The residents of Knots Landing, a coastal suburb of Los Angeles, deal with various issues such as infidelity, health scares, rape, murder, kidnapping, assassinations, drug smuggling, corporate intrigue and criminal investigations.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...  Karen MacKenzie / ... 344 episodes, 1979-1993
...  Gary Ewing 344 episodes, 1979-1993
...  Valene Ewing / ... 327 episodes, 1979-1993
...  M. 'Mack' Patrick MacKenzie / ... 291 episodes, 1982-1993
...  Gregory Sumner / ... 269 episodes, 1983-1993
...  Abby Ewing / ... 236 episodes, 1980-1993
Pat Petersen ...  Michael Fairgate 209 episodes, 1979-1991
Constance McCashin ...  Laura Avery / ... 201 episodes, 1979-1992
...  Paige Matheson / ... 182 episodes, 1986-1993
...  Lilimae Clements 165 episodes, 1980-1987
...  Olivia Cunningham / ... 152 episodes, 1980-1990
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A popular night time soap opera, it followed the adventures of five families living in a coastal suburb of Los Angeles in California: Gary and Valene Ewing, relatives of the popular Ewing clan of Dallas; Sid and Karen Fairgate, their all-American neighbors; the troubled Richard and Laura Avery; young newlyweds Kenny and Ginger Ward; and divorcee Abby Cunningham, Sid's scheming sister. Written by Phil Fernando

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The series' signature cul-de-sac, Seaview Circle, was actually Crystalaire Place in Granada Hills, a suburban street in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, about twenty miles from the Pacific Ocean. The opening credits during the first two seasons were edited in such a way, to make it appear that the cul-de-sac was closer to the ocean. The owners of the houses allowed filming to take place on the exteriors of the houses, but all interior shots were filmed on a studio soundstage. See more »

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Paige Matheson: For years, you have lied, cheated and conned people and you gotten away with it, but I'm not gonna let you get away with this.
Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner: You're good. You really are. If I were rating on the Abby scale, Abby being ten, you'd be a six, which is very good considering your youth and ignorance.
Paige Matheson: Well, I don't judge things on the Abby scale, and neither does Greg.
Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner: Don't count on it.
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Even Better Than the Show That Spawned It
14 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

When this show first premiered, many didn't give it a chance due to the fact that it was a spin off from the hugely popular Dallas. A lot of people didn't think that a show featuring the least known of the Ewing brothers, Gary, and his wife Val would last. However, it did last and boy did it ever. For fourteen years we saw the saga of the cul de sac and their various residents and the main reason that this show became great is the fact their was such great chemistry among the leads and that led to some great performances, especially from the woman who eventually became the lead, Michele Lee. Also, many of the stories, unlike most nighttime soaps, were based in reality. Subjects such as drug and alcohol addiction, colon cancer and rape were all covered in this show. But, perhaps the most dramatic change occurred several seasons after the show debuted when the Williamses, an African-American couple and their daughter, were introduced in 1987. This was at a time when many blacks were becoming upwardly mobile and this was just a reflection of that trend. This show definitely will always be fondly remembered by everyone.


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