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Dallas: Season 5, Episodes 1 – 10

Posted by therebelprince on October 2, 2010

Well, the news has broken that Dallas‘ final season is to be released on DVD in January so in honour of that, I thought I’d step back and pick up where I left off, examining the first 10 episodes of Dallas‘ fifth season.

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Dallas: Season 4, Episodes 17 – 23

Posted by therebelprince on August 13, 2009

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In the fourth season, Dallas was nominated for four Golden Globes, six Emmys and a People’s Choice Award (which it won). Alongside this, it came in at #1 in the Nielsens and was the subject of every magazine headline and watercooler discussion. It was the era of the soap opera, and while its peak would only last for half a decade, the era helped define television as a serialised narrative form, where character dimensions and consequences could actually take on meaning. In the meantime, watercoolers across America were getting their biggest workout as the exploits of the Ewing family took the airwaves by storm. But enough of hyperbole, let’s talk about the end of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Dallas”: Season 4, Episodes 9 – 16

Posted by therebelprince on August 12, 2009


This time around in Dallas, there’s a lot of set-up and little pay-off, although we meet several long-time players in the game. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dallas: Season 4, Episodes 1 – 8

Posted by therebelprince on August 4, 2009


This time around on Dallas, the “Who Shot…?” aftermath, and where do we go from here? Read the rest of this entry »

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Dallas: Season 3, Episodes 18 – 25

Posted by therebelprince on July 31, 2009


Welcome back as we join the Dallas retrospective reviews, tracing the rise to the show’s most popular moment.

By the end of the show’s third season, it was apparent that J.R. Ewing was the centre of this tightknit but quarrelsome Texan dynasty and in the season’s final episodes, the odious oil man manages to make enemies of everyone in Dallas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dallas: Season 3, Episodes 9 – 17

Posted by therebelprince on July 30, 2009


Welcome back to this week’s installment of the Dallas retrospective reviews.

When “Mastectomy” aired at No. 5 in the ratings (for the show’s second time), it kicked off a spree of Top 10 episodes which would only be failed once for the remainder of the season (in “The Heiress”). Dallas was now the show on everyone’s lips, and it isn’t hard to figure out why. The show is sharp, soapy and unanimously well acted this season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dallas: Season 3, Episodes 1 – 8

Posted by therebelprince on July 26, 2009


Welcome back to the Dallas retrospective reviews. This time, we look at the show’s evolution into a bona fide hit, and how smoothly it took that success. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dallas: Season 2, Episodes 17 – 24

Posted by therebelprince on July 19, 2009

Welcome back to the Dallas retrospective reviews. This time around, all the pieces are placed on the board as Cliff Barnes gets a career, Lucy gets a fiancee, and Sue Ellen gets drunk. Dallas jumped a good 40 places up the ratings ladder here, so let’s dig right in:


 

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