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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: ''Dallas Quest'' (1984) was positively received by ''Your Commodore''. It was even said to be one of the best UsefulNotes/Commodore64 games.

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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames: ''Dallas Quest'' (1984) was positively received by ''Your Commodore''. It was even said to be one of the best UsefulNotes/Commodore64 games.


* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: ''Dallas Quest''.

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: NoProblemWithLicensedGames: ''Dallas Quest''.Quest'' (1984) was positively received by ''Your Commodore''. It was even said to be one of the best UsefulNotes/Commodore64 games.


* RetroactiveRecognition: Why is Charlie running around with [[Film/FightClub Tyler Durden]]?

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Why is Charlie running around with [[Creator/BradPitt Tyler]] [[Film/FightClub Tyler Durden]]?

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* ArchivePanic: Good luck binging the 357 episodes, not counting the revival or ''Series/KnotsLanding''.


* 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.

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* 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.
note. In fact, hardly anyone remembers the first seasonís quite effective one that set the whole tone, in which Sue Ellen clings to life after a drunken car accident while a devastated J.R. looks on.

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* GenreTurningPoint: The original series was this for the PrimeTimeSoap, proving that they could be just as popular as, and perhaps even moreso than, daytime {{soap opera}}s and leading to a general migration of the genre from daytime to UsefulNotes/PrimeTime -- especially once prime time shows in other genres began embracing serialized storytelling. We largely have ''Dallas'' and its copycats to thank (or blame) for {{soaperizing}} being a trope in American television.

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* NeverLiveItDown: The infamous dream season brought about by Bobby's untimely death, a decision the producers elected to reverse in the wake of plummeting ratings, effectively retconning the entire season out of continuity. The end result arguably did a lot more harm than good after the fact.


* 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.

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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.


* 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]]...

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* 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.
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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]]...



* 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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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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* MemeticMutation: The question "Who shot J.R.?" is an iconic phrase in 1980s pop culture.


* SeasonalRot: The tenth Season. The ninth (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.

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* SeasonalRot: The tenth eleventh Season. The ninth (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.


* 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.
** Is it any wonder [[spoiler: she left him to rot in a Mexican prison?]]



* 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.

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* SeasonalRot: The tenth Season. The eighth ninth (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.


%% 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.

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** Is it any wonder [[spoiler: she left him to rot in a Mexican prison?]]

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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.


* 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.]]

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