• Network: TNT
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 13, 2012
Season #: 1, 2, 3
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jun 7, 2012
    88
    It's both old and new, a comfy piece of nostalgia that doubles as a fresh guilty pleasure. [18 Jun 2012, p.39]
  2. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jun 13, 2012
    83
    Cynthia Cidre's smart take on the prime-time soap (1978-1991) pays homage to the past while moving the battle to the next generation.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jun 12, 2012
    83
    More of a continuation than a "remake," this one looks to be a winner.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 12, 2012
    83
    TNT's brighter, shinier Dallas makes an impressively staged re-entrance Wednesday night.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 8, 2012
    83
    Overall, Dallas is a solidly constructed soap opera with strong dialogue and oily plot twists. [15 Jun 2012, p.72]
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 8, 2012
    80
    TNT's take on the classic primetime serial is exactly as it should be: Texas-sized, frothy and unwilling to settle for a double-cross when a triple can be executed.
  7. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Jun 7, 2012
    80
    As the premiere episode nears its end, the plot begins thickening agreeably with so many secrets, dark revelations, shocks and betrayals it all begins to seem familiarly and comfortably absorbing.
  8. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jun 13, 2012
    75
    The new Dallas is more ridiculous, campier, more preposterous and so totally over the top that it's skirting insanity. And those are only a few of the reasons to love this show.
  9. Dallas is teeming with the soapy plots, delectable eye candy and bad blood we crave in our TV guilty pleasures. It also maintains the general tone of the original without devolving into camp.
  10. Reviewed by: Rick Porter
    Jun 15, 2012
    70
    The new Dallas isn't a game-changer, but it's a solidly built, easy-to-take soap that does right by its predecessor.
  11. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Jun 13, 2012
    70
    Dallas may not always compel your attention, but it does a good job of telling you what you missed.
  12. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Jun 13, 2012
    70
    Despite some flat performances, the show does a better job than I might have expected bringing a 20th-century broadcast-TV icon down to 21st-century cable size.
  13. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 13, 2012
    70
    The show's predictably melodramatic rhythms and telegraphed twists will be like nectar to those still pining for this old-school style of skullduggery.
  14. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jun 13, 2012
    70
    As redeveloped by Cynthia Cidre (the 2007 CBS prime-time soap "Cane"), it is very much its [the original "Dallas"] heir, in spirit and execution.
  15. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jun 12, 2012
    70
    All things considered, though, this is a show that is pretty firmly fixed on what it does best--serving up soapy, Texas-sized shenanigans and trying to mix in a little seasoning of real emotion along the way.
  16. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jun 7, 2012
    70
    Henderson gives a lunky, forgettable performance, coming nowhere near anyone's idea of a stronger, meaner version of J.R. Thanks to the rest of its ensemble, however, the new Dallas gains some traction and kicks up a little dust.
  17. Reviewed by: Daniel Goldberg
    Jun 18, 2012
    63
    The newer additions to the cast don't have much of a presence beyond their plot roles, yet somehow manage to occupy a majority of the screen time. As a result, the new Dallas acquires the brashness of an impostor laying claim to a vast family fortune.
  18. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Jun 13, 2012
    63
    Some of the dialogue is groan-worthy, some plot turns totally predictable and some of the soapy silliness is just, well, silly. But J.R.'s Dallas is still a hoot.
  19. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Jun 13, 2012
    63
    Dallas is full of implausibilities. So are a lot of soaps. But this one offers something the others don't: a nostalgic romp in a dysfunctional ranch that was a Friday night fixture on many a TV set.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. Apr 19, 2014
    10
    I still don't get it why the new Dallas gets so many negative reviews and why some say that it's not plausible. Lemme clarify this for you:I still don't get it why the new Dallas gets so many negative reviews and why some say that it's not plausible. Lemme clarify this for you: it's a tv show (soap), you phuckwits. Full Review »
  2. Apr 19, 2014
    10
    I am so tired of police and doctor shows. In my search for good drama, I happened upon the latest incarnation of "Dallas" and am now a fan.I am so tired of police and doctor shows. In my search for good drama, I happened upon the latest incarnation of "Dallas" and am now a fan. The old cast of Patrick Duffy and LInda Gray are still great and the addition of Josh Henderson, Julie Gonzalo, and the others are perfect for the show. Standing out are the genius of Mitch Pileggi and Judith Light. Full Review »
  3. Apr 29, 2013
    9
    So glad that Dallas is back. It has the makings of a great epic drama. Well written and beautifully filmed. The first season lacked goodSo glad that Dallas is back. It has the makings of a great epic drama. Well written and beautifully filmed. The first season lacked good usage of Sue Ellen. Full Review »