Aside from the end of season 8 when the show lost Bobby and Lucy, I think there were three other cast culls during the shows run through caused more damage
Beginning of season 7 - in the space of a few episodes we lost the original Miss Ellie, Mark, Katherine and Afton.
End of season 10 - we...
The last rewatch I did took about 6 years. The early years tend to drag but once you hit season season 6 (dvd) everything just comes together and you can fly through episodes - they’re so compelling. Things get a little sluggish in season 8. I personally like season 9 (the dream) and things for...
To expand on Grant’s idea. What if it transpired that Dr Jerry Kenderson had been in the hospital the night Bobby died. He discovered they’d found signs of life when Bobby was carted off to the
Morgue and then he and Mark both conspired to keep Bobby away and make everyone think he was dead...
I didn’t. YOU said ‘ALL’ viewers. I said ‘viewers.’
By this point in the UK we’d already seen the miscasting of Donna Reed which was a major jump the shark in audience and critics’ eyes. But the true jump the shark moment for the ‘majority’ (which you honestly can’t deny) was the dream. The...
They didn’t. 99 percent of Blast From The Past is Phillip Capice’s work. Katzman returned and stuck the shower scene on.
If Katzman hasn’t have come back Jamie would be dead, Cliff would have blamed JR. Sue Ellen paralysed and blaming JR again and Mark dead which again was JR’s fault so all of...
It would be fascinating to know at what point in 1986 did Leonard and Patrick know they were coming back? And how quickly was it from initial confirmation to filming the shower scene?
As i’ve often said I think the shower scene was the real problem. It sounds as if Katzman said let’s make it...
Very very good. Great idea to have Mark finding out and keeping it a secret. (That would have arguably been the catalyst for them splitting up and her reuniting with Bobby)
WHY did they go down the dream route?
You’re absolutely right. It’s as if they were all being punished. Victoria Especially.
And no, Ray and Jenna DON’T work. They’re horrible together. There was at sill so so so much mileage in the Donna character. The fact we’re still talking about 34 years later speaks volumes
Season 10 (dvd) saw the departures of Jenilee Harrison, Deborah Shelton, Susan Howard and Victoria Principal. All had featured prominently in season 9 but (arguably apart from Deborah Shelton) given nothing to do in season 10.
To lose 4 main characters in one season didn’t help Dallas
We did know. Back in 85 it was well publicised Patrick was leaving, it was also well known in advance he’d be killed saving Pam and that Katherine would be driving the car. None of it was a surprise. It was all over the newspapers.
What was a surprise was how well it was structured and shot.
My last rewatch I stopped watching during Swansong with Ray and Donna by the pool and then went straight into Return to Camelot.
It still doesn’t flow quite as well as you’d want it to (bad picture quality, terrible hair and fashions and out of nowhere the oil business is in terrible...