A quote by the lovely Victoria Principal on the interview I think she shared with Dallas Fanzine. Was she right? 1978 to 1983, the show was at its best! Mini Series Who shot JR Do you all agree? For me it ended in 1987 "the fall of the house of Ewing" - when VP closed the door on Southfork for the last time. IMO, she and Bobby were the backbone of the show, Barnes v Ewing - with JR v Cliff. So I enjoyed it 1978 - 1987. We all know it should have been Bobby & Pam's show, but the great Larry Hagman turned JR into an international superstar/character and it was then "his show"......but it was still Barnes v Ewing the whole point of the show Dallas. I hated JR with Cally, Bobby with April, the new generation of Ewing wives, it was not the same when Swelling & Pammy were not at the Southfork Dinner table.