Dallas Parallels: The Puppeteer

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Cliff Barnes may be “Dallas’s” biggest loser, but give the devil his due: He has a knack for pulling the strings of women who’ve been wronged by J.R. Ewing. On TNT’s “Dallas,” after the Ewings framed Cliff (Ken Kercheval) for J.R.’s “murder,” he summoned Elena Ramos (Jordana Brewster) to his Mexican jail cell and made […]

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

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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 […]

Drill Bits: ‘Dallas’ Cliffhanger Hits 3 Million Viewers

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DVR users have been boosting “Dallas’s” ratings all season long, and last week was no exception. “Where There’s Smoke,” the TNT drama’s spring cliffhanger, debuted to 2.1 million viewers on April 14, but during the next three days, DVR users boosted the audience to 3 million viewers. The episode — which featured the notorious three-way between […]

Drill Bits: Cliffhanger Gives ‘Dallas’ a Ratings Boost

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“Dallas’s” midseason cliffhanger brought the show its second biggest Monday audience this year. The episode, “Where There’s Smoke,” debuted to 2.1 million viewers on April 14, including 714,000 viewers in the advertiser-prized demographic of adults between ages 18 and 49. This is “Dallas’s” most-watched Monday telecast since the third-season premiere, “The Return,” drew 2.7 million […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 5

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Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “D.T.R.,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode: • What will Sue Ellen do about John Ross? “Lifting the Veil,” last week’s episode, ended with John Ross riding high: He secured a permit to drill on Southfork and then exchanged vows with Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) during […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 3, Week 2

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Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Trust Me,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode: • What’s Elena and Nicolas’s next move? In “The Return,” last week’s third-season premiere, Elena (Jordana Brewster) formed a secret alliance with Cliff (Ken Kercheval) and agreed to help him prove the Ewings framed him. She lied to […]

TNT’s Dallas Styles: ‘The Return’

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“Dallas’s” third-season opener, “The Return,” brought the Ewings back in style. My favorite look: the obi-belted color-block dress that Linda Gray wore in three scenes, including the family’s Arctic drilling strategy session inside the Ewing Global boardroom. Costume designer Rachel Sage Kunin created the dress, which evokes the ’70s chic looks that Sue Ellen sported […]

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

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

TNT’s Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes!’

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In “The Return,” TNT’s third-season “Dallas” opener, John Ross (Josh Henderson) rides his horse to the Southfork barn, where Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) awaits him. PAMELA: So what is it? JOHN ROSS: What’s what? [Ties his horse to a post] PAMELA: At 7 o’clock sharp, you say to meet you in the middle of Southfork at […]

‘Dallas’s’ New Credits: Whose Split-Screen Do You Like Best?

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“Dallas” brought back its classic, three-way split-screen title sequence in “The Return,” this week’s third-season premiere. Visit Dallas Decoder’s Facebook page to see a composite of all the actors’ split-screens and to choose your favorite. This is an example of the kind of content I plan to post more frequently to Facebook this year, so if you […]