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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Who's the boss??
This season is the morning after the night before - the follow-up to 'the dream' season, so picks up right after Pam wakes up and realises that Bobby is in her shower. Consequently the season starts off without alot going on because, of course, season 8 ended with a single 'biggie' cliffhanger (Bobby's death). There are a few story hangovers though which are mostly nailed...
Published on 31 Jan 2011 by R. L. Judd

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3.0 out of 5 stars Jim Bowie
I'd give this season 4 stars if the picture quality was better - after the excellent production values of seasons 7,8 and 9 this season is sometimes like watching Diagnosis Murder!
Anyway once you get used to this the season is actually very good - great to have Bobby back especially, the Wes Parmalee/Is he really Jock? storyline is intriguing and well done, and some...
Published on 9 Feb 2009 by Remember the Alamo


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Jim Bowie, 9 Feb 2009
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I'd give this season 4 stars if the picture quality was better - after the excellent production values of seasons 7,8 and 9 this season is sometimes like watching Diagnosis Murder!
Anyway once you get used to this the season is actually very good - great to have Bobby back especially, the Wes Parmalee/Is he really Jock? storyline is intriguing and well done, and some great individual episodes such as JR's duel with mercenary J D Calhoun and Bobby and Pam's wedding day when Ray accidentally reveals Jenna is having Bobby's baby just before they are about to tie the knot!
Best of all is the final episode when JR stands outside his former office, seemingly defeated and Ewing Oil out of business, siezes the portrait of Jock that Jeremy Wendell was about to take down, holds it up to his son John Ross and says defiantly " This is Ewing Oil" before walking out of the Ewing building for the last time with his son. The writers of Dallas do a great job making you root for JR in this season, yes he risks starting WWIII in the Middle East, but his enemies are so unlikable - the slimy Wendell or clownish Cliff Barnes and even the rest of the Ewing family who abandon him by the end - you can't help being on his side.
Another thing with season 10 is that it follows the infamous dream season 9 - you do have to make a bit of an effort to remember what happened at the end of season 8 and pick up where that left off and try and forget season 9 ever happened but this doesn't overshadow the season like I was afraid it would.
All things considered I'd recommend this series - perhaps the last of the great Dallas Seasons. Also I think looking back on it now a smirking, scheming Oil Man from Texas trying to increase the price of oil by bombing the Middle East isn't so farfetched!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Who's the boss??, 31 Jan 2011
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R. L. Judd (Oxford, UK) - See all my reviews
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This season is the morning after the night before - the follow-up to 'the dream' season, so picks up right after Pam wakes up and realises that Bobby is in her shower. Consequently the season starts off without alot going on because, of course, season 8 ended with a single 'biggie' cliffhanger (Bobby's death). There are a few story hangovers though which are mostly nailed within a handful of episodes (only Donna's pregnacy continue's through out).

I think the problem with season 10 is that the family starts to break up and characters start to behave in ways that you knew they wouldn't. Also, no one's at Southfolk, its deserted......Donna's up in Washington; Ray's got his new mini-Southfolk; Sue Ellen's wheeling-and-dealing; even Clayton moves out for awhile. In fact, I think this is the greatest mistake ever made on Dallas - moving the action away from the family and Southfolk meant that they seemed less like a family and more like a collection of couples and groups doing their own thing.

I read somewhere that Larry Hagman was uphappy that too much action in season 9 was centered on other characters and that too many major storylines didn't involve him at all. Consequently, when season 10 saw the return of original producer Leonard Katzman, seemingly its back to the 'JR show'. Its almost as if everyone who benefited from a ramped-up role in season 9 are punished. This results in Pam having nothing too do all season 10 (not one significant storyline involves her - no wonder Victoria Principle left at season end) and Donna is packed off to Washington (which was a huge mistake as she was the only moral compass and 'voice of reason' the show had).

Jenna's got nothing to do except be pregnant and look miserable (seriously, Priscilla Presley hardly cracks a smirk, let alone a smile all season) and gets unrealistically paired off with Ray (who also has nothing to do now that he's left Southfolk and Donna's in Washington).

Sue Ellen become's a tycoon overnight and manages to sweep Mandy Winger (who was a far more interesting character than the awful April Stevens, who was introduced this season) out of Dallas. The whole plot which see's Sue Ellen finally beat the bottle at last and build an empire under JR's nose is complete nonsense - where did she get the money from? I know the Ewings are rich (they seemed to get richer and more powerful every season in fact) but surely JR would have checked his bank statement every now and then and wondered where all his dough was going (since Sue Ellen, unlike Pam, had no major money of her own).

