Is Dallas Ready For Dallas?

Tonight at 8 p.m. CST it begins. Join us at The Texas Theatre for the only Dallas watching party taking place in a theater where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested. How’s that for a Dallas identity wormhole?

In the meantime, head over to FrontRow where we have a rundown of what early reviews are saying about the show — and the city. And meet Terry Linwood, the Jeopardy! champ and long-time Dallas fan who will be recapping the show for us each week. Be sure to check back early tomorrow morning for his take on the debut.

And to pump you up for tonight, a little flashback:


  • Terry Linwood and I were classmates at DISD’s Alex W. Spence Talented and Gifted Academy from 1986 to 1988. At that time, the academy’s seventh-grade history, English, and math classes were taught in one long room, separated only by partitions. So loud activities in one class could be heard in the other two. Our English teacher (Ms. Jordan, if memory serves) told each student to memorize a lyric poem of their choosing and recite it. Terry, who went by Terrence then, chose “Paul Revere” by the Beastie Boys. I was in math class as he began his recitation, and it took only a few of those familiar lines to divert my attention from the algebra problem before me. By the time he got to “One lonely Beastie I be/All by myself without nobody,” he had the rapt attention of all three classrooms. When he finished, we all burst into applause. Obviously, this is an experience I will never forget.

  • Please don’t be as bad as GCB. Please don’t be as bad as GCB. Please don’t be as bad as GCB… is that even possible?

  • Loving the return of J.R. — the Dallas version of Don Draper!

  • BrandonS

    I am so freaking excited about tonight!

  • mynameisbill

    @BrandonS- that was knee-slapping hillarious! At least I think you were trying to be funny?

  • BrandonS

    @mynameisbill- hate to break it to ya, but I wasn’t. I’m an unabashedly huge dork-fan of Dallas. Hopefully that will make you slap your knee some more!