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J.R. Ewing, a Texas oil baron, uses manipulation and blackmail to achieve his ambitions, both business and personal. He often comes into conflict with his brother Bobby, his arch-enemy Cliff Barnes and his long-suffering wife Sue Ellen.

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Complete series cast summary:
...  J.R. Ewing 356 episodes, 1978-1991
...  Cliff Barnes 342 episodes, 1978-1991
...  Bobby Ewing 327 episodes, 1978-1991
...  Sue Ellen Ewing / ... 308 episodes, 1978-1991
...  Miss Ellie Ewing / ... 304 episodes, 1978-1990
...  Ray Krebbs 286 episodes, 1978-1991
...  Clayton Farlow 265 episodes, 1981-1991
...  Pamela Barnes Ewing / ... 252 episodes, 1978-1991
...  Lucy Ewing Cooper / ... 243 episodes, 1978-1990
...  Donna Culver Krebbs / ... 198 episodes, 1979-1987
...  Sly 186 episodes, 1981-1991
Sherril Lynn Rettino ...  Jackie Dugan / ... 178 episodes, 1979-1991
...  John Ross Ewing / ... 149 episodes, 1983-1991
...  Jenna Wade / ... 144 episodes, 1983-1988
...  Phyllis Wapner 144 episodes, 1981-1991
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Popular evening soap opera-style television drama. The show was set in Dallas, Texas and chronicled the exploits of wealthy Texas oil millionaires. Many of the plots revolved around shady business dealings and dysfunctional family dynamics. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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(356 episodes)

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Charlene Tilton was fired and then rehired during the final seasons. See more »

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[repeated line]
JR Ewing: Oh Barnes, you just get dumber and dumber every day.
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Good story
10 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

When Dallas was aired for the first times in the 80s I was a child and I couldn't appreciate it yet. Since last September, when a satellite channel proposed again this Soap Opera, I had a small crush of it. I became fond of J.R.'s intrigues, his rivalry with Bobby and Cliff Barnes, the beautiful Pamela and nice Miss Ellie.

Dallas' strength is the plot. Not completely concerned about love and betrayals (typical but annoying), the Ewing Oil battles can move even the male audience transforming the Soap in a TV-series. Jim Davis' death (the mythical Jock, R.I.P.) put a lot of fuel in the "engines" with the legacy questions and relations getting worse. J.R.'s Machiavellian plans filled the script of amusing and caustic irony, always enjoyable.

The recitative level wasn't so great; all the actors, actually, had their height in this series, but the general quality is decent. Except for Ken Kercheval and Steve Kanaly, which proved to be good actors giving a great shape to their characters, challenging J.R. at any cost. Special mention to Charlene Tilton, which is really beautiful and should have had greater relief in the story.

Ending too late, in 1991 (2-3 years too many), the story was slowly plagued by script tricks and poorly credible deaths or departures, compromising its heritage made of several Emmys and 1 Golden Globe won.

6,5 / 10


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