be: smart, thoughtful, funny and above all, kind. I was honored to interview him recently, and I’m excited to share our conversation with my fellow “Dallas” fans. It’s been eight months since “Dallas” was canceled. How’s life treating you? Well, it’s been more than a year […]

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, […]

The Dal-List: 37 Reasons to Love ‘Dallas’

“Dallas” debuted 37 years ago today. Here’s why we still love the Ewings. 37. “Digger’s Daughter.” Bobby marries Pam, Lucy and Ray take a roll in the hay and Jock calls J.R. a jackass. Could this show have gotten off to a better start? 36. Southfork. To a lot of us, the white house on Braddock […]

Poll: Who is ‘Dallas’s’ Second Greatest Character?

J.R. will always be “Dallas’s” greatest character, but who’s the runner-up? Vote for your choice or share other options in the comments section.   Share your comments below and vote in Dallas Decoder’s other polls.

Poll: Who is ‘Dallas’s’ Greatest Couple?

“Dallas” has given us many classic romantic pairings. Vote for your favorite or share other options in the comments section below.   Share your comments below and vote in Dallas Decoder’s other polls.

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 Parallels: Turning Tables

Who says you can’t beat a Ewing? As the original “Dallas” neared its end, two Westar board members invited J.R. to become the company’s new chairman. J.R. found the offer too good to refuse, so he sold his share of Ewing Oil to Cliff Barnes and accepted the offer to join Westar — only to […]

The Dallas Decoder Quiz: Third-Season Trivialities

Now that you’ve watched “Dallas: The Complete Third Season” on DVD, this quiz should be a piece of cake. The correct answers appear at the end. 1. What was the first line of dialogue spoken during the first third-season scene? a) “Well, we did it.” b) “How do I look?” c) “John Ross!” 2. What […]