The Dal-List: Afton Cooper’s 5 Greatest Hits

Audrey Landers’ new album “Dallas Feels Like Home” includes songs she wrote and performed during her run as Afton Cooper on the original “Dallas,” as well as a special tune from her guest shot on “Guilt and Innocence,” the TNT revival’s most recent episode. Here are my five favorite selections. 5. “It Takes 2 to Fly.” Five […]

Dallas Styles: Pam’s Perm

In “Start the Revolution with Me,” Victoria Principal sports a new hairstyle – a frizzy permanent, one of the fashion fads of the early 1980s. The look demonstrates how Pam is always ahead of the curve, and it also gives “Dallas” a chance to show how cool Miss Ellie is. She’s the only character to […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 68 – ‘Start the Revolution with Me’

“Start the Revolution with Me” feels a bit like a 1980s version of “Mad Men.” Not only does this fourth-season “Dallas” episode feature lots of talk about advertising, it also shows the Ewings wrestling with changing gender roles, just like the “Mad Men” characters do. In the episode’s first act, Leslie Stewart, J.R.’s new public […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘J.R., You’re My Kind of Man’

In “Dallas’s” fourth-season episode “Making of a President,” J.R. and Leslie (Larry Hagman, Susan Flannery) dine in a Japanese restaurant. LESLIE: I was certainly surprised to hear from you so soon, J.R. J.R.: Well, things have happened, and I thought maybe we ought to talk a little business. LESLIE: [Noticing his use of chopsticks] You […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 67 – ‘Making of a President’

“Making of a President” introduces one of my favorite “Dallas” characters: public relations whiz Leslie Stewart, played to perfection by Susan Flannery. Leslie only sticks around for a half-season so she might not be remembered by some fans, which is a shame because she’s one of the most intriguing women ever seen on this show. […]