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  1. Kenny Coyote

    JR Ewing: Too Offensive For 2020? Part I

    Had Dallas never aired until now, and were to begin airing in its original form, as a show set in 1978, would JR Ewing be too offensive for audiences in 2020? Would people today be able to handle JR Ewing and enjoy the character for what it is, or would they be "offended" and "outraged"? I'm...
  2. Kenny Coyote

    Most Obvious Plot Hole In Dallas

    What do you think was the most obvious plot hole in Dallas? What's the one thing that makes you immediately wonder: Why didn't someone just do (whatever it may be) instead of what they did? To me, the most obvious one is one that starts right in the miniseries. Digger says Jock stole Digger's...
  3. Kenny Coyote

    Dallas Let JR And Sue Ellen's Marriage Go On Far Too Long

    In the early years of Dallas, there were some great scenes with JR and Sue Ellen that clearly added to the value of the show. We didn't know if JR and Sue Ellen were going to be able to fix their marriage or not. There were fiery, emotional scenes between Sue Ellen and JR. There were also times...
  4. Kenny Coyote

    Why Weakening JR Wrecked Dallas

    When we saw them weaken the character of JR, we were watching them actually tear apart the foundation upon which they'd built the show. The foundation of the show was that JR was both feared and respected. He could get away with treating people the way he did because he was so good at what he...
  5. Kenny Coyote

    Dallas Season 5 - Their Biggest Missed Opportunity

    In season 5 there was a pivotal moment in the series that had they taken a different direction with it would have completely changed the future course of the show. Here's what has happened so far: JR presents Bobby with papers that show Kristen is the mother of Christopher and that Bobby...
  6. Kenny Coyote

    Powerful Statements From Dallas

    There were some great lines in Dallas where characters made some very powerful statements, some of them strong out of the pure emotion of the situation and some are just cool, badass lines. I'm just going to name a few and then I hope people will add lines that they found impressive. One I...
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    Clayton - Too Bland To Fit Into Dallas

    I liked Clayton, but I think the character was kind of bland for a show like Dallas. He lacked something. For one, he was pushover. He let Miss Ellie dictate all the terms of their marriage to him and any man who would allow that is going to be a bland character. I think he should have said...
  8. Kenny Coyote

    April's Strength

    Dallas had one new character in their last few years that was successful and that character was April. She started out as a gold digger, hunting down her ex-husband to try to get half of his ten percent of Ewing Oil. She was willing to do whatever it took to get her five percent of Ewing Oil and...
  9. Kenny Coyote

    Sue Ellen: Why She Chooses Men Who Hurt Her

    Remember when after Sue Ellen had divorced JR, she was on her own for the first time and Clayton started looking after her? Clayton really bent over backwards trying to be protective and nice and good to Sue Ellen. He had fallen in love with her. Meanwhile, she was seeing Cliff, who didn't begin...
  10. Kenny Coyote

    Which Character's Life Would You Choose To Have?

    Suppose one day you were to wake up and find yourself in some other universe where it is not only like Dallas, it is identical to the show - you are living in Dallas World! Through incredibly good fortune, they are missing one character but you get to choose which one it is and have that...
  11. Kenny Coyote

    If Jock Had Outlived Miss Ellie

    Think about how it would have changed Dallas if Jock had outlived Miss Ellie. Suppose Jim Davis had been healthy and had lived a lot longer, while Barbara Bel Geddes, for whatever reason had been suddenly unable to continue working as an actress. Just like with Jock, they would have been unable...
  12. Kenny Coyote

    Remaining The Innovator

    Dallas was the innovator in its field and one big reason was having its most central role be a fairly bad guy. Yes, he was the "cool, bad guy" that many women love and many men admire, which is distinctly different from being just a bad guy like Jeremy Wendell or a villain who has no redeeming...
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    How Happy Were You To See Bobby And Pam Remarry?

    In season 10, after seasons of waiting, fans of Bobby and Pam finally got to see their favorite TV couple back together! The fans had been hoping to see this, ever since Pam left Bobby in his darkest hour, while he was in the fight of his life for Ewing Oil. Bobby was very flattered that his...
  14. Kenny Coyote

    Alpha Males And Beta Males

    I think it was some time in the late 90s or early 2000s that I first heard people, usually very young people, talking about there being two kinds of men: alpha and beta. I don't know if that's still a thing people talk about that much. I heard a lot of people talking about it like ten years...
  15. Kenny Coyote

    If Dallas Had Taken A More Positive Approach

    It's very difficult for a show to remain as successful as Dallas did for as long as they did. There's an idea now that if you manage to keep a series on the air for one hundred episodes, that's a huge accomplishment. Dallas lasted for 357 episodes. It's a level of success for a drama series that...
  16. Kenny Coyote

    Christopher: Nature vs Nurture

    I would have liked it if they'd had Christopher display traits from his biological parents as well. We're all products of both our genetics and our upbringing. They had an opportunity to have him be a very volatile, unpredictable type of character because of the huge differences between his...
  17. Kenny Coyote

    "Election"

    I think Election was one of the better stand alone episodes and one of the best episodes of season two (their first full season). It starts with Jock holding a meeting at Ewing Oil where he announces: "Boys, we've got a problem. That's why we called you here. We've got to find somebody who can...
  18. Kenny Coyote

    Familiarity Breeds Contempt

    I had never considered the possibility that JR may have started out resenting having to do the dirty work necessary to keep Ewing Oil on top while Bobby was out wining and dining clients until just recently, while reading a post by @Lastkidpicked. The two of us were discussing JR's role as a...
  19. Kenny Coyote

    Dallas Scenes That Didn't Make Sense

    This could be a scene where you thought there was a scene that didn't make sense in the context of the storyline or a scene where something someone did seemed so out of character for their character that it didn't make sense. In the episode where Bobby was kidnapped, the shooters start shooting...
  20. Kenny Coyote

    Question About Number Of Members

    In that statistics of the forum it says we have 2,103 members. If we have have 2,103 members why is it that about 2,003 of them are nowhere to be seen? If there are more than 100 people who post even once a week, I'd be surprised. Maybe some use forums I never use, so add another 100, but if...
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