History YMMV / Dallas

9th Apr '17 1:52:25 PM Silverblade2
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%% CompleteMonster is a trope that needs to get approved in a 'special efforts' thread. No not add examples without discussing it first. J.R., however, does not fit and will not be approved because he deeply cares about his family which redeems him.

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%% CompleteMonster Complete Monster is a trope that needs to get approved in a 'special efforts' thread. No not add examples without discussing it first. J.R., however, does not fit and will not be approved because he deeply cares about his family which redeems him.
21st Mar '17 7:05:12 AM danlansdowne
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** Is it any wonder [[spoiler: she left him to rot in a Mexican prison?]]
6th Feb '17 12:36:24 PM MikeW
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The second season of the sequel series was to end with the family finally coming together to beat back the attempts by Cliff Barnes to destroy the company and be on the same page. They would have walked into the boardroom only to find a grinning J.R. at the table, revealing that during the season, he'd been pulling off moves to make himself sole owner of Ewing Energies. Sadly, the death of Larry Hagman early into filming the season meant this had to be completely dropped.
30th Nov '16 12:43:31 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: When communist Romania started airing this show, they were hoping that people would be appalled at the decadent, materialistic lifestyle of the Ewings. [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp It didn't quite]] [[HoleInFlag work out that way.]]

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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: When communist Romania UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} started airing this show, they were hoping that people would be appalled at the decadent, materialistic lifestyle of the Ewings. [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp It didn't quite]] [[HoleInFlag [[UsefulNotes/HoleInFlag work out that way.]]
23rd Aug '16 12:32:11 PM BDA1978
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* MoralEventHorizon: Cliff might have crossed this when he ordered the detonation of an oil platform knowing full well that his pregnant daughter was on board, which caused her to miscarry. He effectively murdered his own grandchildren.

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* MoralEventHorizon: Cliff may have been a jerkass a lot of the times, but he would never outwardly hurt anyone(except maybe JR of course). But he might have crossed this when he ordered the detonation of an oil platform knowing full well that his pregnant daughter was on board, which caused her to miscarry. He effectively murdered his own grandchildren.
23rd Jun '16 8:53:14 PM Angeldeb82
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* DuelingShows: With ''{{Dynasty}}''. Although both had fair runs and held the #1 position in several seasons, ''Dallas'' lasted longer and thus wins the round.
23rd Jun '16 8:51:24 PM Angeldeb82
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* DesignatedHero: The Ewings. Ok [[AntiHero they all aren't meant to be that good]]. Ok they are [[HeWhoFightsMonsters fighting worse]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist people out there]]. However, some of their actions are down right reprehensible. Even Bobby, has succumbed to this. The original series here had [[CainAndAbel JR the Bad and Bobby the Good]], however this has taken a slightly different turn in the revival. It originally had, John Ross and Christopher set up to be this. But in Bum's words [[FaceHeelTurn "Welcome to the dark side"]] happened to Christopher. Their latest plan was [[spoiler: (JR's actually) had them imprison Cliff for JR's murder, even though it wasn't him. Maybe it was LaserGuidedKarma, but falsely imprisoning someone is very very bad to say the least]]. To top it off when they do something truly bad [[KarmaHoudini they get away with it, with no comeuppance whatsoever]]. They are becoming down right VillainSue material. Remember we're supposed to root for these people.
** The only one who really isn't this is [[MarySue Elena]] but she's a bit bland and [[DesignatedVillain is now going to be something else]]...
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: When communist Romania started airing this show, they were hoping that people would be appalled at the decadent, materialistic lifestyle of the Ewings. [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp It didn't quite]] [[HoleInFlag work out that way]].

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* DesignatedHero: The Ewings. Ok Okay, [[AntiHero they all aren't meant to be that good]]. Ok Okay, they are [[HeWhoFightsMonsters fighting worse]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist people out there]]. However, some of their actions are down right reprehensible. Even Bobby, has succumbed to this. The original series here had [[CainAndAbel JR the Bad and Bobby the Good]], however this has taken a slightly different turn in the revival. It originally had, John Ross and Christopher set up to be this. But in Bum's words [[FaceHeelTurn "Welcome to the dark side"]] happened to Christopher. Their latest plan was [[spoiler: (JR's actually) had to have them imprison Cliff for JR's murder, even though it wasn't him. Maybe it was LaserGuidedKarma, but falsely imprisoning someone is very very bad to say the least]]. To top it off when they do something truly bad [[KarmaHoudini they get away with it, with no comeuppance whatsoever]]. They are becoming down right VillainSue Villain Sue material. Remember we're supposed to root for these people.
** The only one who really isn't this is [[MarySue Elena]] Elena but she's a bit bland and [[DesignatedVillain is now going to be something else]]...
* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: When communist Romania started airing this show, they were hoping that people would be appalled at the decadent, materialistic lifestyle of the Ewings. [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp It didn't quite]] [[HoleInFlag work out that way]].way.]]



* {{Earworm}}: Dallas, Texas, the only city in the world with an annoying theme tune that plays in your head whenever you hear its name.

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* {{Earworm}}: EarWorm: Dallas, Texas, the only city in the world with an annoying theme tune that plays in your head whenever you hear its name.
2nd Jun '16 11:43:13 AM Silverblade2
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* BaseBreaker: The third season of the sequel series. Some enjoy it for the rivalries between the Ewings and Pamela, but many others hate it for destroying John Ross and Pamela's relationship by making it into a LoveTriangle with Harris' daughter, Emma. It doesn't help that the season came after an otherwise [[SeriesFauxnale conclusive ending]] in season two, and then [[LeftHanging left a number of plot threads hanging]].

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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase: The third season of the sequel series. Some enjoy it for the rivalries between the Ewings and Pamela, but many others hate it for destroying John Ross and Pamela's relationship by making it into a LoveTriangle with Harris' daughter, Emma. It doesn't help that the season came after an otherwise [[SeriesFauxnale conclusive ending]] in season two, and then [[LeftHanging left a number of plot threads hanging]].
2nd Mar '16 12:48:07 AM crazyrabbits
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* BaseBreaker: The third season of the sequel series. Some enjoy it for the rivalries between the Ewings and Pamela, but many others hate it for destroying John Ross and Pamela's relationship by making it into a LoveTriangle with Harris' daughter, Emma. It doesn't help that the season came after an otherwise [[SeriesFauxnale conclusive ending]] in season two, and then [[LeftHanging left a number of plot threads hanging]].
26th May '15 8:23:31 AM palmer7
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*** And the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAz5Dckz6UA French version]] is not bad either. It, like its American counterpart, was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWECdDPI1ro updated for the 2012 revival]].

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*** And the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAz5Dckz6UA com/watch?v=aC4x19jPA8Y French version]] is not bad either. It, like its American counterpart, was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWECdDPI1ro com/watch?v=V2erAQ33Hug updated for the 2012 revival]].
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