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YMMV: Dallas
  • Awesome Music:
  • Designated Hero: The Ewings. Ok they all aren't meant to be that good. Ok they are fighting worse people out there. However, some of their actions are down right reprehensible. Even Bobby, has succumbed to this. The original series here had 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 "Welcome to the dark side" happened to Christopher. Their latest plan was (JR's actually) had them imprison Cliff for JR's murder, even though it wasn't him. Maybe it was Laser-Guided Karma, but falsely imprisoning someone is very very bad to say the least. To top it off when they do something truly bad 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.
  • Dueling Shows: With Dynasty. Although both had fair runs and held the #1 position in several seasons, Dallas lasted longer and thus wins the round.
  • 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.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • 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.
  • Fan Nickname: "Pambecca" for Pamela Rebecca Barnes in the revived series.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: 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.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Both John Ross and Pamela Rebecca in the revived series. Bonus points for being each others Morality Pet.
  • Magnificent Bastard: J.R. Ewing, naturally. For all intents and purposes, he's a quintessential Trope Codifier for American television.
  • Misaimed Marketing: From boots to Bubblegum Cards to a DALLAS: The Television Show Role-Playing Game.
  • Moral Event Horizon: 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.
    • To add insult to injury, he even attempted to justify it to the bereaved mother, his own daughter, after the fact.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: Dallas Quest.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Why is Charlie running around with Tyler Durden?
  • Seasonal Rot: 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.
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: 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.

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