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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 13, 2012
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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  • Summary: Based on the Emmy-winning CBS series of the same name, the TNT series follows the lives of J.R. and Sue Ellen's son John Ross and Bobby and Pam's adopted son Christopher, who differ on whether to drill for oil or look for alternative energy sources.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Soap
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jun 7, 2012
    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: Ed Bark
    Jun 12, 2012
    TNT's brighter, shinier Dallas makes an impressively staged re-entrance Wednesday night.
  3. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Jun 7, 2012
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jun 7, 2012
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Lori Rackl
    Jun 13, 2012
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jun 12, 2012
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jun 12, 2012
    Dallas is terrible....The writing is brutal and obvious, the acting is comical, and none of it is bettered by the directing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. Aug 13, 2012
    Excellant right out of the gate! I was not sure what to expect from a "new" Dallas, since the old one was so beloved but I was not disappointed! Great cast! All the intrigue, threats,scheming, and back stabbing that we have come to expect in these families that we love to watch! Great cast! Wonderful wiritng! I never miss an episode! Love it! Expand
  2. Apr 4, 2013
    This is a great show with lots of twist and turns and you cannot guess what will happen. If you liked the old series you will only have one regret and that is JR is not there to trump all the other deals. John Ross Jr. is stepping up to the plate and we will see if he has what it takes to keep the show moving. Expand
  3. Jun 17, 2012
    Based on the June 13 Dallas pilot, this is looking to be an excellent continuation of the series. Excellent balance of old and new cast. Look forward to Wednesday nights joining the Ewing family! Expand
  4. Jun 22, 2012
    In a world where so many shows are just another cop or doctor show, this one glistens with life. Finally a show about oil, energy, business and family that is constantly exciting and relevant. And yes JR rocks. :) Expand
  5. Aug 9, 2012
    Nine episodes in and I have to admit that I've become a Dallas fan once again. The new series starts a bit slow. Give it a chance. By episode 4 you will be hooked. It's not as instantly addictive as the fabulous and uber original Revenge, but Dallas 2012 has managed to re-invent itself for today's viewers. It mainly focuses on the younger generation of Ewings but every time Larry Hagman and Linda Gray are gracing our screens you really know it's Dallas. Welcome back. Expand
  6. Jun 15, 2012
    I've only seen the first two episodes, and I'm mildly amused. The more they camp it up with scandal, deceit, and cattiness, the better. Loved seeing JR randomly looking out a window, seeing his son kissing who he shouldn't have been kissing. Such great timing! And such a believable coincidence! Love it. So sure, it's crap - but if they play it right, it could be fun crap. Amp up the sex appeal even more - never a bad idea in this realm. Collapse
  7. Jun 23, 2012
    It is good to have JR back; the character we love to hate. I have been keeping up with the episodes of the 1st season, and they are quite good. I grew up watching the old Dallas; always loved the show, the characters are all great! Expand

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