30 Years Later, ‘Dallas’s’ Shower Scene Still Makes a Splash

In so many ways, “Dallas” is the show that invented modern television. It’s not just that J.R. Ewing gave rise to Tony Soprano, Frank Underwood and the myriad antiheroes who now dominate dramatic TV storytelling. “Dallas” also changed how we watch TV. Before the series debuted in 1978, prime time was marked by episodic fare […]

On April 18, #DallasChat Gets Down to Business

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat will be Monday, April 18, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme will be “Down to Business,” and questions will be posted on Twitter and Facebook. If you want to participate on Twitter, here’s how it will work: I’ll tweet 10 questions from my Twitter handle, @DallasDecoder. You’re encouraged […]

Are You Tough Enough for Our April 11 #DallasChat?

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat will be Monday, April 11, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme will be “Ewing Tough,” and questions will be posted on Twitter and Facebook. If you want to participate on Twitter, here’s how it will work: I’ll tweet 10 questions from my Twitter handle, @DallasDecoder. Answer each question […]

George Kennedy: ‘Dallas’ Villain, Real Life Hero

George Kennedy was nothing if not versatile. The actor, who died last week at 91, brought to life such diverse characters as Joe Patroni, the everyman hero of the “Airport” disaster flicks, and Ed Hocken, the dimwitted police captain in the “Naked Gun” movies. Kennedy’s most famous role is the one that won him a […]

Celebrate Leap Day With #DallasChat

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, February 29, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Given the date, our theme will be “Leap Day.” If you’re new to #DallasChat — or if you need a refresher — here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet 10 questions from my Twitter […]

You’ll Face Tough Choices During Our Feb. 22 #DallasChat

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, February 22, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. This discussion will be centered around “Would you rather” questions. (An example appears below.) Get ready to face some tough choices! If you’re new to #DallasChat — or if you need a refresher — here’s how it […]

You’ll Feel the Love During Our Feb. 8 #DallasChat

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, February 8, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, our theme will be “Isn’t It Romantic? II” Like last year’s session, we’ll discuss “Dallas’s” best — and worst — couples. Are you new to #DallasChat? Here’s how it works: […]

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 […]

Should ‘Dallas’ Return? The Fans Say Yes!

Do “Dallas” fans want the Ewings back? You bet we do. For the past week, Dallas Decoder has polled readers to see if they’d like to see “Dallas” return. Participants were given two choices: “Yes, the Ewing saga must continue” and “No, all good things must come to an end — even ‘Dallas.’” Almost 4,500 […]

How Would You Spin Off Bobby Ewing?

Would you watch a “Dallas” spinoff about Bobby Ewing? It’s a question we’ve been pondering since last week, when fellow fan Jennifer Irons — a.k.a. Team Bobby Ewing — took to Twitter to suggest Patrick Duffy’s iconic character should get his own TV series. Duffy’s response: @TeamBobbyEwing I'm totally there. Sign me up — Patrick Duffy (@therealpduffy) […]