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Dallas: The Complete Eleventh Season (DVD)
When it’s J.R. Ewing versus the world, it’s wisest to put your money on J.R.! Although the scheming tycoon may be down, he's never out. After Ewing Oil collapsed in disgrace at the end of last season, it’s expected that this new season might feature a J.R. who's learned his lesson. But Dallas fans know better - they know the only lesson J.R. ever learned was: do unto others before they do unto you. So hang on to your Stetsons for another irresistible season of lying, cheating and stealing as J.R. claws his way back to the top. As for the rest of the clan: Bobby loses Pam but finds new romance. Cliff meets a broken-down wildcatter with dreams of gusher glory. Sue Ellen discovers that revenge is sweet. Two murder cases grab headlines. And a new crop of drop-dead gorgeous vamps with big schemes and bigger hair make life even more interesting for the Southfork stars!]]>
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Of course, the star of the show was Larry Hagman as the devious J.R. Ewing. He was always given the best lines and the most memorable confrontations. However, season eleven, with the departure of a fan favorite, seemed to allow some of the older cast members, regular and recurrent, an opportunity to share some of Hagman's "spotlight".
Barbara Bel Geddes and her on-camera husband Howard Keel really came to the forefront with a storyline about a presumed "affair" between Clayton and a much-younger woman, portrayed by English actress Annabel Schofield . The plot allowed Bel Geddes to really show her acting mettle, especially in the episode entitled "Farlow's Follies" wherein Miss Ellie falls into Sue Ellen (played as always by the flawless Linda Gray) territory by resorting to the bottle to "drown her sorrows".
Not only does the season showcase Bel Geddes and Keel, it also lets recurring player Alice Hirson have a memorable "farewell" as Miss Ellie's best friend, Mavis Anderson, wife of popular "Punk" Anderson, played by veteran character actor Morgan Woodward.
Also, John Anderson has a memorable run as Dr. Styles, a major stockholder in WestStar and the father of Kimberly Cryder (a stunning Leigh Taylor-Young), a woman who will stop at nothing to get the man of her dreams: J.R.
Though the season is not as powerful as previous ones, it's still very entertaining, even with the lackluster Ray (Steve Kanaly) and Jenna (Priscilla Presley) problems with spoiled-rotten daughter Charlie (Shalene McCall), an ill-conceived attempt by a heretofore unknown aunt (played well by young Lisa Alden) of Christopher (Joshua Harris) to take him from Bobby (Patrick Duffy), and the rushed exit of Pam, played by an actress heavily wrapped to hide any resemblance to Victoria Principal who departed at the end of the previous season.
Also, one surprise is the discovery of a future superstar in the role of "Randy", Charlie's boyfriend. The character's name is a not-so-subtle reference to his personality, by the way.
As far as the quality of the DVD is concerned, this is probably the worst quality in the series. There are shifts in color, "dirty" and unclear images, and the sound isn't the best.
Also, there are NO extras, a shame considering so many cast members are still alive and could offer commentary.
It's worth noting that April really comes into her own this season, and the "new cast of the season" - Jack Scalia as a hot headed investment banker with a secret, Leigh Taylor Young as the conniving Kimberly Cryder and Andrew Stevens as a cheeky hustler - are much more successful than the supporting cast members were introduced in previous seasons, such as the lacklustre Jack and Jamie Ewing. Plus we get Sue Ellen in a meaty story that does not involve drinking, JR at his conniving best, a surprisingly promiscuous Bobby getting over Pam, and quite a nice story for Ray and Jenna.
One thing I did find jolting was the sudden AIDS awareness that manifests in this season: JR's long-time call girl Serena frets about AIDS, JR tells his protogee Casey to stop by the drugstore before seducing Marilee Stone, who in any event tells him to relax because she has taken "all precautions", and the ripped-off 'Fatal Attraction' storyline with Ray and inexplicably obsessive Connie. It's all a bit of a surprise to hear this safe sex talk on 'Dallas' of all shows, but I guess that was the sign of the times.
Until then enjoy the 11nth season which is still great full of scemes and a nasty as always JR...
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Also the DVD suffers from the same technical fault of season 10 - at times terrible picture quality. And overall this season does take time to get going, the early episodes are lifeless - Bobby and Cliff hanging around Pam's bedside, Sue Ellen lovey-dovey with JR ( a bit improbable after all he's done to her ) and Miss Ellie whinging to Clayton about his health problems.
But the series does come good after a while, building to a great climax. The main person to thank for that is ( who else? ) JR and not far behind Sue Ellen. Larry Hagman and Linda Gray have never been better in their roles - for all the changes made this season this pair are still the undoubted stars of the show.
It's great to see JR build his company back up from scratch and manipulate just about every other cast member in his scheme to get back at Weststar, but also to see a stronger than ever Sue Ellen scheme to stop him. In a funny sort of way we root for both of them in this fight and the fireworks between them are classic. Sue Ellen has a great love interest this season in Nicholas Pearce, superbly played by Jack Scalia, a shady but basically likeable character with a backstory/subplot worthy of The Sopranos.
Another highlight is the Clayton Farlow/Lauren Ellis affair, not only is this a good storyline for Miss Ellie/Clayton but it's a joy to see the way JR turns this to his advantage and bed the unbelievably beautiful Lauren.
JR finally gets back at Jeremy Wendell ( although this has to wait till the end of the season as Wendell is mysteriously absent for most of the series ) although ultimate revenge has to wait until season 12.
Bobby has a mixed season, Patrick Duffy shows his acting ability as he comes to terms with Pam's departure but too many of his scenes are with a whiny 7 year old ( Christopher ) and the writers can't seem to make up their mind about his love life - or whether he should even have one at all.
So overall would recommend this series, slightly to my own surprise; try to forget Pam, concentrate on JR/Sue Ellen and the new tone/direction this series is taking. Can't wait for season 12 - how many other tv series would you say that about!
I really did not care for the majority of the storylines in this season. Katherines return which should have had impact and been an exposive storyline turns out to be a rather damp squib!
Lucy returns Though why is kinda beyond me. Everyone just trudges through their own silly plots towards a kinda desperate season finale. I would actually hate the last episode of this season if it wasnt for Linda Grays wonderful campy Joan Crawfordesque "Id like to report a double murder"
But that alone is not enough to be as good as Dallas could be when it was on top form. Its almost the end....