SOAP WARS



Pueden adoptarse varias posturas ante el hecho discutible de que "Dallas" originó una ingente cantidad de producciones similares, no sólo en EE.UU., sino también en Gran Bretaña, Francia, Australia y Canadá, entre otros países. Evidentemente, la postura que aquí tomamos es completamente favorable a la serie de Lorimar, reconociéndole el mérito de jugar en la cuerda floja sin caer (casi) nunca en el ridículo. Resultaría interminable (y aburrido) detallar hasta qué punto las demás "supersoaps" han plagiado argumentos, personajes y cliffhangers de "Dallas". Por este motivo, nos limitaremos a comentar brevemente los paralelismos que, etapa a etapa, se pudieron observar en "Dynasty", "Los Colby", "Falcon Crest", "Knots Landing""Flamingo Road", y, por último, en las 7 temporadas de "Melrose Place" y las 3 "supersoaps" más recientes: "Revenge", la "Dallas" de TNT y  "Empire".

"Dallas" alcanza el nº 1 en todo el mundo disparando contra J.R. (Larry Hagmanen su 2ª temporada, mientras la misma cadena emite su "spin-off" titulada "Knots Landing" ("California" en España). Gary (Ted Shackelfordy Val se instalan en una casa adosada construida por la empresa de Bobby (Patrick Duffy). Durante la 1ª temporada, aparecen en "crossovers" varios personajes de la serie-madre, como J.R., Bobby o Lucy (Charlene Tilton).


        


You can take several points of view regarding the arguable fact that "Dallas" originated a huge number of similar productions, not only in USA but also in UK, France, Australia and Canada, among other countries. Obviously, our position here is totally favorable to the Lorimar show, thus admitting its merit of walking the tightrope without (almost) never making themselves a fool. It would be endless (and boring) to describe how much the other supersoaps plagiarized storylines, characters and cliffhangers of "Dallas". This is why we will just briefly comment the parallels that, season by season, one could notice on "Dynasty""The Colby""Falcon Crest""Knots Landing" and "Flamingo Road", and, lastly, in the 7 seasons of "Melrose Place" and the 3 most recent supersoaps: "Revenge"TNT "Dallas" and "Empire".

"Dallas" hits number one around the world by shooting J.R. (Larry Hagmanin its sophomore season, as the same network and producers air its spin-off titled "Knots Landing". Gary (Ted Shackelfordand Val (Joan Van Ark) settle down in a tract house built by Bobby´s (Patrick Duffy) company. During season 1, there are several crossovers of characters from the mother series such as J.R., Bobby or Lucy (Charlene Tilton).





the war, battle by battle

la guerra, batalla a batalla


soap wars I (1980-84) 

soap wars II (1984-88) 

soap wars III (1988-93) 

new: soap wars IV (1993-2016)





we thank Billy Nolan and Alberto Schwarzmann for their collaboration


note: a brief part of this special had been published on this site before and also on its previous format, aka as dallas universe

nota: una breve versión de este especial ya había sido publicada en esta web y también en su formato previo, conocido como mundodallas


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