%% 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.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmv3SIzuTL4 theme tune]]. Brought back in all its (though slightly truncated) glory [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeboOIkfbMI for the new series]].
*** And the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC4x19jPA8Y French version]] is not bad either. It, like its American counterpart, was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2erAQ33Hug updated for the 2012 revival]].
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klbetjyK0oE dirgelike version of the theme]] that aired in "JR's Masterpiece", the episode with JR's funeral, also qualifies.
** The final two episodes of the new series' first season feature tracks by Music/JohnnyCash: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9IfHDi-2EA "The Man Comes Around"]] in "Family Business" and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IStlBOX9F4o "God's Gonna Cut You Down"]] in "Revelations."
* 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]].
* DesignatedHero: The Ewings. Okay, [[AntiHero they all aren't meant to be that good]]. 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) 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 Villain Sue material. Remember we're supposed to root for these people.
** The only one who really isn't this is 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.]]
* EarWorm: Dallas, Texas, the only city in the world with an annoying theme tune that plays in your head whenever you hear its name.
** Along with the aforementioned French theme.
** Sue Ellen was originally meant to be a minor character but eventually ended up as the female lead, thanks to actress Linda Gray's amazing chemistry with Larry Hagman.
** Clayton Farlow was originally going to have a fairly minor role as Dusty's father. He ended up marrying Miss Ellie and essentially filled the role of family patriarch (which was accepted by Bobby and Ray, but not at all by JR).
** Harris Ryland is definitely becoming one in the new series.
* FanNickname: "Pambecca" for Pamela Rebecca Barnes in the revived series.
* HarsherInHindsight: J.R.'s sarcastic reference to the "Who Shot J.R.?" storyline in the first season of the rebooted series, "Bullets don't seem to have much of an effect on me, dear," is a lot less funny when watching the season 2 episode "Furious and Fast", where he is shot and killed offscreen at the end of the episode.
* JerkassWoobie: Both John Ross and Pamela Rebecca in the revived series. Bonus points for being each others MoralityPet.
* MagnificentBastard: J.R. Ewing, naturally. For all intents and purposes, he's a quintessential TropeCodifier for American television.
* MisaimedMarketing: From boots to Bubblegum Cards to a ''DALLAS: The Television Show Role-Playing Game''.
* 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.
** To add insult to injury, he even attempted to justify it to the bereaved mother, his own daughter, after the fact.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: ''Dallas Quest''.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Why is Charlie running around with [[Film/FightClub Tyler Durden]]?
* SeasonalRot: The tenth Season. The eighth (Dream) season and its aftermath was infamous, but it was the eleventh season that really saw a notable decline in writing quality, the loss of key cast members and a turn towards absurd and/or banal plots.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Many of the season-ending cliffhangers are still effective, but have lost something since the days when no television series had ever ended a season on any kind of suspenseful, open-ended note.