3 Days, 33 Episodes: Here’s How to Catch Up on TNT’s ‘Dallas’

Did you promise yourself you’d spend the summer getting acquainted — or reacquainted — with TNT’s “Dallas”? Did you fail to keep this promise? Relax: You still have time. Grab your DVDs and downloads and have a marathon of your own this weekend. Here’s how to watch all 33 hours of the show before the […]

Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 30 — ‘D.T.R.’

Let’s get this out of the way first: “D.T.R.” stands for “define the relationship,” as Christopher’s new girlfriend Heather helpfully explains in the scene where they get to know each other better in the bar. I wasn’t familiar with the expression until recently and neither were a lot of “Dallas” fans, judging by the reactions […]

Drill Bits: ‘Dallas’ Picked Up More Viewers This Week

“Dallas’s” audience grew a little this week: “D.T.R.,” the latest episode, debuted to 1.79 million viewers on March 24, or about 8,000 more viewers than the previous entry, “Lifting the Veil,” drew one week earlier. The show lost viewers in one important category, however. “D.T.R.” grabbed 577,000 adults between 18 and 49, a demographic many […]

Drill Bits: ‘Dallas’ Takes a Ratings Dip

“Dallas” slipped in the ratings this week: “Lifting the Veil,” the latest episode, was seen by 1.78 million viewers on March 17. This is the TNT drama’s smallest audience yet. There’s a bright spot, however: The show drew 595,000 viewers in the advertiser-prized demographic of adults between ages 18 and 49, up from 512,000 viewers […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 4

Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Lifting the Veil,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode: • What will Sue Ellen do about John Ross? In “Playing Chicken,” Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) continued to plan a traditional Southfork wedding for the recently eloped John Ross and Pamela (Josh Henderson, Julie Gonzalo), even […]

TNT’s Dallas Styles: ‘Playing Chicken’

There were a lot of classic looks in “Playing Chicken,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode, including the long-sleeved blue dress that Linda Gray wore during Sue Ellen’s memorable lunch with Bum. Gray looks great no matter what you dress her in, but blue has always been one of her best colors. I also love how Sue […]

Say What?! This Week’s Best Dallas Sound Bites

“Dallas” delivers the most delicious dialogue on television. Here are the best sound bites from “Playing Chicken,” this week’s episode. What are your favorite lines from “Playing Chicken”? Share them below and read more “Say What?!”

TNT’s Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘He is Awful Cute, Though’

In “Playing Chicken,” a third-season “Dallas” episode, John Ross (Josh Henderson) speaks to a group of Southfork ranch hands as Bo (Donny Boaz) stands near him. JOHN ROSS: Thank y’all for coming. First off, I want to say that I was wrong. My uncle was right. You start messing with a man’s livelihood, you make […]

Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 28 — ‘Playing Chicken’

Bobby Ewing plays two games of chicken in “Playing Chicken,” and of course he wins both. First, Bobby uses — forgive me for this — fowl means to foil John Ross’s latest scheme to drill on Southfork. Later, when Nicolas tries to prove the Ewings framed Cliff for J.R.’s “murder,” Bobby faces off against the […]

Drill Bits: ‘Dallas’ Gets a Slight Ratings Boost

“Dallas” experienced an uptick in the ratings this week: “Playing Chicken,” the latest episode, debuted to 1.985 million viewers on March 10, including 512,000 adults between ages 18 and 49, the demographic that advertisers pay top dollar to reach. The total audience grew by roughly 50,000 viewers, or about 2.6 percent. The previous episode, “Trust Me,” debuted […]