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DALLAS – Season 2, Episode 7: “Runaway”

Can you even play, Lucy? Wow. What a week. With the global news and the COVID outbreak so dire, I have one bright spot –  this week’s Dallas recap. And it may be the second or third best episode ever! Better than “Who Shot J.R.?” you ask? Did that episode have a van with a total shag carpet interior? Nope. Did it have Lucy wanting a band called the Coffins playing at her birthday party? No, it did not. Did it have Greg Evigan as…

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DALLAS – Season 2, Episode 6: “Double Wedding”

Pam was married before Bobby? Oh, hell we better dive right in! Stop hiding behind that pillow! We start with Pam massaging Bobby, which I am not mad about. He points out that years on the road, followed by a short stint in the office, have not prepared his muscles for 14 hour days on the ranch. Imma point out, that nobody is MAKING you work 14 hours. I’m pretty sure Ray stays employed since no one WANTS to work 14 hours a day on…

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DALLAS – Season 2, Episode 4: “Bypass”

It’s the Jock has a heart attack episode! Pay attention, J.R.! For me, this was when Dallas truly started sinking its hooks into me. I loved it up until now, but when Jock had a heart attack, we moved into the type of soap opera tropes that General Hospital weaned me on. If only Bobby and Pam had gone on the run and looked for the Ice Princess! Also, J.R. starts really coming into his own. With all the family set-up of the first season…

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DALLAS – Season 2, Episode 2; “Old Acquaintance”

That 70s hair! To me, Season Two started off slow. Gary #1 wasn’t the reunion I’d hpped for and now, it’s time for another reunion, with someone we’ve never heard of – Jenna Backstory, I mean, Wade. I’ve never liked Jenna Wade.  In theory, the idea of an old flame of Bobby’s makes sense. Bobby wouldn’t cheat, so I can see how narratively, only a ghost from his past could compete with Pam. However, I am a HUGE Morgan Fairchild fan and wish she’d come…

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DALLAS – Season 2, Episode #: “Reunion, Part 2”

Is J.R. wearing the same damn safari outfit? Welcome back to the reunion of Gary #1 (aka, NOT Real Gary Ewing, as played late by Ted Shackleford) and his family. After a quick recap of last week’s events (which I won’t recap my own recap here, because then we get into a meta-spiral we’ll never escape), let’s dive right in. Poor Gary #1. We open with Pam and Maggie at the drunk ward of the hospital. They are there to see Digger, who is drying…

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DALLAS – Season 2, Episode 1: “Reunion, Part 1”

After the success of the mini-series, the next season of Dallas was quick to air. With most of the important parts of the Ewing mythology established, it’s no surprise that the season premiere brought in the only Ewing we hadn’t seen yet … Gary! Not the Real Gary. This, of course, is Gary #1, who gets quickly replaced by Real Gary in later episodes. Real Gary ends up being blonde, which makes Gary #1 even more odd, and makes me wonder if either Gary was…

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DALLAS – Season 1, Episode 5: “Barbecue”

I miss the 70s and its version of athleisure wear. After the distasteful events of last week’s episode, this starts out much better, with Bobby jogging in some short 70s gym shorts that wouldn’t be out of place in an International Male catalog.  Then it goes south quickly. The caterers are setting up and there is a horrible display of tokenism, as Tilly tells “Mistuh’ Bobby” that she’s been catering these things for 12 years and nobody’s gone hungry yet. WOW, Dallas, you are killing…

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DALLAS – Season 1, Episode 2 – “Lessons”

There’s a lot of lessons to be unpacked here. It’s a snowy day at Southfork and Lucy rides a horse out to the mailbox to steal and then burn a letter from school about her truancy. If this was really how schools addressed truancy in Texas in the 70s, I see what they’ve had so many issues about including facts in their history books now. My school called my mom if I missed one period.

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Logan’s Run – Season 1. Episode 1 – “Pilot”

If there’s anything I love more than a post-apocalyptic quest show based on a film, I’m not sure what it is. In fact, I have a whole treatment written up for a Xanadu-based TV series where two humans and a muse search through the wilds of Sun Valley, CA trying to find a way back to 1983 Santa Monica. Until that gets made, however, I’ll indulge in my Retro Recaps, starting with one of my faves and an underrated gem … Logan’s Run.

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