If you find that kind of preposterous plot line to be a deal-breaker, then you best mosey along to another channel because “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. (…)
Hagman clearly has a lot of fun in this role, and it’s contagious. The scriptwriters have saved their precious few good lines for him.
“Time has not been kind to that face,” quips J.R., when reunited with his old nemesis, Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval). “But I do recall the smell of brimstone and crazy.” (…)
At the end of shooting the 10-episode “Dallas” season, Strong ’fessed up to Hagman, 80, that she once had the hots for him and spent more than one Halloween dressed as Jeannie.
“He said, ‘Do you have any pictures?’ ” she laughed. “I thought, ‘You do not miss a beat.’ ”