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VINE VOICEon December 13, 2006
If anybody from Warner Home Video is reading this, have you thought about the implications of releasing a 13-season DVD series at the rate of two seasons per year? This puts Season 13 being released in August of 2010! All of us Dallas fans would like to get the whole collection while the world is still using the current DVD format! Who's to say what the fast-moving rate of technology will have moved us all on to by then. If you're a fan and feel the same way, I ask you second the sentiment and lend your vote by finding this review helpful.
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on October 29, 2006
I am excited to have another great season on the way, and I agree that they should speed up release because I love the later years and I want to see them now. Anyway, 5 is a great year, some say the best, with the year long battle for Ewing Oil, JR and Sue Ellen remarrying and then hitting the rocks again, Bobby and Pam splitting, Ellie romancing Clayton and much more, it is definitely a strong contender for most important year of the series. Starring all the same cast returning from the last year including Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, Susan Howard, Steve Kanaly, Ken Kercheval, Victoria Principal, and Charlene Tilton, as well as Also Starring Audrey Landers, Jared Martin, Priscilla Pointer, John Beck, and Howard Keel as Clayton Farlow, it's a very entertaining season that really holds up well even today.
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on July 3, 2007
Dallas season 6(really season 5) is some other seasons, the storylines and arcs in this season come fast and strong. I even liked this season more than season 3, which everyone seems to favor the most. But i think this is my favorite with the season before it maybe in 2nd place.The end of the previous season, everyone finds out Cliff Barnes attempted suicide partly because of being cheated by J.R.Miss Ellie tells him something to the effect of" You are a cold and unfeeling man,J.R, and as soon as BObby gets back( from California with pam, investigating christophers birth),I will dismantle you as president of Ewing OIL", and in this season opener, she does just that...Little does she know J.R, soon runs another oil business,Harwood Oil, via a pretty little thing named Holly Harwood, who at once becomes Jr's reluctant ally,and then rival. Holly plans her revenge,and has much to do with changing his and SueEllens life in a way that has reprecussions for the rest of the series.The previous seasons, you got glimpses that Pam and Bobbys marraige was headed for trouble.When Jocks will is read and announces the fight for Ewing oil, their marraige cannot survive the intense change in Bobby and the toll it takes.In some episodes Bobby is irritable and downright nasty!(around the time he and ray are following Walt Driscoll), and this is the first season Bobby resorts to J.R like tactics like blackmail, to get his way in the business world..also worth mentioning is the more prominent reintroduction ( she was introduced in a previous season as were many other characters)of Cliff and pams devious half sister Katherine Wentworth, and Prescilla Pointer as their mother, Rebecca respectively. Miss Ellie gets closer with Clayton....boring, and Cliff is an amazing actor,,,he really owns the scenes he is in and ended up as one of my favorite characters as the series progressed although i feel he was unlikeable in the early seasons.lastly, The Lucy/Mickey storyline just kills me.The writing and chemisty between is so soft, and feels so special, you almost forget you are watching two characters in a tv show...I dont want to give anything away, but they make him out to be the love of Lucys life, certainly much more of a connection than she ever had with Mitch.Their story arc culminates in a very important plot point ...Charlene Hilton(lucY) is another one that won me over this season, from the abortion storyline at the beginning of the season( she was really pregnant by the time they started shooting the season, which explains all the funny/clever ways they had her sitting down or standing behind something for the first few episodes), to the Mickey storyline, you could really see what a good actress she was, and her costar was very talented too.All the episodes are excellent, none are boring,like all dallas seasons, the last 4 or 5 episodes are especially juicy, and the season finale office confrontation between J.R and Pam is classic, I promise you will want to watch this season over and over.
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on July 5, 2008
"Dallas", in my opinion is the best television show of all time, and this season illustrates why it is so. The stories revolve around universal and timeless themes such as the love-hate relationships among family members; the internal and external battle over the use of power for good or evil; the struggle to restore trust to tattered relationships; coming to terms with the death of a loved-one; and the hurt, fear and healing subsequent to sexual abuse. "Dallas" was never better than it was this season, aside from season 10 (which I hope will soon be released) this was the last truly great season. There has never been, and there never will be a show as thoroughly entertaining as "Dallas". Much of the success of this season can be attributed to the performances of the cast. Was there ever any other performer who possessed a character the way Larry Hagman did J.R.? Was there ever a character you loved to hate as much as you did J.R. (and at times still found yourself rooting for him)? How Larry Hagman never won an Emmy is simply beyond comprehension. Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing was nothing short of brilliant, and Barbara Bel Geddes (the only cast member to win an Emmy for her work on the show) repeatedly gave reserved, but incredibly powerful performances. Great stories and exceptional performances make "Dallas" as entertaining today as it was twenty-five years ago.
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Here comes another season of J.R.'s (Larry Hagman) double-dealing ways as he attempts, this time, to wrench control of Ewing Oil from his brother and his mother. The body count rises, literally and figuratively, as the dastardly anti-hero works his machinations for his ultimate ends.

