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How would you define each era of DALLAS?

Discussion in 'Dallas - The Original Series' started by SantaCarrintonEwingsBells, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. The Holiday Whore

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    Awk now come on... Everyone knows it's really just The Pam Years and then The What Came After Years.
     
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    If your wife was constantly cheating on you, in your face, would you be enjoying life? I don’t know if there’s an alternative version of Dallas that you’ve come across, but JR was not this good guy you make him out to be.
     
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    for me, there were the Jock Years (which I'm most familiar with), the 4 or 5 seasons after where the show was still in its prime, then a few years of decline followed by the last couple of years where it was barely recognizable as the same show.

    things evolved quickly in the Jock years, which were really 3 'sub-eras':

    -miniseries/pilot (dark and foreboding and more raw than what came later... although much of that might have been the wintry weather and the far less cozy original Southfork)

    -the first 70 or 80% of season 1/2 dvd, where there were mostly self-contained episodes of variable quality - some were good, some like the 'Lucy runs away' one were objectively pretty bad (though good fodder for the 'ABC of Dallas' thread!) I feel like they deliberately lightened the tone with the sunny new pool-centric Southfork... was it broadcast at an earlier time than the miniseries?

    -the end of that season into the 'Who Shot JR' era, starting with Cliff and Sue Ellen's affair and Cliff's rise at the OLM. By the 2-part finale with Sue Ellen in the sanitarium I feel the show had found its footing.
     
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    No need to add my thoughts to this thread because Karin has summed it up beautifully :clap:
     
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    @Karin Schill you always write that I think too. On Dallas we have the same opinion on everything :)
     
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    I don't even remember. It's had to have been over a decade though.
    1978-1985 The Golden Years
    1985-1987 Still pretty good although has a few speed bumps in the road. lol
    1987-1989 The Mediocre years-a few good stories but also too much camp
    1989-1991 The awful years-most of the cast that made Dallas great are gone
    The TNT Years-Not really Dallas-the less said the better
     
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    I'd say the pre-Donna years, the Donna years and the post-Donna years.
     
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    In my house we just called it DONNAS.
     
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    My home is not a house, as it were.
     
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    Time immemorial
    78-80: The early years
    80-81: The post-'Who Shot JR?' year
    81-86: The post-Jock years
    86-89: The post-Pam's Dream years
    89-91: The low-budget years
    2012-2014: New DALLAS!
     
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    Thanks, that's the only way how i could describe the seasons. :)
     

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