Cliff is made a joke throughout the season - a tight, penny pinching, one goal orientated buffoon who's empire (which at the end of season 8 was near to overtaking the Ewings) now has no money and has to rely on Pam for financial security.

Clayton rides his horse and occasionally rages at JR. Miss Ellie (the awful Barbara Bel Geddes) seems to be on the verge of tears in every scene and has to endure a shocking storyline repeat from season 9 with the return of Jock. What's worse though are the clothes - what happened to Travilla!?!? I assume that Larry Hagman demanded a bigger trailer, office, hat, salary or something and the only way to pay for it was to strip the show of any sense of style as Pam, Sue Ellen and Jenna start staggering around in the most unflattering of clothers - awful flower patterns, cheap looking blouses and jumper-dresses!!

Dack Rambo makes a quick comeback but has less to do this season that he did in season 8 when he was only introduced in the final couple of episodes. Apparently Dack partitioned the producers to have his name added to the opening titles. A waste of time though as he's gone by mid-season and the Ewing Oil secretaries have more lines.

I guess though my complaints and moans won't change a thing. The show went on for four more season's before finally being consigned to history. I can't help but think though that this season was the start of the end and wonder if JR's dominence over all the other characters wasn't the reason for a gradual viewer turn off? Watch it anyway though because its still great TV!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible picture quality ruins the 10th Season of Dallas, 13 Dec 2009
This review is from: Dallas - Season 10 [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
Although the picture quality of the early seasons of Dallas was, perhaps understandably, relatively poor, the quality picked up significantly around the sixth, or seventh season and, by season nine, was reasonably good. It was, therefore extremely disappointing to discover that the picture quality of the 10th season has nose-dived. The entire season has been compressed onto just three double-sided disks. The result is that compression artifacts are clearly visible and detract significantly from the viewing enjoyment. Surprisingly, the picture quality is considerably worse than VCR tape. Season 11 has also been compressed onto just three disks and I, for one, will not be tempted to purchase any further seasons of Dallas until a better quality print is released.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars GREAT SEASON - AWFUL TRANSFER!, 7 Feb 2009
This review is from: Dallas - Season 10 [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
Was so looking forward to this Region 2 release of one of my favourite seasons of Dallas from Warner Home Video. But my enjoyment has been ruined by one of the worst tv transfers I've ever seen produced by the Warner label!

Of the 29 episodes in this box set only 3 seem to have been given the remastered treatment from NTSC original masters to PAL. The other 26 episodes look like they did when they were screened on the BBC over twenty years ago: blurred images, poor colour contrast and motion judder. I've seen this season look better on recent satelite re-runs which beggers the question why would anyone want to buy this poor quality DVD set when they can view a better quality version on satelite television. Shame on Warner for this.

Sorry to see Victoria Principal leave at the end of this season though. She was beautiful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dallas rocks !, 2 Feb 2009
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Mr. Mg Reynolds "Carry On fan" (Oxfordshire UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Dallas - Season 10 [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
I hardly know where to begin ! This sees Victoria Principle say goodbye after Season 10 - she probably got tired having dream't up all of Season 9 ! Ewing Oil is under threat thanks to JR using foreign mercenaries against the Saudis and Sue Ellen manipulates Mandy Winger in a way that JR himself would have been proud of. The strain on Miss Ellie's marriage to Clayton caused by the appearance of a man claiming to be Jock is handled very well indeed. William Smithers is great as Jeremy Wendell - he poses more of a threat to the Ewing's than Cliff Barnes does ! It is sad to see Donna's careerism destroying her marriage but I guess that Ray could try moving with the times. The death of Jamie Ewing is a shame - she seemed to be a Ewing with a conscience ! Jock would have been prouder of her than of JR. JR has a very selective and distorted view of what his late father stood for ! The cast , writers , directors and costume people not to mention the camera crew have produced an excellent season of Dallas ! Amazon deserve a pat on the back for having offered it for sale at such a low price ! If you love quality 1980's TV then this is the buy for you !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Skip the dream and it (almost) makes sense, 4 April 2011
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Jamie B (Birmingham, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Dallas - Season 10 [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
I decided to skip Season 9 (Pam's famous dream) and watch Season 10 straight after 8.

This strategy works pretty well. There are a few jarring notes in the first couple of episodes - the hairstyles and costumes are radically different; and in terms of plot, the slump in the American oil market seems to have arrived out of nowhere. Another negative is that two major plot strands of season 8 (the fates of Katherine Wentworth and Mark Graison) are left unresolved.

On the plus side, the viewer is no longer distracted by all the good things in Season 9 that are no longer to be.