New characters are introduced that play important parts in the developing story line while other characters find themselves more embroiled in the ongoing saga of the Ewing clan.

As far as the new are concerned, prominent among those are Holly Harwood (Lois Chiles) as a reluctant ally to J.R. She finds herself initially fascinated by the oil man but soon sees the real J.R. and eventually must decide where her allegiance lies.

Mark Grayson (John Beck) becomes the "third wheel" in a love triangle that causes a rift in the seemingly unbreakable marriage of Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Pam (Victoria Principal).

Ray's cousin, Mickey (Timothy Patrick Murphy) becomes the love interest of Lucy but, unfortunately, meets tragedy at the hands of one of the victims of J.R.'s dirty deals.

As far as the "old," Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) continues her "abused wife" ways as she remarries J.R., knowing full well his track rate for "faithfulness."

Ray (Steve Kanaly) and wife Donna (Susan Howard) have their own problems as she tries to balance marriage with an ever-rising political career.

Afton (Audrey Landers) must contend with her love for Cliff (Ken Kercheval) and his obsession with bringing down the Ewings and his love for Sue Ellen.

Lucy (Charlene Tilton) goes through divorce bangs and her burgeoning attraction to Mickey.

Miss Ellie (Barbara Bel Geddes) contends with her feelings for her late husband and her determination to bring an end to the family squabbles. In addition to those, she starts to find herself attracted to another man.

Besides the regulars, recurring characters get their moment to shine in this outstanding season as well. Punk Anderson (Morgan Woodard) stands out as a worthy successor to "Jock" as the one man that can really keep the Ewing boys in line. Besides that, he's one heckuva sharp dresser in his western-styled attire.

Pam's mom, Rebecca (Priscilla Pointer), makes her presence known as she works hard to support both her daughter and son.

Harv Smithfield (George O. Petrie) as the family lawyer must volley both sides of the fence as he must deal with his loyalty to the late Jock's wishes and his friendship with Miss Ellie.

Watching the episodes back to back, one can see how the producers spent a bundle on clothing and locations. Also, the sets were more lavish than in previous seasons, with upgrades at both the Ewing home and the offices.

Acting-wise, no one can top Hagman as the devilish J.R. His lack of an Emmy win is an unexplainable travesty in the history of television.
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on May 20, 2011
Dallas is a great serie, but beware in this season (number 6) because some dvd are not well, you can not see some chapters because the dvd can not read them, the image froze and still that way forever. and another thing this season is NOT CC in english only in portuguese.
thank you.
raul rodriguez abud
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on February 7, 2007
This season has all the slime from the previous 5 seasons and then some! Cliff Barnes pulls thru his suicide attempt and regains oil bigshot status, J.R. gets held captive by the Cubans, Southfork is set ablaze, Sue Ellen starts drinking again, a major character gets killed off, Lucy beds down Ray Krebbs' cousin, Pam leaves Bobby and wants a divorce, some moustachioed dork keeps hitting on Pam, Miss Ellie and Clayton Farlow are on the brink of playing footsie, Sue Ellen attempts to seduce Clayton, Bobby & Pam's son Christopher seems to cry in every scene he's in, J.R & Sue Ellen remarry and lots of shady deals and sex as Bobby and J.R. duke it out to see who wins the presidency of Ewing Oil - thanks to daddy Jock's ridiculous will.

