This week, ‘Dallas” tells the story of two cousins. One is a bitter, mean drunk. The other is a stand up guy who will do whatever it takes to help his friends and family. The twist is that this week the good cousin is John Ross (Josh Henderson) and the bad boy is Christopher. This […]
Larry Hagman’s final episode ended with conniving Texas oilman J.R. Ewing talking on the phone to his son, John Ross, and the sound of gunfire reminiscent of the “Who Shot J.R.?” cliffhanger in the original CBS series, which aired from 1978 to 1991.
Forget Southfork and Ewing Energy. Ninety percent of this week’s episode of “‘Dallas,” ‘Guilt and Innocence” took place in the hospital. That turned out to make for a pretty dull episode, with precious little wit and wisdom. It’s no coincidence that J.R.’s memory and will was barely a factor. Let’s hope that next week refocuses […]
I watched the first post-J.R.episode of “Dallas” Monday night with trepidation. Though Larry Hagman was usually only in a few scenes each episode, J.R. was the person viewers tuned in to see. There was every possibility that the show would crumble without him. It definitely felt like something was missing. But it helped that the […]
J.R. Ewing was many things: patriarch, schemer, lover, fighter. He was something else that is rarely acknowledged: the prototype for the modern, morally ambiguous television protagonist. There is a direct line from J.R. Ewing to Tony Soprano, Don Draper and Walter White. During the original “Dallas,” the show was perceived as populist trash. “Hill Street […]
Tonight, “Dallas” airs an episode over 30 years in the making: the funeral of J.R. “J.R.’s Masterpiece” is a moving tribute to both the iconic television character and the man who played him, Larry Hagman. In true ‘Dallas” fashion, there are both poignant moments and surprising plot twists. On the red carpet at Sunday’s PaleyFest […]
When “Dallas” lays J.R. Ewing to rest Monday night, it’s clear that his malevolent spirit will live on. Read our preview of this must-see episode …
Who killed J.R.? That’s the mystery propelling “Dallas” through the rest of its second season as a TNT revival.
Imagine the last words of J.R. Ewing, one of television’s smartest, wittiest, most memorable characters of all time. Imagine if you had to craft his final scene from leftover footage and looped dialogue after Larry Hagman’s sudden death. That’s the task the writers of “Dallas” faced in this week’s episode, “The Furious and the Fast.” […]
This was a strange episode of “Dallas.” J.R. was only in one brief scene that I suspect was supposed to air in the previous episode. I think the out of nowhere return of Vicente was hastily inserted as a lead up to the final “Who Shot J.R.?” storyline, especially since the preview for next week’s […]