Dallas (2012) : Season 1

  • 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

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Sarah Rodman
    Jun 12, 2012
    60
    The J.R. one-liners tend to satisfy, but everything else is boilerplate, which hampers the younger cast.
  2. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jun 12, 2012
    58
    Hagman--and to a lesser extent fellow returning stars Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray--are so much more fun to watch than their four new, young co-stars that the new Dallas plays less like a passing of the torch than a suggestion that torches were better back in the '80s.
  3. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Jun 12, 2012
    40
    Like its ancestor, the new Dallas is self-consciously a trashfest, an endless cycle of betrayals, confrontations, reconciliations and re-betrayals.
  4. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 13, 2012
    60
    Between old fans who will enjoy a revisit and young folks who never even heard of Miss Ellie, TNT is placing a sound bet.
  5. 40
    Thankfully, both Hagman and Duffy are still around and alert, and their presence holds this new, mostly disappointing Dallas together.
  6. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Jun 14, 2012
    50
    [Larry Hagman's eyebrows] are the most contemporary thing about the "new" Dallas, which otherwise looks and feels like a chunk of the '80s trapped in amber.
  7. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jun 12, 2012
    50
    Except for Hagman, the performances are adequate without ever standing out, which may be one of the reasons it does take so long to care much about the younger Ewings.
  8. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Jun 12, 2012
    40
    This version is palely faithful to the original without any of its seditious zest.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 78 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 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 »