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 […]

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, […]

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.

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 […]

Dallas Parallels: Caught!

History repeats itself during “Dallas’s” third season when Pamela finds John Ross cheating with Emma. It’s not unlike the classic scene from the original show’s sixth year, when Sue Ellen walks in on J.R. in bed with Holly. There’s one major difference, of course: Sue Ellen flees the scene of J.R.’s crime in tears — […]

‘Dallas’ on DVD: The Ewings Have a Few More Surprises For Us

“Dallas: The Complete Third Season” arrives on DVD tomorrow, and for many fans, the highlight will be the three-disc set’s 31 deleted scenes. This previously unseen material comprises an impressive 48 minutes of screen time; if you watch it all in one sitting, it’s almost like having a brand-new episode to enjoy. Whether you binge […]

Poll: What is ‘Dallas’s’ Best Cliffhanger?

Every “Dallas” fan has a favorite finale. What’s yours?   Share your comments below and vote in Dallas Decoder’s other polls.

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 […]

The Best & Worst of TNT’s Dallas: Season 3

“Dallas’s” third and final season was a thrill ride, even if our beloved Larry Hagman wasn’t around to take the trip with us. Here’s a look back at the highs and lows. Performances Josh Henderson was a revelation this year. As John Ross struggled to follow J.R.’s boot steps, he kept getting sidetracked by his […]