The entire season of "Dallas" should be studied by those helming and writing daytime soaps because this is how it should be done. It's definitely a soap, but that's no slam. It has everything: romance, drama, suspense, a little bit of comedy, but most of all, at its core, it's all about family.
Sharp, tactful, and menacing, the show Dallas will easily have you drawn and locked in week after week. The familiar and unfamiliar will keep you in a state of upheaval and you'll love every second of it.
Larry Hagman appears to be having the time of his life ("Dallas" 2.0 is worth watching just to see the evolution of his magisterial eyebrows, which have more personality than some of the greener cast members).