And given the upheaval that Patrick Duffy's return must have caused, Season 10 is mightily impressive. The storylines are engaging and clever, even subtle at times. Donna-Ray-Jenna's storylines are cleverly juxtaposed against Jenna-Bobby-Pam. JR's adventure with BD Calhoun is similarly foreshadowed by a seemingly insignificant incident in Episode 2 which will eventually lead to the destruction of Ewing Oil, as various plot strands are skilfully and surprisingly meshed together.

Other great things about Season 10: Sue Ellen's triumph; the sleazy and hilarious Oswald Valentine; April Stevens, the minx with the heart of gold; Wes Parmalee, a ridiculous premise that turns into something most intriguing; and Jeremy Wendell, the iciest of all the Ewings' foes.

And best of all, when the whole Ewing Saga is eventually exhausted, I can watch Season 9 as a kind of fantasy epilogue, and finish on a high of sorts ...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dallas Season 10, 14 July 2013
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Excellent DVD which I purchased for myself and I love it, one the best DVD'S I have seen in a long time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A most remarkable year for the Ewing clan! (SPOILERS), 5 Sep 2009
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Reginald D. Garrard "the G-man" (Camilla, GA USA) - See all my reviews
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Remember how each episode of "The Wild Wild West" began with "The Night of"? Or "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." used "The ____ Affair" for each installment? Well, the best way to describe season ten (really season NINE, but that's another story) would be to use the word "year" as a reference point:

This season, in no particular order) was the:

1) "The Year of Valentine Lingerie" - In this storyline Sue Ellen (the one and only Linda Gray) becomes a worthy equal to husband J.R. (the Emmy-deserving Larry Hagman) as she becomes a successful entrepreneur and manipulator. Deborah Shelton, as J.R.'s latest "fling", is stunning as the symbol for the company, especially when she wears a big hat and a color-coordinated outfit. Derek McGrath is hilarious as Ozwald Valentine, the most unlikely designer of "naughty nighties."

2) "The Year of the Awakening" - Fortunately, the controversial "solution" to bring back Bobby (Patrick Ewing) is so quickly introduced in the first episode that viewers can jump into the plot devices for this season.

3) "The Year of the Comic Relief" - While Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval) has always been fodder for J.R., in this season he becomes the show's true buffoon, getting involved in one thing after another, in his quest to get the family that "wronged" his daddy.

4) "The Year of Male Chauvinism" - The writers intentionally (I hope) poked fun at the train of thought by having so many sexist comments made by Cliff and others in the cast, as well as situations where the female of the species was treated with less-than-polite respect.

5) "The Year of the Minority" - While there have been minorities seen - and even given a line or two - in the past, this was the season that saw them featured more prominently. Teresa (Roseanna Christiansen), the Ewing's Hispanic maid, gets to screen time and even gets to say more than "Dinner is served". Dora Mae, (the statuesque and always coiffed-to-the-nines Pat Colbert) is shown and heard prominently to patrons of the Oil Baron's Restaurant and even gets to react to the actions of her customers with a telling look. J.A. Preston even appears in several episodes as crafty CIA agent Leo Daltry. Daltry gets to deliver one of the more memorable lines of the season, one that makes J.R. speechless.

6) "The Year of Departures" - Suffice it to say, this season sees several "PRINCIPAL" leavings, including one of the original cast members.

7) "The Year of the Secretary" - All three of the "girl Fridays" get some increased screen time from J.R.'s Sly (Deborah Rennard), Cliff's Jackie (Sherill Lynn Rettino), and Bobby's Phyllis (Deborah Tranelli). Even Sly becomes president of one of J.R.'s "dummy" corporations.

8) "The Year of Jeremy Wendell" - William Smithers as the devious oilman makes a worthy adversary for J.R.

9) "The Year of Ray and Jenna" - Though just as equally dull as "The Year(s)of Ray and Donna", the story does allow some decent moments between actors Steve Kanaly and Priscilla Presley.

10) "The Year of Wes Parmalee" - Though this is probably the most absurd of the season's plots, it does allow from some stellar acting from Barbara Bell Geddes (remarkable as always as Miss Ellie), Howard Keel, and guest Steve Forrest as the-man-who-might-be Jock Ewing.

The sound and picture of the DVD are not up to par with previous compilations and there are no "extras," not even audio commentary on select episodes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars dallas season 10, 16 Sep 2013
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G. Clark (perth,u.k.) - See all my reviews
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j.r`s nastiness knows no bounds as he continues to defy one and all, bobby is almost as bad in his own way although his good looks lead to most people overlooking these facts
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, 1 Sep 2013
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Dallas is a classic, better than Coronation Street and Eastenders, fantastic Cast (Inc Larry Hagman) Timless Classic never boring a must have!!
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