A television series that ran on CBS from 1978 until 1991. The series focused on the Ewing Oil and the disfunctional Ewing family. The main characters were Jock Ewing, who was the patriarch of the family and the founder of Ewing Oil, his wife Miss Ellie, who was bred on SouthFork Ranch, and their three sons: J.R., Gary, and Bobby. J.R. was the main villian, who had tendencies of greed, deception, and pure evil. He was bred by his father to be an Oil man. His younger brother Gary was more artistically inclined and was favored by Ellie, but on account of his sensitive attributes he was driven away by J.R. and his father. Bobby was the youngest and the "good-guy" who competed with J.R. over Ewing Oil and also took care of the ranch. Other characters include Pamela Barnes-Ewing, Bobby's wife and the daughter of Willard "Digger" Barnes, who was Jock's former partner and friend, and Cliff Barnes, the son who vows revenges against the Ewing family for his father's losses and also contends with J.R. for power. The show has the all-time favorite cliff-hanger: "Who Shot J.R.?"
Dallas was a great show, though Knots Landing was kind of boring. It's too bad Gary didn't stick around on Dallas and kick J.R.'s ass.