The Best & Worst of Dallas: Season 7

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“Dallas’s” seventh season clocks in at 30 hours, making it the show’s longest season yet. Does quantity equal quality? Performances If Cliff Barnes were played by anyone other than Ken Kercheval, we’d probably hate him. Cliff is foolish, petty, self-centered — yet throughout the seventh season, Kercheval brings a startling amount of vulnerability to the […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘That’s What Brothers Are For’

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In “Love Stories,” a seventh-season “Dallas” episode, Bobby (Patrick Duffy) enters the Southfork living room, where J.R. (Larry Hagman) is fixing himself a drink. BOBBY: Is there some reason you didn’t come into work today? I wanted to talk to you. J.R.: And a good evening to you too, Bob. Want a drink? BOBBY: No. […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 159 — ‘Love Stories’

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I don’t remember how I felt about Mark Graison’s death when I saw “Love Stories” as a kid, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t move me now. John Beck’s character was never one of my favorites; his shameless pursuit of Pam while she was still married to Bobby was a turnoff during Mark’s earliest […]