Jared Martin, Forever ‘Dallas’s’ Lusty Dusty

Reading Jared Martin’s obituaries over the weekend, I was struck by how many emphasized his connection to “Dallas.” Entertainment Weekly, Deadline Hollywood and several other entertainment news sites mentioned the show in the headlines announcing his death, while the headers from the Associated Press and the Hollywood Reporter went so far as to also include […]

Happy Anniversary to Them (And to Us)

“Dallas” debuted 39 years ago today, while Dallas Decoder started on this day five years ago. How time flies! To mark the occasion, I’ve added fresh images to our front page, and I plan to share some publicity stills from “Dallas’s” first season on social media throughout April. I also hope to get back to […]

A Holiday Wish for ‘Dallas’ Fans — and Everyone Else

What a year this has been, “Dallas” fans. It feels like we’re all living in the show’s infamous dream season. Not the good part of that year — the first batch of episodes, which featured some of “Dallas’s” best-ever writing and direction and Linda Gray’s stellar performance as a down-in-the-gutter Sue Ellen. No, real life […]

#DallasChat is Cooking Up Something Special for Nov. 21

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, November 21, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. This will be our second Thanksgiving-themed #DallasChat, so the topic will be “Talkin’ Turkey II.” If you’re new to #DallasChat or need a refresher, here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet 10 questions from […]

Coming Oct. 17: ‘The Great ‘Dallas’ Debate!’

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, October 17, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Since it’s election season, our theme will be “The Great ‘Dallas’ Debate!” You’ll be asked to take sides on some of “Dallas’s” thorniest issues, so expect lots of passionate discourse. Of course, this is #DallasChat, so we’ll […]

You’re Invited to Another ‘Best of #DallasChat’ on Aug. 15

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, August 15, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme: “The Best of #DallasChat VII.” I’ll once again ask favorite questions from past discussions. If you’re new to #DallasChat — or if you need a refresher — here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, […]

Join Us For Another ‘Best of #DallasChat’ on July 18

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, July 18, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme: “The Best of #DallasChat VI.” I’ll once again ask favorite questions from past discussions. If you’re new to #DallasChat — or if you need a refresher — here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Kristina Hagman

“The Eternal Party,” a biography of Larry Hagman written by his daughter Kristina Hagman, was published last month. I interviewed her recently about the book and her memories of her famous father. Let me start by expressing my condolences on the recent death of your mom, Maj Hagman. I enjoyed learning more about her in […]

Remembering Larry Hagman, the Life of the ‘Party’

I’ve always believed famous people are as entitled to their privacy as anyone else, which is why I hesitated to read “The Eternal Party,” the new biography of Larry Hagman written by his daughter Kristina. The pre-publication publicity made it clear the book would contain information that Larry might have preferred to keep private, and […]

Time for Another ‘Best of #DallasChat’ on June 20

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, June 20, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme: “The Best of #DallasChat V.” I’ll once again ask favorite questions from past discussions. If you’re new to #DallasChat — or if you need a refresher — here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, […]