Everyone wondered if “Dallas” could survive J.R.’s death. The epic, satisfying, downright fun finale serves as the show’s argument that a third season is not only a possibility but a necessity. As the writers had no idea whether the show would be back, the two-hour episode wraps up enough stories that it could serve as […]
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.” […]
J.R. (Larry Hagman) and his eyebrows were in rare form this week on “Dallas.” It’s as if he knew that he didn’t have much longer and had to recite every last one of the quips that he had rattling around inside his head for our entertainment. His wit and wisdom this week includes the phrases […]
J.R. here. I have dispatched Bum to purchase every single issue of this week’s Entertainment Weekly since I am on the cover — as well I should be. Do you think any of the “Twilight” and “Vampire Diaries” whippersnappers will be on magazine covers when they are 81 years old? I don’t cotton to that […]
Hi there, “Dallas” fans. This is John Ross (Josh Henderson). I know you’ve been coming here every week to study my father’s words of wisdom. But he’s gone AWOL and left me in charge. Hey, stop laughing.
This week the internet has been buzzing about the big, epic opening speech in “The Newsroom.” Aaron Sorkin even offered advice on how to write a dramatic, pedantic monologue of your own. “Dallas’s” J.R. (Larry Hagman) doesn’t need a monologue to prove he’s the smartest person in the room. He establishes his dominance in a […]
When life hands you a challenge, just ask yourself WWJRD? — What Would J.R. Do? The octogenarian oil baron with the ten foot long eyebrows has the answer. He can torpedo a business deal, manipulate four different family members four different ways and smite an old enemy before breakfast. In the second week of “Dallas“, […]