BY ALLISON TAKEDA Sunday’s 65th Annual Primetime Emmys brought some unexpected wins (Jeff Daniels) and losses (Bryan Cranston), but to some people, the biggest snub of all wasn’t even an award — it was the In Memoriam segment. Unlike past Emmys broadcasts, which have traditionally featured one long In Memoriam photo reel honoring everyone who […]
“Dallas” buried J.R. Ewing this past season, but the series will live on, now that TNT has renewed it for a third season.
(Reuters) – A ruby-adorned silver and gold belt buckle from the U.S. television drama “Dallas” forms the centerpiece of an auction of personal items of late actor Larry Hagman, who played the conniving oilman J.R. Ewing on the hit series. The buckle, with the initials “J.R.,” is as garish and brazen as the character who […]
It’s hard to believe that we’re already at the penultimate episode of the second season of “Dallas,” To be more precise, it’s two episodes back-to-back. After everything that the Ewings have been through this season, it’s a delight this week to watch Bobby and John Ross come together to figure out how to fill J.R.’s […]
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.
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.