Needs Some LGBT-ness: Daryl On ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Dallas’ and Ross Mathews to ‘American Ninja Warrior?’

With Fall TV coming, there are a bevy of new out gay characters coming your way from Tyler Ritter in “The McCarthys” over at CBS, a gay law student (played by Jack Falahee) on the new Shonda Rhimes ABC drama “How To Get Away With Murder” and Tim Meadows and Dan Bucatinsky playing gay dads to […]

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‘Dallas’: General Hospital

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 […]

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"Dallas": "J.R.'s Masterpiece" (TNT)

‘Dallas’: J.R.’s Masterpiece Lives Up to Its Title

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 […]

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‘Dallas’: Who Shot J.R. — The Sequel

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.” […]

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