This season is a helluva lotta fun! Keep your eyes on Ken Kercheval as Cliff Barnes...he pulls off some great acting here! Even though Cliff was made out to be the "loser" on DALLAS, Kercheval proves what a winner he is in the acting department...very impressive.

There's only one special feature: a featurette a little over eleven minutes long that shows the impact DALLAS had on America (and other parts of the world).

What else do you need to know? Sue Ellen has a brand new hairdo, Pam's sister Katherine puts the moves on Bobby, oil baroness Holly Harwood (pant!pant!) puts the moves on both J.R. and Bobby, the annual Ewing barbecue takes place, Donna looks great in tight pants, John Ross actually has lines to speak, a seedy J.R. associate commits suicide, Afton's hair gets bigger, and Ray Krebbs becomes the show's bigger hero, a position formerly held by Bobby.

These snippets are just a tip of the iceberg of the fun you'll have watching this box's hard to break away from it! If yer a DALLAS fan you know this show is buy it awready!
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on January 7, 2015
This really isnt THE best season, like i have seen some say. Its better than Season 5, for sure. But in my opinion, season 5, 6, and 7 were somewhat boring, not totally boring, but they sometimes dragged. I think Seasons 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are some of the most exciting aside from the first 4 seasons. They 8-12 seasons were more soap opera-ish, which i think made them seem a bit faster and exciting. seasons 5-7 had barely any new main characters and just a lot of back and forth oil deals, Season 6 has a big storyline built around Jocks Will, of course J.R has to try and get a look at it before everyone else. These middle season(5-7) start of either slow or ok, Then drag along through the season and then get good the last 6 or 7 episodes. This season still has a lot of key moments for fans of the show, or for people who want to watch this series. I think the Lucy abortion storyline was lame, it think they should have written it as, she gets another test and it turns out its Mitch's(her soon ex husband) Baby, and she decides to keep it, at least Her character would have an interesting storyline, and a baby. Some somewhat interesting things happen in this season, its nowhere near as exciting and suspenseful as season 9, the dream season.
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on February 16, 2015
I received my order quickly than expected and in good condition except 2 episodes did not play well at first.

This season was heart breaking because of Pam and Bobby splitting up and the toll the fight for Ewing oil takes on their marriage and Miss Ellie. Also did not like the way Pam was so easily taken with Mark Graison (hated this character) so quickly it is like she did not value her marriage or really love Bobby when she almost sleeps with Mark and continues to go out with him. It seems to me that Bobby was more faithful in and to his marriage than Pam was. Bobby stayed true to Pam when Holly try to seduce him and he never strayed in their marriage except for that 1 time he almost did in Season 3 with Jenna Wade. It seemed like Pam was ready to give up on her marriage so quickly(did not like her this season at all) Also poor Sue Ellen who was fooled and betrayed again by JR and driven back to the bottle and the tragedy of what happen to Mickey Trotter and the death of Rebecca Wentworth. This season so sad. We get to see again Katherine who reappears due her mother's death and her plot which she begins with JR to destroy Cliff and Pam and Bobby marriage. Katherine is not so sweet after all but a devious and calculating witch!!!!!!!!!!
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on July 13, 2014
My husband has never watched the original Dallas. We are enjoying the antics of Cliff Barnes and the conniving of JR Ewing. The new series with the kids in control of Ewing Oil is quite entertaining also. I am a Dallas fan! RIP Larry Hagman, Bill Davis, and Barbara Bel Geddes.
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