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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 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 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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Dallas: Season 2, Episodes 9 – 16

Posted by therebelprince on July 15, 2009

Welcome back to the Dallas retrospective reviews.


This week, the show takes steps towards becoming a full-blown story-arc based drama. Read the rest of this entry »

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